Today we celebrate, and talk about, Jesus going up on the mountain with Peter, James and John to pray. While He is praying His appearance becomes "different" and His "clothing became white and gleaming." Moses and Elijah join Him and the three are talking. Peter (don't you love Pete r!) wants to build a shrine, a way to remember the experience.
I'm wondering if that is what we do. I'm wondering if, each year when this Sunday comes, we hear the Gospel, think that was "then" and this is "now" and remember the experience. Those of us that have had "mountain top" experiences remember them, and even celebrate them, but do we live them? Do we remember that Jesus was taking time from a very busy schedule (he had just fed over 5,000 people!) to take time to PRAY.
Paul reminds us, in Romans 12:2, to be "transformed by the renewing of our minds." I encourage you, during this season of Lent, to add a time of prayer. To set aside time to be with God, reading Scripture and praying (talking TO God), daily. I think this is the 'transformation' that Jesus is calling each of us to as we read about His Transfiguration.