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Saturday, August 6, 2016 Feast of the Transfiguration/First Saturday Devotion

Galatians, chapter 4, verse 11
11 I am afraid on your account that perhaps I have labored for you in vain.

Have you ever when you have sinned and failed, asked Christ, please do not let me suffer the loss of your sacrifice for me. Has your fear been that Christ has labored for you in vain? This is what Paul was saying to the Galatians; he was crying for them not to throw the freedom that Christ had earned for them away by living in worldly ways. Our call is to be in the world but not of the world.

This is the message of the gospel.

Jesus said to his disciples:

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world.
A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand,
where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” (Mt 5:13-15)

Thank God there is a cure for our failures it is the Sacraments of Confession and the Holy Eucharist; seek use of them today and never stop praying.

Feast of the Transfiguration[1]

GOSPEL. Matt. xvii. 1-9.

At that time Jesus taketh unto Him Peter and James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart: and He was transfigured before them. And His face did shine as the sun: and His garments became white as snow. And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elias talking with Him. And Peter, answering, said to Jesus: Lord, it is good for us to be here: if Thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshaded them. And lo a voice out of the cloud saying: This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased: hear ye Him. And the disciples hearing, fell upon their face: and were very much afraid. And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them: Arise, and fear not. And they lifting up their eyes saw no one, but only Jesus. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead.

Why was Jesus transfigured before His disciples on Mount Tabor?

1. To give them a manifest proof of His divinity. 2. To prevent all doubt on their part when they should see Him on Mount Calvary. 3. To encourage all the faithful to patience under agony and suffering. 4. To show us how our glorified bodies shall rise from the dead (i. Cor. xv. 52).

Why did Moses and Elias appear with Our Lord?
To testify that Jesus, was the Savior of the world, spoken of by the law and the prophets.






[1] Goffine’s Devout Instructions

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