Transfiguring Transformative Love

On this second Sunday of Lent our Gospel reading recounts the Transfiguration of Jesus (Mark 9:2-10) when Peter, James and John beheld the glory of the Lord.

Traditionally this took place on Mount Tabor.

Mount Tabor (Galilee, Israel)

As Jesus transfigured in front of them, Peter, James and John “saw His glory.” Their humble teacher was transformed with dazzling, brilliant Light.

The glory of God bestowed with transformative love. “This is My beloved Son…

…Thine is the Kingdom, the Power & THE GLORY…”  We say it every day in the Lord’s Prayer, but do we think about what it means? Do we ask that all we do be for God’s glory?

This morning Father Glass lightheartedly shared, “I became a priest for the glory.” He quickly added, “For God’s glory!” We chuckled, but then he nailed us with the challenge: are we seeking to give our lives over for the glory of God?

We can be ‘occasions of blessings’ and transformative love for others or we can be harbingers of despair and abdication.

Which way do you think gives glory to God?  hmmn.

An old hymn begins, “To God be the glory, great things He has done, so loved He the world that He gave us His Son…”


St. Irenaeus of Lyons

grace, peace & transfiguring transformative love

Virginia : )

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10 Responses to Transfiguring Transformative Love

  1. arlene says:

    The Transfiguration teaches us a lot of things. The priest said in his lovely homily, we could change ourselves for the better, always!

    • Virginia says:

      Amen, Arlene – we’re all works in progress & made in God’s image (how grand is that?) We are the clay, God is the potter (& we have to do our bit to keep our clay softly yielding to whatever changes God wishes to improve in us.. ) 🌷🌟🌷

  2. Carol-Jo says:

    Transformation..loving those who are difficult for me to love…loving unconditionally…no expectations…taking up this Cross daily..

    • Virginia says:

      And we are also to be ‘transformed by the renewing of our minds’ – opening them & our hearts a bit wider to the difficult ones in our local orbits. For God’s glory (not ours!) 🌟💜🌟

  3. Cindy Kranich says:

    I echo Carol-Jo’s response … selfless love and service with no strings attached … for His glory not ours!

    • Virginia says:

      Amen, Cin – sometimes no-strings-attached is a little hard when we’d like folks to notice? (At least, a little?) But, if it’s all for God’s glory, that starts not to matter anymore. ✨🌟✨

    • Virginia says:

      Wow, Tim – how cool is that? Methinks the Mt. Tabor in the Holy Land is not a volcano – but it is beautiful (especially reaching the top after a long, narrow curvy road.) ✨😎✨

  4. beautiful post-so inspiring and joyful, thank you, Michele

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