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Quote/s of the Day – 6 August – ‘Those who go UP’

Quote/s of the Day – 6 August – Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord – Readings: Daniel 7: 9-10, 13-14; Psalm 97: 1-2, 5-6, 9; Peter 1: 16-19; Mark 9: 2-10

“This is my beloved Son.
Listen to him..”

Mark 9:7

“It is before those who go UP
that Jesus is transfigured
and not to those BELOW.
When He is transfigured,
His Face shines as the sun,
that He may be manifested to the children of light,
who have put off the works of darkness
and put on the armour of light..”

Origen (c 185-253)
Father of the Church

At His Transfiguration
Christ showed His disciples,
the splendour of His beauty,
to which He will shape and colour
those who are His:
‘He will reform our lowness
configured to the body of His glory.’”

St Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274)
Doctor of the Church

Posted in BREVIARY Prayers, FEASTS and SOLEMNITIES, MORNING Prayers, PAPAL HOMILIES, SAINT of the DAY, The TRANSFIGURATION, The WORD

One Minute Reflection 6 August – Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord – Today’s Gospel: Mark 9:2–10

One Minute Reflection 6 August – Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord – Today’s Gospel: Mark 9:2–10

And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.”...Mark 9:7this is my beloved son listen to him mark 9 7 - 6 aug 2018

REFLECTION – …”And the path of Jesus is another, Jesus triumphs through humiliation, the humiliation of the cross.   But, as this would be a scandal for them, Jesus lets them see what will come next, what is after cross, what awaits us, all of us.   This glory and this heaven.   And this is very beautiful, very beautiful because Jesus and this feels good, always prepares us for the test.   In one way or another but this is the message.   It always prepares us.   It gives us the strength to go on in moments of trial and to win with its strength.   Jesus does not leave us alone in the trials of life, He always prepares us, He helps us as He prepares these (the disciples) with the vision of His glory.   And so they remembered this moment, to bear the weight of the humiliation.   And this is the first thing that the church teaches, that Jesus always prepares us and rehearses with us.   He does not leave us alone, never!
“This is my beloved son.   Listen to him.” This is the message which the Father gives to the Apostles, the message of Jesus prepares them to see His glory, the message of the Father is “Listen to him.”   There is no moment in life which cannot be fully lived by listening to Jesus.   In beautiful moments, stop and listen to Jesus, in bad moments, stop and listen to Jesus.   This is the way, He will tell us what we need to do, always.”…Pope Francis 25 February 2018he does not leave us alone never - pope francis - transfiguration homily feb 2018 - 6 aug 2018

PRAYER – Father, at the Transfiguration in glory of Your only-begotten Son, You confirmed the mysteries of faith by the witness to Jesus of the prophets Moses and Elijah. You foreshadowed what we shall be when You bring our sonship to its perfection.   Grant that by listening to the voice of Jesus, we may become heirs with Him, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God forever and may Mary, our tender and caring Mother, help us to be bright rays of the saving light of her Son Jesus. Amenmary beloved mother-pray for us all