Gospel – Luke 9:28b-36
Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions had been overcome by sleep, but becoming fully awake, they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As they were about to part from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good that we are here; let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” But he did not know what he was saying. While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, and they became frightened when they entered the cloud. Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.” After the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. They fell silent and did not at that time tell anyone what they had seen.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
568 Christ’s Transfiguration aims at strengthening the apostles’ faith in anticipation of his Passion: the ascent onto the “high mountain” prepares for the ascent to Calvary. Christ, Head of the Church, manifests what his Body contains and radiates in the sacraments: “the hope of glory”
From “Great Crusade of Love” Testimony of Catalina Rivas (CL62:1-3)
1) As a continuation of My work of salvation, I chose two creatures to represent the past that is projected into the future. I did it at the Tabor through Moses and Elijah. Moses represented the old Judaism; Elijah the future Judaism, the one I will redeem with Me making use of him and with Me in the middle, amid the splendor, like a bridge of unity between the Old and the New Testament.
2) My Father wanted three of My disciples to be present at My Transfiguration, Peter among them. And He wanted it so that they would be My witnesses and not forget that before the shame, the splendor was manifested in Me. Thus I left the remembrance of majesty to My own, but so that it would serve as confirmation of My Divine work of salvation.
3) Nobody prevented Me from giving My manifestation to the people or other wiser and well deserved persons. But I wanted to limit Myself to only three among Mine, because before anything else, I had to accomplish My mission in the greatest possible secrecy… It was necessary to proceed step by step and adapt My work to the wise design that the Father wanted to slowly carry out among men.
Each week we will be presenting a portion of the following Sunday’s readings, and linking it to relevant parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and messages from the Testimony of Catalina. Pay special attention to the italicized underlined sections. This Sunday it is asked, What kind of soil will you be for the word of God? We hope this is inspiring and educational. Any comments you have are certainly welcomed.
Tim Francis prepared this educational program to help you increase your faith and love for the Holy Trinity and our Blessed Mother. His website is http://YouShallBelieve.com
I have known Tim for many years and recommend his work highly. He is a strong advocate for the “The Real Body and Blood Of Jesus” and the numerous miracles that occur on a daily basis. Both of us are greatly inspired by the amazing writings of Catalina Rivas. Catalina is one of the few individuals in history who personally experienced the “Stigmata Of Jesus Christ.”