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Pope: Jesus reveals himself, as the perfect icon of the Father

View of St Peter's Square during the Angelus prayer on Sunday - AFP

View of St Peter's Square during the Angelus prayer on Sunday - AFP

01/03/2015 15:24

(Vatican Radio) Before the Angelus the Pope recalled Sunday’s Gospel on the Transfiguration in which Jesus "is at the peak of his public ministry. The Holy Father explained that Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, where the prophecies of the 'Servant of God' will be fulfilled.

The crowds, he added, facing the prospect of a Messiah that does not fit their earthly expectations, abandoned him. They thought that the Messiah would be a liberator of his country from Roman rule.

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Peter, James and John, said Pope Francis, witness Jesus on a high mountain, immersed in prayer, and transfigured before them: his face and his whole person radiated a brilliant light. Jesus, "reveals himself, added the Pope, as the perfect icon of the Father, the irradiation of his glory. He is the fulfilment of Revelation. The instruction for the disciples and for us, noted the Pope is this: 'Listen to him!' Listen to Jesus. He is the Saviour: follow him. Jesus' journey always leads us to happiness.

In conclusion, the Holy Father said that "With Peter, James and John", "we also climb the Mount of Transfiguration and stop in contemplation of the face of Jesus, to receive the message and translate it into our lives, because we too can be transfigured by love. 


(Lydia O'Kane)
01/03/2015 15:24