August 6, 2017
In most years this is the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time cycle A...
However, when this feast of the Transfiguration falls on a Sunday those readings are use for the Eucharist Celebration
Many of the prophets in the past before the coming of Christ were able to hint and foretell his coming.
In the first reading, Daniel gives a glimpse of a God who loves his people even when they sin. Daniel understood that in spite of the failures of humanity God will also provide. Certainly the coming of the Savior is foretold. That can give each of us faith knowing that God will always love us even in our moments of failure and doubt just as the people of Daniel's Time had experienced.
In the second reading, Peter told those he was addressing and today each of us that Jesus has come from God His Father...again we can be assured that God will never abandon us. He uses the human body to send His Son to redeem us. Once again we can see the great love God has for humanity, even in its failures and sins and ours too.
Three of those who have gone up the mountain, e.g. Peter, James, and John, have experience something wonderful. They hear the voice and see an image that God truly has sent Jesus for humanity.
It is no wonder that Peter said to the Lord.
They recognized that God had sent His Son for the healing of humanity.
That event should also reassure us that God has given His Son to each of us, to provide a way for us to enter into Eternal Life.
What love and mercy God has for Humanity and for each of us individually...