Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah’—not knowing what he said. While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, ‘This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!’ When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.
This weekend is Saturday the 16and Sunday the 17 March, beginning the 2nd week of Lent.
The community of Taize sing Christe Lux Mundi: ‘O Christ, light of the world, whoever follows you will have the light of life.’
Today’s reading is from the Gospel of Luke.
Peter, James and John see Jesus in a new way.They see his glory – in other words they see in Jesus the splendour of God.For a moment, imagine yourself with them on that mountain and sense what it must it have been like.
Moses and Elijah are there with Jesus.They represent all that God has done, through history, to show his great love for his people.In what way do you need to know God’s love, today?
As you listen again to the reading, keep in mind what Peter says, ‘it is good for us to be here’.How might it be good for you to be present to this scene?
At the end of the reading, the disciples find themselves alone with Jesus.You too canbe with him in the same way, now.What do you want to say to him?What might he want to say to you?