The Transfiguration - 8 March 2020

Sunday 8 March 2020

Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Carl Bloch (1834-1890), The Transfiguration of Jesus / Wikipedia

1 After six days, Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain by themselves.

2 He was changed before them. His face shone like the sun, and his garments became as white as the light.

3 Behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them talking with him.

4 Peter answered and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you want, let’s make three tents here: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them. Behold, a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Listen to him.”

6 When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid. 7 Jesus came and touched them and said, “Get up, and don’t be afraid.”

8 Lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus alone.

9 As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, “Don’t tell anyone what you saw, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”


Mt 17: 1-9  / ebible.org



What actually happened to Jesus on top of the mountain, do you think?


Why did Jesus take Peter, James and John with him up the mountain? Why didn’t he take others?

Why didn’t Jesus want them to say anything “until the Son of Man has risen from the dead”?


What implications does this incident have for us in the way we live our lives today?