The Transfiguration of Jesus . Another quick Lenten build. I'm hoping to get some large-scale inspiration next Sunday and build something truly awesome. Until then, enjoy what progress I have made in the meantime. . Matthew 17:1-9
After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, "Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah." While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate and were very much afraid. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and do not be afraid." And when the disciples raised their eyes, they saw no one else but Jesus alone.
Jesus with Elijah and Moses.
The prostrate disciples. My Sunday Missal explains that in this reading, the transfiguration isn't exactly a change in form, but rather a glimpse of Jesus' true glory rather than the man that is seen most of the time. The transfiguration is God's way of telling the disciples that Jesus' crucifixion is all part of the plan, and that greater things will come from it.