Mark 9:2-8 NRSVue

2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling bright, such as no one on earth could brighten them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5Then Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us set up three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” 6He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. 7Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!” 8Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.

Some thoughts on this scripture

Mount Tabor is Holy Ground, a peak experience. Peter wants it to go on for ever, but Jesus brings him back to earth. We live on the memory of such moments, and draw heart from the hope that they will happen again.

Rest a while in prayer and just say, ‘It’s good to be here.’ Prayer is not always like that, but it includes the mystery of just being with God. It is relaxing into the mystery of being loved, and of being called. It is good to pray, even if it seems like a waste of time. The apostles may have thought this mountain walk was a waste of time, yet, centuries later, it continues to inspire us. You never know where your prayer or goodness will be operative. Offer all you are to the Lord in prayer; that in itself is good.