Matthew 17, 1-9:
Sunday, 5th March 2023 (2nd T C A)
“Jesus took with him Peter, James and his brother John, and went up on a mountain apart with them. He was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light”.
How difficult it is at times for us Christians to be faithful to our faith commitment. We get the impression that God is not listening to us, that our prayer is not answered, that the horizon is too dark.
We need a sign, a token, something to lean on in order to continue without faltering. Jesus himself asked his Father: “If it is possible, let this cup pass from me”, referring to his immediate death. And he was heard, though not as he had asked, but by his resurrection, and by first passing through death. To show us that the path of this life is very hard, but that God does not forget us and that he responds to our faith and hope.
When Jesus was transfigured in front of Peter, James and John, he was showing them (and us) that to get to that end, we had to go this way first.
Our faith has to be trust in the end that God promises us, and that has to be reinforced by the signs that God gives us every day and that we have to discover.
Juan Ramón Gómez Pascual, cmf
Do you have faith and trust until the end?