Being Transformed

What does being transformed mean? Transformed is defined as changing something dramatically.

 In this weeks Gospel, Matthew 17:1-9, Jesus’ face shines like the sun and clothes turn dazzling white. Shortly after a bright cloud overshadows the disciples and a voice speaks, 

“This is my Son, the Beloved, with Him I am well pleased, listen to him!

Certainly a dramatic turn of events from a simple walk up a mountain to actually seeing Jesus as a shining light and hearing the voice of God.

When I reflect on the story of the Transfiguration I relate strongly to how this scripture passage assists me in my own understanding of the faith journey. Hence, the dazzling light of Jesus provides guidance in my life through his teachings in the Gospel. Furthermore, the teachings always challenge my thinking and actions in every experience I encounter. The most important thing to me is that I learn from my actions and can react to the unexpected in a genuine welcoming friendly way that is positive to all parties concerned.

Ultimately, were my responses those with which God would be well pleased?




Serving Two Masters

“No one can serve two masters for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other.

Personally, I feel the scripture verse relates to making responsible choices.

Choices that are going to benefit not only me but also the people around me.

 However the question is what truly influences our choices?


Is it what is our intrinsically advantageous to our situation or does it value add for other people?

Is it morally responsible or does it disadvantage, hurt or embarrass others in anyway?

Hence, we are challenged by Jesus to think about our words and actions before we engage because what we do either indirectly or directly effects others. There will be consequences do they outweigh the decisions we make?

Jesus said, “You cannot serve God and wealth for us I believe it is what motivates us in the choices we make.