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<< Monday, August 6, 2001 >> Transfiguration
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
2 Peter 1:16-19

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Psalm 97
Luke 9:28-36

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"Awakening, they saw His glory." —Luke 9:32

Picture the transfigured Jesus. "His face changed in appearance and His clothes became dazzlingly white" (Lk 9:29). Jesus looks like God because He is God.

Picture yourself a few days or years from now. Those who have died believing in Jesus (1 Thes 4:14) and those living in His grace when He returns will rise to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thes 4:17). "He will give a new form to this lowly body of ours and remake it according to the pattern of His glorified body" (Phil 3:21). Our bodies will be remade to look like the transfigured body of Jesus.

Our bodies begin to be transformed when we are baptized. We thus have a share in God's nature (2 Pt 1:4). When we live our Baptisms by offering our bodies as living sacrifices to God (Rm 12:1), we further our transformation. When we, as Jesus' disciples, live lives of listening to Jesus (see Lk 9:35), we continue to be transformed and made holy in every aspect of our conduct (1 Pt 1:15). Our faith grows as we listen to the Lord (Rm 10:17). By faith, we accept the grace (Eph 2:8) to be restored into the image of God the Father by imitating Jesus, "the Image of the invisible God" (Col 1:15).

Are you walking up the paths of Transfiguration Mountain? Are you walking the paths of salvation, discipleship, and holiness? Are you going to look a lot like the transfigured Jesus?

Prayer: Transfigured Jesus, I will listen to You even if I have to suffer or die.
Promise: "His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, His kingship shall not be destroyed." —Dn 7:14
Praise: Praise Jesus transfigured, crucified, risen, ascended, and glorified!
Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, February 13, 2001
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 20, 2001
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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