"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." – — Winston Churchil: (1874 – 1965: was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955)
Gospel Text: (LK 9:28B-36)
Jesus took Peter, John, and James
and went up a mountain to pray.
While he was praying his face changed in appearance
and his clothing became dazzling white.
And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah,
who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus
that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem.
Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep,
but becoming fully awake,
they saw his glory and the two men standing with him.
As they were about to part from him, Peter 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.”
But he did not know what he was saying.
While he was still speaking,
a cloud came and cast a shadow over them,
and they became frightened when they entered the cloud.
Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone.
They fell silent and did not at that time
tell anyone what they had seen.
When our understanding of life, our dreams and hopes, our expectations are not being fulfilled, when disappointments bring us to disenchantment and cynicism, let us open our mind and hearts to Jesus to bring us a deeper level of understanding or perhaps to change our way of understanding. Let the imagination of Jesus into your heart and mind.
It takes time as it took the disciples a long time to fully understand and accept the true mission of Jesus. Following in the footsteps of the disciples is our way to true joy and peace of mind.