An encounter with Jesus should lead to a radical transformation! When Jesus is transfigured on the mountain and appears with Moses and Elijah, he gives the disciples a glimpse of his true nature. We make a mountain craft to discuss the transfiguration.
A Message To Parents:
I’ve been reading Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly (again). One of the things he talks about in the opening chapters is how different the face of the earth would look if we all lived our faith. Catholicism isn’t complicated. It’s not a bunch of trick questions to figure out the right thing to do. There is a genius to Catholicism and the way God designed the Church.
Are we, as humans, flawed and make mistakes? Absolutely. But past those mistakes, there a massive amount of good the Church has done. We should continue to move FORWARD, not backward, in our path toward holiness and closer communion with God.
A concept Kelly talked about that really resonated with me is that we have both an identity and an image problem within the Church. We aren’t sure who we are and we have good PR letting non-Christians know who we are. We’re called to love! And live a life in the footsteps of Jesus and the example he gave us.
So what does this have to do with the transfiguration? Jesus gave his disciples a glimpse of his nature as God in the transfiguration. And they were blown away by that little glimpse.
Are we fully ourselves, being who God calls us to be? What would our children, our spouses, our friends, our world see if we were truly alive in Christ? What is our identity and what image is seen because of it?
- Ashley Zahorian, Mass Box mom