Saturday December 10
Come down from the mountain
  • Sirach 48:1-4,9-11
  • Psalm 80: 2-3,15-16,18-19
  • Matthew 17:9-13

Today’s Gospel proclamation talks about how the disciples ask our Lord Jesus about a matter concerning Elijah. They ask this question which has confused them on their way down from the mountain. These disciples had just witnessed the Transfiguration of our Lord. A glorious mountain top experience that would have made them feel closer to God. We also have such mountain top experiences where we encounter our Lord and where we feel so close to Him. We want to remain on that mountain top and do not want that experience to end. But just like the disciples we also have to come down from the mountain. It is on the way down that Jesus speaks to the disciples and gives them a revelation. Likewise it is on our way down from the mountain that Jesus is waiting to speak to us and to strengthen us further in our Journey. Are we hearing the voice of our Lord on our way down the mountain or are our hearts hardened that we do not hear His voice. Let us learn to open our ears and hear his voice even when we feel down.

Prayer: Abba Father, help me to hear your voice even though I am stuck in the depths. Amen.

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