To prepare his dear friends, Peter, James and John, for the suffering of Jesus that was to come later, today’s story gives these three disciples a look at the glory to come. The Transfiguration gives a glimpse of the Resurrection. Take your place beside the apostles as they look at the other three—Jesus, Moses, and Elijah.
Given the divisions that exist among religions, we are a long way from one tabernacle of peace, tolerance, and worship of the one God in whom we claim to believe. Pray for the union of all religions under God.
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In Year A, we continue to read from the Gospel of St. Matthew.
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