The young adults met again on Friday, opening the Word and reflecting on who Jesus is and what that means for us. The mountain of Tabor shows us that God is who He says He is! If that’s true, then as Romans 8 says, “the God who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you!”
During the transfiguration the disciples wanted to stay on the mountain, but they do not understand that they must come down, for a greater journey lies ahead - the journey to calvary. In the mass we are given this slice of heaven as the disciples saw on the mountain, but we must come down and see God in the everyday realities of life.
How often do we focus on our love for the Lord, but forget to look at ourselves with the merciful and loving gaze of the Father, where there is no criticism, judgement or anger. He looks at us all as His beloved, so must we see ourselves and one another in His eyes.
Together we lit candles praying to the Lord to increase our faith and for our special intentions for others around us and in the world - those stuck in darkness, who turn to darkness and can only see darkness. To respond in faith is a vulnerable act, we must be willing to go to the places that we want to hide away in or hide from. He calls us in that darkness into His light that we may share in it with Him and give it to one another. For nothing can separate us from the love of God.