Transfiguration Feast Reveals That Jesus Is Son Of God

Kampung Pandan: The feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord is an importance feast in the Church. This is because this feast is the revelation that Jesus is the Son of God.

Fr Lawrence Andrew SJ narrated and elaborated from the Gospel text about this significant feast, saying that Jesus took with Him three apostles, namely Peter , John and James up the mountain (Mount Tabor) and they witnessed Him being transfigured and his clothes were dazzling whiter than any other, with Moses and Elijah appearing.

Peter however equate the idea that Jesus, Moses and Elijah were equals, meaning were prophets. That’s why he suggested to build three tents, each one for the three of them. Fr Andrew added that at that time Peter doesn’t yet fully understood that Jesus is more than merely a prophet. Peter wasn’t yet enlightened with wisdom.

As God appeared in the form of clouds and His voice saying to them that this is My Son- referring to Jesus, the Beloved, listen to Him. The revelation that Jesus is the Son of God. Only after this amazing event did Peter, John and James fully understood that Jesus is the Son God and that God calls each believer to listen to Him that is to listen to Jesus.

Fr Andrew said though two religions in the world do not recognized that Jesus is the Son of God, but treated Him as merely a prophet; we the believers of God must ensure that what our God has revealed at the Transfiguration is that Jesus is the Son of God, our Saviour and Lord. As Christians, we are reminded at this feast to listen to Jesus and to transform, transfigure our inner-selves and to obey and do God’s holy will. “Jesus my Lord, my God, my all”.

The evening Mass on August 6, the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord attracted a crowd of some 120 faithful. Though it falls on a working day, many came to pray. 

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