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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

August 6 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 9
2 Peter 1:16-19
Mark 9:2-10

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today we celebrate the Feast of the Transfiguration where the Lord took Peter, James and John to the mountain where He was transfigured and appeared with Moses and Elijah. This part of scripture is full of much meaning and purpose, not only to the people of 2000 years ago, but to us as well.

The sheer brilliance of the setting gave the disciples (as well as us) a glimpse into the divine nature of Christ. The brightness of His clothes, the appearance of Moses and Elijah, the covering of the cloud and the heavenly voice all point to the glorious nature of the Lord. As we hear this, 2000 years later, we too can get a peek at the Lord's glory.

Moses was the one who brought the law to the chosen people and Elijah was the greatest of the prophets. Jesus had spoken elsewhere in the gospels that He had not come to replace the law and the prophets but to fulfill them and having this scene on the mountain shows clearly how all had been fulfilled in Christ as God had planned since the beginning of time.

In this one short scene, Jesus showed His disciples the true meaning of His coming and how it had all come together in Him. The message remains the same for us today as the Lord's glory continues to shine and His work continues in us.

~ Don Claunch, SFO
| email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Lives of the saints:

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