Today’s Gospel: Luke 9:28b-36 – Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
As I reflect on this Gospel reading, I see myself in Peter’s actions.
How often do I miss out on miraculous and glorious experiences because I fail to resist my weaknesses and succumb to sleep? I have too much housework to do to volunteer with the needy more regularly. I’m too tired at the end of the day to attend all-night adoration at my parish. And so on. Often, I can’t see the awesomeness of God because I am figuratively, or sometimes literally, asleep.
When I do finally fully wake up, like Peter, I don’t want to leave those glorious experiences and face reality. I linger at parties. Sometimes it takes me weeks to fully unpack from a vacation. I want to pitch tents and hang on to beautiful moments, whether what I am doing makes sense or not.
Perhaps most importantly, like Peter, I need to listen to Jesus. When my human weaknesses and aversion to challenges try to overcome me, the only thing that really works is prayerful listening to Jesus.
What in your life keeps you knowing Jesus more fully and listening to Him?
Lord, help me to overcome my weaknesses and fears to see You more clearly and listen to You more fully.
Copyright 2019 Monica Portogallo
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