Transfiguration, based on Mark 9:2-10

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead could mean.

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

One thought on “Transfiguration

  1. Thank you.


    Let me let you touch me
    With your kindness and your grace
    And transform me by your mercy
    In my present time and space

    Let me let you move me
    In what I say and do
    That in my simple actions
    I may be more like you

    Let me let you see me
    In my sorrow and my pain
    In the confusion that torments me
    And my spirit seeks to claim

    Let me let you hear me
    When with doubt and rage I cry
    In my empty desolation
    That betrays me like a lie

    Let me let you be with me dear Lord
    When I’m lost as lost can be
    When the very rock on with I stand
    Is the one that I can’t see

    © Jim Espinosa 2009

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