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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 6, A.D. 2001

Daniel 7:9-10,13-14
Psalm 97:1-2,5-6,9
2 Peter 1:16-19
Luke 9:28b-36

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

I am reminded of an enlightened talk given by Fr. George Rutler, author and of EWTN fame. He spoke of the Transfiguration; and if it were possible, shed more light on it. As I recall, these are some of the comments he shared:

We walk in a world bombarded by lights of varying sources and intensity. We encounter people who are 'bright' and some even 'brilliant', while others seem rather 'dim-witted'.

Some people who are associated with the glare of spotlights and limelights, can subtly leave us with the impression that they are somehow 'brighter' than we. If we see it illumined on our televisions, somehow it seems more true, more valid, more enlightened.

Today we read about Jesus' Transfiguration, as witnessed by Peter, James and John. Talk about BRILLIANT! Talk about TRUTH!

Jesus truly out-shines us all, for He, together with the Father and Holy Spirit are the SOURCE of all Light and Truth. Moses and Elijah also appeared brilliant, but only because they were bathed in His Light -- an important point that Peter did not grasp right away; nor would he, no doubt, until after the Pentecost.


Wouldn't you have just loved to have seen the Transfiguration? Talk about a 'Kodak-Moment' (no flash required)! That illumined image of Our Lord in His Divinity must have been breathtaking, but a mere foretaste of what awaits us when some day we too will see Him in His Glory -- if we but follow His Light.

Jesus You Are the Light of the world! Alleluia!

- Nancy Collingwood

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