Sunday, August 08, 2010

Novena to Our Lord of the Transfiguration--Day 3

 Prayer
 Father of mercies, you glorified your heavenly Son and revealed yourself in the bright cloud, grant that we may listen in faith to have a love for the word of Christ. Amen.
        Profession of Faith
   I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit; born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead, on the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From thence, He shall come again to judge the living and the dead. 
 I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
        Concluding prayer 
            God, our Father, in the transfigured glory of Christ your Son, you strengthen our faith by confirming the witness of your prophets and by showing to us the splendor of your beloved Son, help us to become heirs to the eternal life with Him, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.Third Day

  The Transfiguration was necessary to help the apostles increase their faith and recognize the divinity of Jesus, His union with the Father and the Spirit as well as with the prophets of the Old Testament. Maybe there is another kind of transfiguration that is needed for us so that, like the apostles, when the vision was over, we may be able to “look up and see no none, but only Jesus.” The transfiguration to which we refer is the indwelling of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in the Word, in our neighbor as well as in us. The kind of transfiguration will enable us to see the common things of earth, sky and sea with a new wonder and fresh joy. It will also enable us to see the presence of Jesus within ourselves and in the people who cross our path, even if they drive us crazy. We may think that such an attitude is too difficult to acquire but it is something that we can continuously ask for and desire.

9 comments:

Michele said...

i want to link your poetry blog and your other one if you woudldn't mind? you can follow my blog too:)

Dymphna said...

Sure! That would be great!

Michele said...

thanks!

Michele said...

can't seem to find the link to your poetry blog. can you post it on my blog? thanks!

Dymphna said...

Sure, Michele!

Michele said...

this link it wouldn't let me add to my blgo list and i don't know why blogger wont let me add it:

http://word4wordpoetry.blogspot.com/

Michele said...

scratch that i didn't do it right! its there now!

Michele said...

oh btw, i did a post on blog focus. both of which are mainly yours.

Dymphna said...

Michele, I just added Karmumi Garden to my own blog following list--I don't know why it won't work for you. Keep trying. Must be a Blogger glitch.

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