“Listen to Him”

In today’s Gospel we meet Jesus at prayer in the company of Peter, James and John. In this experience of prayer, the disciples perceive him in an intimate union with God in such an extraordinary way that even his face is radically changed. They see that Jesus is in the company of Moses and Elijah and understand that he stands in the tradition of Israel’s messengers from God. They also hear a voice from heaven inviting them to listen to Jesus because he is the beloved Son of God. They have not yet understood the important of the event they are living. They will need time to grasp it more fully. This is how faith matures.