Transfiguration

He let His glory be seen .....


On Saturday evening, when going to Mass in Urlaur for the Vigil Mass,  I noticed a most glorious sunset and sky. Though tight enough for time, I bypassed the Church and went to Urlaur Lake.  I’ve been here long enough to know that when the sky is right, Urlaur Lake is at its best.  I wasn’t the only one there, met two people – one a professional photographer – who were enjoying the moment too.  I took a few quick shots with my phone and the colours were amazing.  

Struck me that I was heading back to Church to say a few words about The Transfiguration and surely if Urlaur Lake were anything at that moment, it was transfigured by the very touch of the heavens.  Its beauty is always there but the moment it is touched by God’s splendour, the full story is told.

"Lord, it is wonderful for us to be here"


 


(Matthew 17:1-9)
 
Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain where they could be alone. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as the light. Suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. ‘Lord,’ he said ‘it is wonderful for us to be here; if you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and from the cloud there came a voice which said, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.’ When they heard this the disciples fell on their faces overcome with fear. But Jesus came up and touched them. ‘Stand up,’ he said ‘do not be afraid.’ And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but only Jesus.
 
As they came down from the mountain Jesus gave them this order, ‘Tell no one about the vision until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.’

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2 thoughts on “Transfiguration”

  1. The sunset pictures over Urlaur Lake are really beautiful. The sky is just amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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