Beloved You

Greetings on this the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Readings: Dn 7:9-10, 13-14; PS 97:1-2, 5-6, 9; 2 Pt 1:16-19; Mk 9:2-10
Notes: The gospel (good news) of the One coming who was promised is a set of accounts about the life of Jesus on this Earth. How he was born, lived, taught, healed, suffered, died, buried. The Gospel stories end with his resurrection.

The Transfiguration reminds us of Jesus’ sonship in the Father God.
The Transfiguration reminds us of Jesus being the link between Heaven and Earth.
Elijah and Moses are the representatives of the Law and Prophets.

The Gospels are eyewitness stories recounted.
The Early Fathers of the Church continue the story as we transition from the Apostolic Age to the Apostolic Fathers (or Early Fathers).

First reading
His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed.

Second reading
Beloved: We did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.

  • Jesus is an historical figure, true and real (see Antiquities of the Jews).
  • Jesus’ signs designate him the Messiah (see Gospel John).

Responsorial Psalm
The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

Alleluia Verse
This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.

Gospel Portion
Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses, and they were conversing with Jesus.

Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; from the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.

Jesus desires to share him Belovedness with you.

The Father wants you to share in his beloved too (that is why He spoke).
Because you are beloved too.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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