“Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!”
Transfiguration Sunday is this week. I’m always a bit sad by that because it means the lull between Christmas and Lent is over and I have to gear back up for a fuller schedule. But beyond my whining, I like this story of Jesus on the mountain talking with Elijah and Moses. I have all sorts of wonderings here. What did they talk about? What was the mood like, were they excited, nervous, geared up? How bright were their clothes exactly? Will we be transfigured in heaven? But for all my questions the key point here I think is what happens when God speaks to Peter, James and John. This is my Son, listen to him. Like Peter we all stick our feet in our mouths from time to time, usually with good intentions, just trying to help. But what is important is simply to shut our mouths and listen to our Lord. I’ll stop there.