Christine Rouselle at Fow News asked me to provide a reflection on the Transfiguration for today’s feast. I sent her a ~400-word reflection, much of which she quoted in her piece on the site. I focused on how this shows us that Jesus is God not just man.
Here are some highlights from the article:
“And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light” (Matthew 17:2).
This verse comes from the Gospel of Matthew, one of the three synoptic Gospels in the New Testament of the Bible…
In the early Church, there were debates regarding the divinity and humanity of Jesus, Schneider said.
“Ultimately, the Church determined correctly that Jesus is both God and man,” he said.
“Throughout the Gospel, we see Jesus as man,” he said, “and his divinity only peeks out here or there when he performs a miracle like curing someone or walking on water.”
The Transfiguration is different, however.
“In the Transfiguration, instead, we see his divinity clearly. We see, ‘His face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light,’” said Schneider.