Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Transfiguration

When we walked into church this morning we noticed a beautiful statue of Christ Transfigured, standing near a huge stained glass window near the front of the church. The statue was robed in brilliant white. I have never seen this statue before and it truly was dazzling. During the homily Father drew our attention to the statue, and reminded us of what the apostles were told when Jesus asked if they wanted to follow him: "Take up your cross and follow Me."

There was also a discussion of the white robes on the statue and how the white robe is reflected in our baptism and funeral customs. Both of those are times of transformation for the soul. Father concluded that it is very important to listen to the story of the Transfiguration during Lent, because it is a reminder to us that we should be open to the Lord's ability to transform our lives.

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