Question of the Week
Gospel Reading Mark 9:2—10
Jesus takes only three of his disciples—Peter, James, and John—up to the mountain where he is transfigured before them. Perhaps it is only these three who might be able to understand what is happening and to benefit from it, though these three seem quite bewildered by the whole thing. From our post-resurrection point of view, we see that they were given a view of who Jesus is on the inside, that is, the reality beneath the Jewish rabbi they were accustomed to. The reality is a glorious, dazzlingly brilliant Person, whose being radiates love and authority, and of whom the Power on high says, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!”
Question: Was the Transfiguration only for Peter, James, and John, or was it for me also? How does the glory of the vision alter the way I see and respond to Jesus?