Sunday Gospel Warm-Up

August 3, 2023


Aug. 6. Mt 17:1-9


Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up to the top of the mountain to receive a vision of Him with Elijah and Moses. We often speak of mountaintop type experiences. In this case, it is taken to a whole new level. These apostles were given a glimpse of the divine Jesus, but the key message in it is that the glory of the Lord is not to be found on the top of the mountain.

The true glory of God would be revealed in Jerusalem and in the cross. It’s nice to have mountaintop experiences, but like Jesus, our divine destiny and “glory” lies in embracing on our own crosses with love and faith.