Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
August 6, A.D. 2005
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9
2 Pt 1:16-19
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration in which
the divine nature of Jesus was revealed. To keep everything in
perspective, Jesus took Peter, James and John up on a mountain to
pray with Him. By God's grace and design, these three men who
accompanied Jesus were given the vision of "Jesus Glorified" in
conversation with God the Father so that we, an unbelieving
people, might understand the divinity of Jesus.
Sadly, even to this day many don't believe, or are greatly burdened
with the overpowering cares of this passing world. Oh, how many
enter before the Sacred Presence of the Lord in Catholic churches
and fail to give Him a profound gesture of deep respect! As our
work-week progresses and we become even more lost in our mad
scramble to make money and please ourselves, any thought of the
Son of God present among us in the Tabernacle is normally far from
If we really believed in the sacredness of Jesus as shown at the Transfiguration,
would we allow ourselves to consider Jesus in such an off-handed manner?
Let us resolve today, to listen carefully to the scripture readings at Mass this
weekend and to ponder deeply the profound truth of the Transfiguration of
Jesus, the Son of God, now actually present among us.
- Joachim, OCDS
Lives of the saints:
Saturday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary time
The Transfiguration of the Lord
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