The Catholic Parish of
Saint John Henry Newman

 Covering most of East Leeds


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Matthew 17:1-9

1. The transfiguration experience was one that, for Jesus,
clarified his relationship with his Father and strengthened
him for the future. It was also a moment of deep revelation for the disciples. What have been the experiences, the moments of insight, which for you have clarified your sense of who you are, and what is your relationship with God?

2. The disciples were prepared for the experience by getting an invitation from Jesus to come apart, to withdraw to the mountain. Have there been times when going apart has been an important element in preparing you for a deep experience?

3. On the mountain the disciples saw Jesus in a new way. His appearance changed. Sometimes in friendship there are moments of sharing in which we get to know a friend in a new and deeper way. Have you had that experience in human friendship or in your relationship with Jesus and God. Recall when that happened, and what it was like for you.

4. After their special experience the disciples came down the mountain again. We cannot live each day at the level of special spiritual experiences, but the memory of them can strengthen us in difficult times. What memories encourage you in time of trouble?

Published Sat 5th Aug 2017 08:44:45
Last Modified on Sat 23rd Sep 2017 23:36:18

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