By Fr. Michael Perry
It doesn’t take a great stretch of imagination to see the story of Jesus previewed in the story of Abraham and Isaac
An obedient Son
Obedient unto death, even death on the wood he has carried.
Like Jesus, obedient to His Father.
To die on the cross that He carried.
To the hill of the sacrifice of His own life.
There is a happy ending to the account of Abraham and Isaac, and ultimately, but not immediately, there is a happy ending for Jesus also.
That’s why Jesus takes Peter James and John up Mount Tabor and shows them the end even before the beginning began.
Do everything you can to image in your mind what Peter James and John saw with your own eyes on the other mountain, Calvary.
The hours of torture
The ignominy of abuse
The terrible abasement of Jesus
The sacrifice of the Lamb
Thank God those three had the transfiguration to remember.
And if you and I follow our Lord through Lent
Thank God we too know that the story ends in glory.
What Jesus did for the three apostles the church does for us to help us remember in the darkness what we have seen in the light
The transfiguration is radiant light
Good Friday it’s total darkness
But we always have hope because we have faith.