Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor; the 4th Luminous Mystery!

The Gospel for today is:


MT 17:1-9

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother, John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun
and his clothes became white as light.
And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
“Lord, it is good that we are here.
If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, behold,
a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.”
When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
“Rise, and do not be afraid.”
And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.

As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them,
“Do not tell the vision to anyone until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ!

I love this feast because it reminds me that I need to let myself be continually transformed to be more and more like Jesus!

I also like the verse where Jesus “came and touched them saying, “rise, and do not be afraid.”