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dc.contributor.authorGaston, Maria Teresaen_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 614en_US
dc.description.abstractHey Lord,||I'm putting myself in your hands (also Sr. Jean's), taking a hike with you next week- through a retreat that will be longer than I've ever taken. A friend's words -- that her directed silent retreat has 'kept her in ministry' helped motivate me to try this.|I'm looking forward to it ... also wondering what I should take, how I should be preparing ... |Thank you for this opportunity Lord.|Perhaps Peter, James and John felt this way, a bit unsure before they left for their long hike with Jesus. Mark writes that Jesus "led them up a high mountain apart by themselves." Someone must have been in charge of bringing some food, another some drink ... What else? Did Peter carry some camping gear if he offered to "make three tents" while they were at the summit?|What was Jesus hoping for? Was it a retreat-of-sorts for him? Was he seeking to discern God's voice more clearly in his own life? Was he becoming aware of the difficult journey to Jerusalem ahead and wanting to get his best supporters to better understand and prepare? Were the disciples also becoming aware that their identity, relationship with God, and purpose in life were fundamentally changing with Jesus?|Today's gospel account tells us that the time apart and the long hike was worth it. The great prophet and great law-giver of our Jewish ancestry affirmed the mission of this anointed one of God and a voice confirmed unmistakably -- Jesus' being uniquely loved and chosen.|I pray for myself and for all of us in the community of faith that we take time to celebrate and re-affirm the moments in our lives when we have received clarity about our identity and mission. My 28th wedding anniversary comes just at the end of my retreat. I pray John and I can be renewed in our love in Christ.|I am also mindful of the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan on this day. Let us not forget our call in Christ, to see all with the eyes of God and therefore support the work of peace and the justice necessary for peace.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.subject.otherTransfiguration of the Lorden_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, August 6, 2009: Transfiguration of the Lord.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.program.unitVP for University Ministryen_US
dc.program.unitCenter for Service and Justiceen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorGaston, Maria Teresaen_US Timeen_US 18en_US
dc.subject.local1Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 97:1-2, 5-6, 9en_US
dc.subject.local32 Peter 1:16-19en_US
dc.subject.local4Mark 9:2-10en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US Ben_US

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