This Lent artist Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, and Sister Joan are praying the Gospels in words and images. You can join them by going to our homepage, goodgroundpress.com, and clicking on the Sunday Gospel images there. This coming Sunday is the story of Jesus’ transfiguration. Share this retreat with your parish by printing goodgroundpress.com in your church bulletin.
Out of the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son, on whom my favor rests. Listen to him.”
His transfiguration takes place just after Jesus tells his disciples for the first time he will suffer, die, and rise on the third day. This awakening to Jesus’ suffering moves the disciples from ordinary to sacred time.
In his transfiguration the disciples see Jesus as both divine and vulnerable, belonging to both heaven and earth, residing in both ordinary and extraordinary worlds. His transfiguration terrifies his followers, but Jesus touches them gently and tells them not to fear.
This vision disturbs their lives. The solid ground on which they stand shifts. They move from ordinary space to sacred space, from mundane to mystery.
When has an awakening transformed your past and future?