The Transfiguration is witnessed by Moses and by Elijah. The former is the lawgiver of the Old Testament and the latter a representative of the prophets. This august group, deep in conversation, are in sharp contrast with the three frightened tired disciples who find it difficult to keep awake. The human witnesses of the great event pale into insignificance with the appearance of the Heavenly Father, symbolised by the cloud of the Spirit and in His testimony to the Son. This episode parallels Yahweh’s manifestation to Moses on Mt Sinai, in which the Israelites witnessed the “glory” of God and “heard His voice” (Deut 5:24).
May Jesus’ Transfiguration help us with our faith, may it strengthen our hope, and may love conquers all.
God bless, Fr Michael
This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to Him.