Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

Psalm 97

2 Peter 1:16-19

Luke 9:28-36

“This is my chosen Son, listen to him.”  Luke 9:35

Lord, what an awesome gift to Peter, James and John, –to witness your divine glory on the mountain. I wonder how I would have reacted if I was on the mountain with you and your followers that day. I hope I would have no fear but would fall down in worship and adoration before you. You had just taught them of the coming cross and the cost of discipleship. Maybe you saw fear or worry in their eyes as you described the suffering that awaited you in Jerusalem. So, you gave them and us a vision of your glory.  This incident shows us that you are among us. The Lord of the universe is here among us, is one with us.  We have nothing to fear for you are truly greater than anything that could come upon us. Lord, your Father said to listen to your words. May I be transformed by your word. May I today receive encouragement because you are present to me in all my hopes and sufferings. I am indeed encouraged that little by little my trust and confidence in your divine grace will grow and one day make me glow like the sun too.  Amen.