Homily for the Feast of the transfiguration of the Lord
Intention for the Day: Prayer that God will give us reason to testify to his glory in our lives. Amen.
By: Fr. Cyril Akindele Osadare
Homily for Tuesday August 6 2019
Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Readings: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Luke 9:28B-36
Some of the best advertisement I have heard is that of movies that we used to hear on radio or TV. Those adverts are done such that you would never want to miss those movies. In fact, you feel you want forgive yourself if you miss them. There are some events and programmes that when it’s being narrated, you feel you have missed a lot. If it’s a movie, you get it immediately and watch it. Those kinds of movies or events can’t even been narrated by one person at one time because it’s too loaded.
That’s the kind of experience we celebrate in the transfiguration. Daniel in the first reading describes the experience of the glory of the son of man. Thousands of thousands witnessed it. It’s something one would love to see. Peter affirmed what was narrated in the gospel. He concluded that you will do well to pay attention to it eagerly waiting for it to happen in individual lives.
My dear friends, this transfiguration is an experience one cannot afford to miss. The grace of seeing the Saviour transformed and the unity of the patriarchs. It’s always a beautiful sight seeing heads of state, a parade of military personnel, a procession of priests at a function, an entourage of who is who, the line-up of players in a stadium. You don’t want to miss it and you even wish, you are part of it. Such must be our dream. To be part of the final transfiguration in heaven. We must be part of earthly transfiguration of Jesus in our lives. We can’t afford to miss becoming a witness, a person of testimony of the glory of God.
We can become part of this story if we follow the master everywhere, bei g close to things of God and making our hearts clean of sin and ready to experience Christ.
May we become partakers and witnesses to the glory of Christ. Amen.