It is wonderful

Published on 12 Oct 2017
Lord, it is wonderful for us to be here. Matthew 17: 4 Image: a figure on a mountain.

Lord, it is wonderful for us to be here.

Matthew 17: 4

The Luminous Mysteries

4. The Transfiguration Matthew 17:1–8

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up in a high mountain by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his face shone like the sun and his clothes became as dazzling as light. And suddenly Moses and Elijah appeared to them; they were talking with him. Then Peter spoke to Jesus. 'Lord,' he said, 'it is wonderful for us to be here; if you want me to, I will make three shelters here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.' He was still speaking when suddenly a bright cloud covered them with shadow, and suddenly a bright cloud covered them with a shadow, and suddenly from the cloud there came a voice which said, 'This is my Son, the Beloved; he enjoys my favour. Listen to him.' When they heard this, the disciples fell on their faces, overcome with fear. But Jesus came up and touched them, saying, 'Stand up, do not be afraid.' And when they raised their eyes they saw no one but Jesus.