fallen asleep; but they awoke suddenly, and they saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As Moses and Elijah were about to leave, Peter—not knowing
what to say—said to Jesus, “Master, how good it is for us to be here! Let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” And 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
Christians are called to be people of Memory—Anamnesis. Not
an ordinary human memory that is all about recalling past experiences;
but a sacramental anamnesis, a memory of the future that is our
destiny. It is the dark memory of events that are ‘already but not yet’.
If Abraham lived his life in faith and was counted upright, it was because
he lived in memory of the future that was already but not yet realized in
his present. On Mount Tabor, the disciples were given an experience
that would remain etched in them as an anamnesis of their destiny: In the
Transfigured Christ, they glimpsed who they will be.
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