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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 6, 2022

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SATURDAY, August 6
[The Transfiguration]

Luke 9:28b-29 Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

Today, as we celebrate the Transfiguration, I think about the disciples. They followed Jesus up the mountain, expecting a quiet time of prayer. As ever, God turns their expectations upside down.

There on the mountain, they see Jesus for who he is. They are so astonished that Peter offers to build dwelling places for Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. That is when a voice thunders out of the cloud, “This is my Son. Listen to him.”

Listen to him! What does he say? What happens when we, too, are transfigured by the presence of Christ? With Peter, James, and John, we come down the mountain and back amid the crowds; we roll up our sleeves and feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the sick. We help transfigure the world.

MOVING FORWARD: When has God turned your expectations upside down? Share your story with us at #ForwardDaybyDay.

PRAY for the Diocese of Mbamili, Nigeria

Ps 99 or 99:5-9 | Exodus 34:29-35 | 2 Peter 1:13-21 | Luke 9:28-36

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