Today’s readings encourage us to think about our journey of faith in the company of the transfigured Lord and the importance of trusting in the call and grace of God our Father.
In the first reading, God calls Abram to abandon his land, family, and nation, and Abram responds generously. With the divine blessing and guidance, Abram (who later became Abraham) finds a new home and life. He serves as an example to us all.
In his letter to Timothy, Paul clarifies that we are called to holiness: holiness not of our own making but of God. Like Timothy, we are reminded that we are not alone. We are invited to rely on the divine power and grace revealed by the life and death of Christ Jesus. And like Abraham, we, too, must learn to live by trusting in God’s grace and his calling of us.
Trust in God the Father is exemplified above all in the life of Jesus, who is transfigured on the mountaintop, radiant with divine light in today’s Gospel. The Father proclaims Jesus as his Beloved Son and invites us to ‘Listen to him.’ If we continue listening to Christ’s voice, we will not succumb to temptations but be transfigured like Jesus. The Psalmist invites us to trust him as we meditate on the creative power of the Lord that fills the earth with his love.
This week, we may like to pray for a deepening personal relationship with Christ Jesus. We ask for the grace to listen to his voice, to hear his call to personal ministry, and to feel his touch in our daily lives.
Joy and peace.