Mark 9:2-10 Reflection – Veiled Spiritual Transfiguration

Reflection on Mark 9:2-10

Living Christians in various impossible situations have continued to experience the phenomena of Jesus’s Glory in personal ways. While not as significant as for Peter, James, and John, Christ has repeatedly let heaven and earth mystically mingle and touch within the limits of human comprehension. For example, when we truly die to self for others or enter contemplative prayer we can participate in a veiled spiritual transfiguration as a precursor to completely entering Heaven to see the face of God. 

The Transfiguration, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

The Transfiguration James Tissot Brooklyn Museum

The Transfiguration, James Tissot, Brooklyn Museum

End of Lectio Divina

Additional Lenten Reflections

Mark 9 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)

The Transfiguration

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

The Coming of Elijah

As they were coming down the mountain, he ordered them to tell no one about what they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead. 10 So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead could mean.

Thank you for meditating on this daily Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Mark 9:2-10.