Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Transfiguration

Today we eavesdrop on an intimate conversation between the Father with the Son. The heavens are opened and in a place of intimacy and prayer, in an intense spiritual experience named Transfiguration, Jesus and all of us listen as the Father says, “You are my beloved one.” Baptized into Christ Jesus, our Lord, we too are truly beloved in Him.

Beloved as we are - God's own daughters and sons -  we are confused, heartbroken and we grieve in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in El Paso and in Dayton. And we pray for an end to all gun violence.

Heavenly Father, we your children, beg you to send us peace, help us to be more and more filled with your own compassion and lovingkindness.

Raphael, The Transfiguration (detail), oil on wood, 1516-1520,  159” X 109”,  Pinacoteca Vaticana.