In his Transfiguration, Jesus gave Peter, James, and John a glimpse of his Divine Glory, and of his unique relationship with the Father. During the event, Moses and Elijah, who in their own time pointed to the coming Christ, discussed the suffering that the Lord would undergo in his passion. This incident occurred so that the disciples would be strengthened, and would know that the darkest hours they experienced were part of God’s plan and would result in the victory of salvation.
We today live in the dark shadow of the culture of death. Let the transfiguration strengthen us, to know that in the end, truth is victorious over falsehood, grace is victorious over sin, and life is victorious over death. May the Lord transfigure us, and make us courageous apostles of life.