Reflections on this Feast of the Transfiguration

The Transfiguration by Carl Bloch 1865

We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being changed into His likeness from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit. II Cor. 3:18

Today the Church remembers and celebrates Jesus’ transfiguration. That day the three apostles beheld Him in all His glory and never stopped longing to experience it again. They were part of a handful of people who were granted this privilege on earth, but all of us can look forward to eventually experiencing it in eternity and in fits and starts here in this lfe as we “are being changed into His likeness from one degree of glory to another”.

The degree of glory that God can get us to is directly correlated to our degree of trust.

St. Therese of Lisieux states, “As soon as you try to please Him in everything and have an unshakable trust, He purifies you every moment in His love and He lets no sin remain.” 1

Because we have the Holy Spirit, we can tap the source of unwavering trust. Every time we stumble, if we cry out to Him, he will lift us up and fill us with more trust and faithfulness to go on trying again and again.

Lord, I long for you deep in my soul! Help me to continue trying and trusting as You work on changing me from “one degree of glory to another”. ~Amen

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Published by diannespinoza

I am a middle school science teacher, mom of five boys and one girl, wife of one wonderful man since 1991. We live in Forest Grove, Oregon and I teach in Hillsboro at South Meadows Middle School. I am first of all a follower of Jesus, a lover of His Mama and striving to submit myself daily to the Father's Divine Will. Second of all I love my family and seek to serve my husband and children in the best ways possible. Finally, I am an enthusiastic integrator of blended classroom learning, with aspirations to teach my students how to read, write and speak competently about the Science concepts they are learning with an aim to their life-long flourishing.

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