We live in a society in transit. Customs change, the physical and moral environ- ments are transformed, investigations and knowledge advance. Today when St. Luke talks about the transfiguration of Christ, we think that each one of us can be transfigured too.
That is what happens to us in our homes.
Everything around us takes on a new brightness, work does not seem heavy and it seems like all efforts we make are worth it. On another day our conscience transforms us. We have reconciled with God, who renews us inside and all our relation- ships reach another dimension and another form of happiness.
We are transfigured also when we share what we are and what we have: science, experience, capacity to support and console, material goods. Everything ac- quires a new and wider perspective and we reach an- other way of being and of filling our hearts.
The same thing happens when we are able to forgive. That deep kindness that we all have suddenly flowers to the surface, it lights up our face and makes us more like God. When we live our faith, our lives are transfigured too: before the birth of the son and in the arduous task of transmitting values to him in order to be a person of dignity.
But also in the arts: the writer, the draftsman, the mu- sician, the one who kneads clay, carves wood, shapes the stone and melts the metals. The one who cultivates a tree, erects a house, sews a dress or weaves a net. They all understand that their lives ac- quire another reason for being. It illuminates another ideal which is worth competing for.
Let us not forget to raise our eyes, now and then, to see the face of God who watches us nearby. That is the great joy that fills our lives and our days, to ad- vance towards the heaven that awaits us.
Rev. Wilson Cuevas, Pastor