Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Feast of the Transfiguration 08-06-2022
Feast of the Transfiguration 2022
Luke 9:28B-36 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/080622.cfm
LET’S STAY HERE.
Who doesn’t love a vacation? There is so much excitement getting there, settling in, and letting out that “Ahh. We made it.” As the vacation winds down, there is a feeling that we want to stay. The time came when we must pack up and head back home. And we must admit, it is good to get home.
The Transfiguration of Jesus on Mount Tabor cannot compare to any vacation. Peter, James, and John wanted to stay with Jesus transfigured before their eyes. But then, reality set in for them too. Their holiday was over, and they had to follow Jesus down the mountain to much different Transfiguration on Mount Calvary.
On the Calvary Mountain, as Scripture says, our sins transformed Jesus from a man into a worm, and they crushed Him and all human life out of Him. Just looking at a cross with the corpus of Jesus on it reveals something of the horrors of sin.
We can experience these two Transfigurations from horror and suffering to glory. At the beginning of every Eucharist, we confess that we cause Jesus His sufferings and ask for His mercy. The Precious Blood of Jesus poured out on the cross washes our souls clean from all sin and its effects.
In Holy Communion, we pray with the Early Fathers of the Church that we may become what we eat, the Body of Christ.” Pray that you will be transfigured when you come out of Mass and become the living Bread that was broken with Christ to be consumed by a world hungry for salvation.
What will you have to be broken in your life to become the Bread of Life with Jesus?
IGNITE THE FIRE!
Father Rick Pilger, I.C.
Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C.
Blessed Sacrament Church
11565 66th Ave. N.
Seminole, FL 33772