25th Sunday in Ordinary Time B21
Six days after the 1st prediction of the Passion, Death and Resurrection and this week’s Gospel in which Jesus again talks about what would happen to him, there was a surprising event. Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain and was transfigured before their very eyes! His clothes became dazzling white; Elijah appeared, accompanied by Moses, conversing with Jesus. “Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; then from the cloud came a voice, ‘This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.’” (Mark 9:7) Suddenly, it was over and only Jesus remained with the three apostles. Coming down from the mountain to join the other nine, Jesus charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone until he was risen from the dead. And they kept the matter to themselves. But they kept wondering what rising the dead meant.