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Today's Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9 - Feast of the Transfiguration
Here we are at the Transfiguration of Jesus. I am reading it for the umpteenth time, but with new eyes. One sentence pops out at me: “And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.”
Peter, James and John climbed a high mountain that day with Jesus. They viewed Jesus talking to Moses and Elijah. As frightened as they were, the words Jesus spoke comforted them. They witnessed a miracle, the Transfiguration. Now their eyes were on Him alone.
“Mommy” life can get too busy, overwhelming us when our lives are going in different directions all day, or we can’t find an hour to be with Jesus, or even time for ourselves. Somewhere behind the mounds of laundry and piles of dishes He is hidden from our sight. We look for Him while at the same time He is looking for us.
Getting away with Jesus on retreat always gives us a clearer view of Him. Absence from people is sometimes needed to remember how to be present with God. If the mountain in life you are climbing is way too high, it is time to get away with your beloved, Jesus.
Is there a “mountain” in your life that is too high to climb? When is the last time you spent time alone with Jesus?
Dear Jesus, sometimes You seem to be hidden behind the mounds of laundry, dishes, and carpools. I want to see You in all I do, so help me to make the time to be alone with You.
Copyright 2020 Ellen Mongan
About the Author
Ellen Mongan, a Catholic writer and speaker, has been married more than 40 years to Deacon Pat Mongan. They have 7 children and 12 grandchildren. Ellen is a host of WOW Radio Podcasts, a religious columnist for the Augusta Chronicle, and has spoken on both radio and television. She is the founder of Sisters in Christ, Little Pink Dress Ministry, and Women-Fests.