Cycle B

Good News B36a

The Transfiguration of the Lord, Mark 9:2-10

 

Mark 9:2-10 New American Bible

Mark 9:2-10 Bible Gateway New International Version

 

Transfiguration

“His clothes became dazzling white.”

 

God can create dazzling changes in you. Where you need to be strengthened, he will make you strong. Where you need to care more for others, he can make you more loving. Begin by looking for signs of God in you. Your soul shines for God. Your soul yearns to see him. Use God's flashlight to show you the way.

God can bleach out the stains of sin because his Son, Jesus Christ died on the cross.  If no one else notices the good things you do, shine the flashlight on yourself. God knows every thing you have ever done. He has watched you grow from a baby.  Reward yourself for the good things you do.  God will reward you with eternal life. 

If you don’t know the good things, you have done for others, God will show you.  People remember the small things you do for them.  A small thing for you can be a “big” thing for someonelse.  At entrances to restaurants, bathrooms, and elevators it is difficult to hold the door and push a wheelchair at the same time.  When you open the door for a lady pushing her Mother in a wheelchair, it is a “small” thing for you, but it is a “big” favor for the lady pushing the wheelchair.

Your Mother comes home tired from working all day.  When you bring her a glass of ice water, it is a “small” thing for you.  However, it is a “big” favor for your Mother.

You are dazzling child of God.  God loves you very much. 

Say the “Our Father” and ask God to help you see his goodness in everyone you meet, especially your neighbors and yourself.

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.

 

 

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