John Druhan gives this weeks message on the Transfiguration of Jesus.
As we listen to and read today’s scripture, we see the accounts of two men who stood looking into their futures. The first was Jesus. He was standing on a mountain talking with two men from the past – Moses and Elijah. Even so, Jesus was not seeing the past but the future near at hand. He saw the road to Jerusalem and the fulfillment of God’s plan for our salvation.
The second man seeing his own future was Peter. In our second reading today Peter was in Rome, and there he saw his own death by crucifixion was at hand. But before he died, he wanted to remind all believers of the truth of Jesus Christ. Peter knew that his time on earth was limited as he wrote his second letter.