Earlier this week, at the weekday Masses, we heard about another occasion of the light of God breaking into the world. When Moses would come out of the meeting tent, his face would be glowing. He would tell the Israelites what God had told him. Then he would have to cover his face, because the glow of God’s light would still be shining from his face.
While Moses was telling the Israelites what God had said, they could stand to look at this light of God coming from Moses. When Peter James and John were on the mountain with Jesus, they could see the light of Jesus.
Why do we not see something like that today?
To answer that question, I think we need to understand why the Israelites and the apostles could stand in that light. They had a longing to see and understand who God is. Because their longing for understanding was so great, they could stand in the midst of that revelation of the glory of God.
But the Israelites, especially, were struggling to get away from the worldly ways of Egypt. The apostles had not yet had the experience of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit fell on them with …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts