Transfigured...

In today's Gospel reading, we witness the Transfiguration of our Lord. This has special meaning for my husband and I. We were married on the Feast of the Transfiguration, August 6. As time has moved forward, we have become more mindful of the significance of this Feast as it relates to us and our married life.

The Webster's Dictionary states that to be
transfigured is to transform into something more beautiful. To be transformed is to make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character.

This is part of what marriage is all about. We are to be the path to sanctification for our spouse. We are to be a source of strength and grace to them, praying for them, assisting them with the plans God has laid out before our families. We have the opportunity to be part of that transformation of character, but only if we ourselves are of right mind and heart. We cannot help someone else know God's love, if we do not intimately know of His love for us. We cannot be the path to sanctification, if we are not sanctified. We must chose daily to love as Christ did. To be patient and encouraging with our spouses and families. To show them the face of Christ, as Our Lord has shown us.

This Is a life long journey to be taken one step at a time. Through prayer and the sacraments, we are able to find the wisdom and strength of purpose to get through those difficult places that ALL marriages go through. God is waiting, knocking at the door to our hearts asking to be let in to our lives and our marriages. All we have to do is open the door and invite Him in. The power of His love and grace will finish the task. Just open that door, and you will be amazed and transfigured by all He has in store for you and your spouse.

From today's meditation @ 
The Word Among Us:"We all can be like Peter. Perhaps we are not as impetuous, but we all tend to focus on what we can do for Jesus, while God wants us first and foremost to listen to him.

Lent is a wonderful time for us to learn how to listen to Jesus. We need to pay more careful attention to what Jesus wants to say to us and less attention to what we can do for him. Our God is not cold and distant. He is generous and loving. He wants to share his life with us. But sometimes we’re just too busy serving him to receive from him!

When you are at Mass today, try your best to listen to Jesus. When you meditate on the Transfiguration, put yourself at the scene. Imagine how this miracle would impact your life and your thinking. You might just find the Holy Spirit filling you with more grace and drawing you closer to the Lord."

“Lord, teach me how to listen to your voice.”

Let us listen and love today!
Blessings,
Mary

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