August 6 is the Feast of the Transfiguration. This day commemorates the day Jesus was transfigured on the mountain, traditionally thought to be Mount Tabor. This is recounted in the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Peter, James, and John witnessed the event.
Person of Christ
Deep down, what we all need to know more than anything, is that we are loved. It is what our hearts seek. Sometimes it seems like if we really, truly, 100% believed that God loved us, we would not sin. We would be so secure in that love that nothing else would drive us. But we are flawed and we often falter and doubt.
The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated by Catholics to remember Jesus Christ’s tremendous love for all of humanity.
This reflection will help youth consider the reality of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. How does Jesus help us overcome our fears?
Just as when we were children, we were afraid to be alone in the dark and could only be assured by the presence of someone who loved us. Well this is exactly what happened on Holy Saturday, the voice of God resounded in the realm of death. The unimaginable occurred; namely, love penetrated Hell.
The cross expresses love, service, unreserved self-giving: it truly is the “tree of life”, of overabundant life. – Pope Francis