Mark 9:2-13
Metamorphosis on the Mountain

The transfiguration story is told in each of the Synoptic Gospels - (each on e has their own details of the event.) However, the key is that Jesus changes into his glorious state ("metamorphosis") before Peter, James and John. They are given the precious gift of gazing upon the beauty of the glorified Christ. Along with this visual epiphany they hear God's voice encouraging them to listen to the words of Jesus. Together they are called to "pay attention" to what Jesus is teaching them. It is a lesson they are not to forget! Similarly, we are invited to truly pay attention to Jesus' words as we live our lives. Indeed, everything depends upon our receptivity to the life changing words (and presence) of the glorified Christ.