While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!" When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen."
In the liturgical calendar, the last Sunday before Lent begins is always devoted to the Transfiguration of Jesus; this year we read the account from the Book of Luke.
As we enter Lent, may we remember this glory revealed and seek to know its reality in our lives; may we learn to listen and when to keep silent.
It also seems fitting that this Sunday will be our daughter's first communion. She has been preparing for weeks and is very excited for this next step in her spiritual journey. I pray that as she kneels with her family at the altar to participate in this Blessed Sacrament, feeding on the bread of heaven and drinking of the new covenant, she too will know His Glory and be filled with His Grace.
Sufjan Stevens song The Transfiguration