no sooner had he spoken, than a cloud appeared and covered them; and the disciples were afraid as they entered the cloud. Then these words came from the cloud, “This is my Son, my Beloved, listen to him.” And after the voice had spoken, Jesus was there alone.The disciples kept this to themselves at the time, telling no one of anything they had seen.
“He went up the mountain to pray.”Many things have already been said about prayer; and still, one could add more descrip tions of it because experiences of prayer vary from one person to another. However, what is common to these experiences is that it opens up the mind and heart to a realm where one en counters the divine. Prayer puts us in touch with the power be yond us. It touches and engages our deepest concerns, freeing us from their grip and connec ting us to the true source of joy and consolation. It sets a condi tion and prepares an individual to undergo transformation. In prayer we are given hope, shown direction, and gain courage and strength. Prayer not only help us connect to the joy, suffering and pain of our fellow humans; but it also allows us to feel, in a profound way, the “pain” and “suffering” of other forms of life on Earth, the voiceless creatures, that are subjected to destructive human behavior.
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