NOVENA Transfiguration of our Lord – Day One – 28 July
Explanation of this Novena here: https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/announcing-a-novena-in-honour-of-the-transfiguration-of-our-lord/
The Revelation of Christ’s Divine Glory
First Day: Today is a Joyful Day
One day Jesus left Nazareth, His hometown and lived in Capernaum. During that time it was a big city, not distant form Nazareth. The decision entailed a gesture of farewell to His mother and His town mates. Everyone making a decision says goodbye and gives up something. A vocation of service always signifies some form of sacrifice. It is the price of the Kingdom of God.
Mary, our mother, like her son, was growing in her faith, her understanding of Jesus’s vocation and her acceptance of the mission God destined for her son. For her, this process meant uncertainties, sufferings, fears and anxieties, just as for many mothers who share with their son’s commitment to fight for justice and risk their lives.
Let us Pray:
God of life and glory, Your son was revealed in splendour before He suffered death upon the cross; grant that we, beholding His majesty, may be strengthened to follow Him and be changed into His likeness from glory to glory; for He lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God now and forever. Amen