Thursday, August 06, 2009

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Transfiguration by Fra Angelico
The Transfiguration of the Lord by Fra Angelico

"...In her liturgy, the Church teaches that the Transfiguration was a way that the Father prepared the apostles to face the passion and death of Jesus. In front of the horror they would witness, they were not to wonder, 'What about the Son?' but rather to share in Jesus' certainty that the Father's love was with him and would not abandon him. As he did not begin his public ministry without a manifestation of the Father's love, Jesus himself does not embark upon his passion without praying to the Father. It was his dependence upon the loving will of his beloved Father that enabled Jesus to hand himself over so completely. Jesus' strength lay not in the power of his own human will, but in the loving will of his father...
The Transfiguration and Holy Dependence by Father Richard Veras, Magnificat

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Mimi said...

A blessed Afterfeast to you!

Esther said...

Thank you dear Mimi!