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Liturgical day: August 6th: Transfiguration of Our Lord (B)

Gospel text (Mk 9,2-10): 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... Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain. There his appearance was changed before their eyes. Even his clothes shone, becoming as white as no bleach of this world could make them. Elijah and Moses appeared to them; the two were talking with Jesus. Then Peter spoke and said to Jesus, «Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah». For he did not know what to say; they were overcome with awe.

But a cloud formed, covering them in a shadow, and from the cloud came this word, «This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him». And suddenly, as they looked around, they no longer saw anyone except Jesus with them. As they came down the mountain, He ordered them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man be risen 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.