It only took a day or two for me to already fail at two of my goals for the month of August. I had every intention of writing and posting regularly and working out starting day one. But August 1st rolled around and it had been a long night with Baby. I didn't have the energy to create or go for walk; so I let myself sleep in, only to berate myself for it later.
I frequently found myself caught up in such a long, negative inner monologue that I forget what even started it. An unflattering picture on Facebook, a item left unchecked on my to do list, a unkind phrase snapped in frustration leaves me bitter and angry, nitpicking all of the jagged edges I want so desperately to smooth away, now.
But all those faults and flaws, all those rough parts won't go away on their own. They take patience and work. And they take God. Sunday's Gospel is a reminder of the power and ability God has to transform us. The Transfiguration reminds us that Jesus was more than human, He was fully divine, both God and Man. If that doesn't make much sense to you, good! It isn't supposed to, because that is just how great our God truly is. God has created so many incredible things, including the mystery of Jesus' divinity, as revealed to James, John, and Peter on the mountaintop.
God so desperately wants to help us transform our lives. Those rough spots, those dark, sinful secrets we keep buried inside are not going anywhere without God's help! What does that mean for us? That like James, John, and Peter, we need to trust in God even when things get confusing, like your friend and teacher spending time with Moses and Elijah, who have been dead for hundreds of years. Like Jesus, we can trust that God will has the best plan in mind for all of us and will never leave our side, even on our worst days.
Take time today to reflect on the transformations you hope for. Have you made room for God to help you? Instead of seeking control, like the Apostles offering to set up tents or are you allowing God to take control?