August 5, 2020
By Sister M. Sarita Vasquez
Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my chosen Son; listen to him.“(Luke 9:35)
It was not unusual for Jesus to climb mountains. Mountains were a favorite place of his. He went to the mountain to be alone, for it was there that he communicated best with his beloved Abba and there that he found clarity and strength.
Today, he is climbing Mt. Tabor and has invited Peter, James and John to accompany him. Unexpectedly, he looks in my direction and beckons me to come along. Peter, James and John look at one another with raised eyes, yet do not question the Master. I am undaunted, for the thrill of being asked to go with Jesus is enough to set my heart afire.
We are silent on the journey, taking our cues from Jesus. Once on the summit, Jesus moves almost immediately into prayer and we quietly join him. I watch Jesus, who is solemn and soon loses himself in communication with his God. It is grace to behold him as he gives himself over to deep communion with the God he loves and whose will is his all.Leer Más