Sunday, March 20, 2011
The Transfiguration of Our Lord
The Lord, it is said, appeared to Peter, James and John in all His Glory so that when the horror of the crucifixion took place, they might have something to strengthen them and assure them that He would indeed be resurrected. I like to think that the Lord has given me a kind of reverse transfiguration from time to time. Every time I get too big for my breeches, He casts His powerful light upon my soul so that I can see how very imperfect it is. Like lightning that illuminates the night sky and reveals that which the darkness conceals, so it is with the Lord and me. I see the sins of my past and the ones that cling to me like poison ivy and I realize how very much work I have ahead of me to earn eternal life.
In the words of St. Therese: "Oh my God, what then shall we see? What will be this life which will have no end? The Lord will be the soul of our souls. O, unsearchable mystery!"
No rest for the weary.
Posted by TLW at 8:59 AM