The Feast of the Transfiguration

Kathryn Rombs // Scripture: A Mother's Lens


August 6  

While he was praying, his face changed in appearance, and his clothing became dazzling white. Then from the cloud came a voice that said,  ‘This is my chosen Son; listen to him’ (Lk 9:29; 35).

In the Transfiguration Christ becomes refulgent with the light of glory, revealing him as even greater than the Law (represented by Moses) and the prophets (represented by Elijah). Christ is revealed as the Word of God. In this epiphany, Christ’s human nature becomes transparent so that his divinity shines through, and for a short time the three apostles taste the joy of eternity. This momentary contemplation strengthens them to be able to endure their upcoming persecution with greater fortitude. The Transfiguration gives them a foretaste of the glory of heaven.  

In our baptism God takes up residence in the soul, and the soul becomes luminous. Like a candle that illumines a room, the light of God radiates in and through us. We are called to shine his saving light in a dark world. From the smallest to the largest tasks of our day, God can reveal his brilliant light. When we read a favorite book to a toddler; when we rock a feverish child through the night; when we delight in the recounting of the school day with our children; when we listen to the concerns of our teens late into the night—God’s light shines through us and upon our children. The vocation of motherhood can be a special conduit of God’s luminous presence: an expecting mom often has a “glow”; an adoptive mother may be radiant as she rejoices over the new child in her life; many birthdays, holidays, and celebrations of achievement are moments to enter more fully into the joy of God’s creation and the blessing of family life. Just as Christ elevates humanity by having become human, so can he elevate our vocation by becoming present to us and others through our roles as mothers. 

Father, I consecrate myself and my role as a mother to you. May each moment be a mirror through which your sacred light shines. Abide in me and fill me with your glory. Let your divine radiance break through the pain and suffering of this world and testify to your love through me and my vocation.   


*This post is directly from our Mighty Is Her Call “Mother’s Rosary Guide” written by Kathryn Rombs, Ph.D. and Jolly Hormillosa. It is available as an e-book or hard copy in our store. Order Your Copy Today!

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