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August 6th: Transfiguration of Our Lord (A)

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Gospel text (Mt 17,1-9): Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone. Jesus' appearance was changed before them: his face shone like the sun... Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone. Jesus' appearance was changed before them: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became bright as light. Just then Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. Peter spoke and said to Jesus, «Master, it is good that we are here. If you so wish, I will make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah».

Peter was still speaking when a bright cloud covered them in its shadow, and a voice from the cloud said, «This is my Son, the Beloved, my Chosen One. Listen to him». On hearing the voice, the disciples fell to the ground, full of fear. But Jesus came, touched them and said, «Stand up, do not be afraid». When they raised their eyes, they no longer saw anyone except Jesus. And as they came down the mountain, Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone what they had just seen, until the Son of Man be raised from the dead.

Illustration: Pau Morales

Today, while contemplating Jesus’ divine beauty, Simon Peter spontaneously expresses his happiness: "How well we are here!" Of course, with Jesus Christ one is always well: there is no greater source of peace and happiness. But ... let us hear what the Father of Heaven said to the apostles: "This is my Son whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. Listen to him." Listen to him!

- Today and every day we can listen to Jesus. Go before the tabernacle, be silent, kneel down and you will hear him.

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