Lectio Divina for The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Read the following Scripture two or three times:
Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he
Was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And
behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
“Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses,
and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then
from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen
to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came
and touched them, saying, “Rise, and do not be afraid.” And when the disciples raised their eyes, they
saw no one else but Jesus alone.
As they were coming down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, “Do not tell the vision to anyone
until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”
After the reading, take some time to reflect in silence on or more of the following questions:
– What word or words in this passage caught your attention?
– What in this passage comforted you?
– What in this passage challenged you?
Read the Scripture again, followed by this reflection:
What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?
Jesus took Peter, James and his brother, John and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
Where can I go to be alone with God?
In what places do I like to pray?
Lord it is good that we are here.
Who has accompanied me through the difficult times in my life?
How can I accompany my brothers and sisters who are struggling?
And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.
What distracts me from following Jesus?
How can I keep my sights on Jesus?
After a period of silent reflection recite the Lord’s Prayer.
Living the Word This Week
How can I make my life a gift for others in charity?
Read and reflect on the appeal in paragraph 285 of Pope Francis’ encyclical Fratelli Tutti: