By Stefania Caterina and Tomislav Vlašić
6 August 2020
Tomislav Vlašić: Dearest Brothers and Sisters; it is the vigil of the Solemnity dedicated to God the Father, and I am happy that we can approach this Solemnity through the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord.
As we heard in the Gospel of Matthew, Peter, James and John were on Mount Tabor, alone with Jesus, and, as they were praying, Jesus was transfigured. In His Transfiguration everything around Him was enlightened, even the history of salvation. Moses and Elijah were in the glory with Him. Even the Apostles were enlightened and could see the destiny of every human being. Everyone is destined to be like the Son of God in the glory of the Father.
This wonderful episode and all the signs Jesus Christ accomplished and the words He said on Earth were not enough to take the people to the glory of the Father. They are like graces that have to be welcomed to continue the path. There is only one path for every Christian, just as it was for Christ and His Apostles: to renounce oneself and live for God and rise again in God through the Son of God in the power of the Holy Spirit. Going through this process is the condition to receive the Holy Spirit, be resurrected with the power of the Holy Spirit and recognize one’s mission as the Church of the Apostles started the mission of the salvation of all people of good will to lead them to Christ in His glory. The history of salvation has moved forward a lot. God accomplished many works through His Saints and through the righteous, but now we are in the last times, as we have been told, which are preparing the glorious coming of Christ, which will mark the transformation of the humanity that belongs to Him and will lead back to Him all the children of God of good will. Continue reading