The Transfiguration of the Lord
First reading – Daniel 7:9-10,13-14
“On him was conferred sovereignty, glory and kingship, and men of all peoples, nations and languages became his servants. His sovereignty is an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away, nor will his empire ever be destroyed”. Today is the feast of transfiguration. The feast in which the chosen Apostles could witness this glory of Jesus Christ. The Apostles witnessed it in the way Prophet Daniel witnessed it some 600 years before them. He is coming on the clouds of heaven, but he is like a son of man. This shows both the divine and human nature of Jesus Christ. Through the paschal mystery, He was conferred sovereignty, glory, and kingship as He conquered death. By conquering death, His sovereignty became an eternal sovereignty which shall never pass away. The Transfiguration is considered a pivotal moment in the Gospels, as it reveals Jesus as the fulfilment of the law (Moses) and the prophets (Elijah) and emphasizes His divine nature. And meditating on the First reading the words of Daniel, we must try to be close to Jesus Christ who will never pass away. Let’s reflect: How much I meditate the divinity of Jesus Christ?