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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

The promise of the Transfiguration of the Lord

.. is a promise of his glorious resurrection -- and ours. In today's evening prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours, the concluding prayer, formulated over the centuries of wisdom granted by the grace of God, goes:

O God, who, in the glorious Transfiguration of your Only Begotten Son, confirmed the mysteries of faith by the witness of the Fathers and wonderfully prefigured our full adoption to sonship, grant, we pray .. that, listening to the voice of your beloved Son, we may merit to become co-heirs with him.

and the reading quotes from Romans 8:16-17.

The Spirit himself gives witness with our spirit that we are children of God. But if we are children, we are heirs as well: heirs of God, heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so as to be glorified with him.

and so we pray with "the hope of being transfigured at the last day," always by the grace of God!

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