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This is My Beloved Son with Whom I Am Well Pleased

The Transfiguration of the Lord

The disciples’ lives were never the same because they had been shown without a shadow of a doubt that Jesus was the true God.

As His disciples today, the Church helps us unravel this divine appointment by explaining God’s attributes.  God is Infinite: He is not confined by time or space.  God is Unity: He is the one, true God and there is no other.  God is Simple: He is not composed of any physical or metaphysical parts; He simply is.  God is Divine: He is the creator and sustainer of all beings.  God is Eternal: He always was, always is, and always will be.  God is Omnipresent: He is not confined by any temporal limitations; He is everywhere.  God is Immutable: He is incapable of any type of change; Since he is perfection itself, He cannot change. God possesses Divine Knowledge, Intellect, and Will: He knows all things, understands all things, and orchestrates all things according to his divine plan.

After being reminded of Who and What God is, how can we do anything but respond in awe and wonder?  As our second reading admonishes:  We possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable.  You will do well to be attentive to it, as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.”  Let us listen to that message today, allow ourselves to be moved by it, and respond in faith to our great and loving God.

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Readings: Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord | USCCB


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