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A Glimpse of Spirituality 靈修一瞥77 (Mark 9:2-13) Fr. Abraham Chiu 趙必成神父
The primary purpose of Jesus’ transfiguration is to allow him to consult his heavenly Father and ascertain his salvific work for his Son’s suffering, death, and resurrection. The secondary aim is to make the three disciples aware of his divine glory so that they might discard their worldly ambitions and dreams of a political Messiah and consequently, might be strengthened in their time of trial.
While praying, Jesus was transfigured into a shining figure, meeting with Moses and Elijah. These representatives of the Law and the Prophets foreshadowed Jesus, who was the culmination of the Law and the Prophets. Both prophets were initially rejected by the people but vindicated by God at the end.
By Jesus’ transfiguration, Christians are to be transformed from the sinful to the sinless, i.e. from the worldly life to the heavenly. How? Christians can follow the instruction of God the Father when he said, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” What the verb “listen” (akouete) denotes here is that one should perceive Jesus’ voice and further, obey him. This is not blind obedience but a commitment of life into the cross event of Jesus.
The first change after listening to Jesus begins at baptism, transforming us into children of God. The second transformation takes place by going through the trials of life with our courage integrated with Jesus’ cross event. The third transformation arrives at death, from the earthly life to the eternal. In short, every challenge or every moment of suffering is an opportunity for transformation.
During our dark moments of despair and hopelessness, Jesus’ transfiguration will help us to reach out to God. Through the acceptance of daily crosses we may become closer to Jesus especially in his suffering so that we may finally share the glory of his transfiguration.
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Sacramento Chinese Catholic community was formed with the purpose of establishing a base for Chinese speaking people to come to know God and to worship him. Language barrier and ethnic difference have been keeping a lot of people from the house of God. They couldn't fully participate in the church and didn't have a sense of belonging. Now with our own Chinese speaking priest, the Sacramento Chinese Catholic Community is becoming more and more lively.
We sincerely invite you: if you were a Catholic and were not able to participate in mass or sacraments due to language barrier, this is your home; if you were a Catholic with no language barrier, are you willing to help God build up His church locally for the Chinese speaking people? If you were not a Catholic yet, you will find God here by feeling the love among our members.
Even if you were not one of those above, we still want to invite you to visit us and then you can properly introduce us to your friends who may need a group like this.
Check us out by coming to our Chinese mass at 2:00pm on a Sunday, or just call one of the contact persons. See you soon!
CHINESE CATHOLIC MASS 2:00 PM SUNDAYS
Contact Us Today!
Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
c/o Sacramento Chinese Catholic Community
1017 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 583-8306
Priest: Fr. Abraham Chiu
President: John Wong