Now after six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, led them up on a high mountain by themselves; 2 and He was transfigured before them. His face became as dazzling as the sun, and His clothes became as radiant light.
Our Savior showed his glorious presence to his followers to fortify them for the coming horror of the crucifixion. He shared His divine beauty to build up his disciples for the terrible days ahead.
When we see beauty in the sparkle of sun on new snow, or in the ripples of sunlight on the water, these moments are more than nature. They are morsels of holy love, given for us as manna from heaven to sustain us when we are lost. They must be stored up in our memories to use as armor when we are faced with darkness or evil.
Try to slow down and embrace these moments, whether they be spent looking at the stars or at the face of an old friend. These moments are given from God to care for us in advance of whatever lies ahead.