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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 18, A.D. 2006


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
James 3:1-10
Psalm 12:2-5, 7-8
Mark 9:2-13



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Rabbi, it is good that we are here!"
(Mark 9:5)

It is good in so many ways. Let's start with the easiest. Had they not been present, there would have been no one to tell what they had seen. There would have been no sense of the transfiguration. Think about other parts of Jesus' story where we hear that "He went off into the wilderness and there he stayed for forty days." What did He do there? Where did He go? We cannot know, we can only speculate. But we can assume that where and what were not nearly so important as they are in this case.

So, it is good because we have a record of what happened during that time with the apostles. But it is also good because it is something we can now participate in. We can go with them to the mountain and we can go up the mountain and we can know Jesus as God. Not from this revelation alone, but this revelation contributes to all of the others and reveals Jesus as the King of all Prophets and the son of God. The whiteness of His garments suggests the purity of His life and His Holiness beyond measure.

It has been granted to us through this vision to know Jesus more perfectly and more intimately. Those who say that He was a great man but was not God do not know what they are talking about. They have eyes but refuse to see. We have eyes and we can see. We see because of the light that flows from Him.

Indeed, Rabbi, it is good that we can be with You as you experience this transforming power. It is good to know You as King of prophets and King of my Soul.
Thank you, my Lord and my God.

- JuandelaCruz
(sriddle415 at yahoo dot com)



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