Some of us like to peek at the last lines of a novel as we're wading through a long story. Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. To prepare the Apostles for the surprises which lay ahead, especially the cross, Jesus turned back the cover and revealed a bit of the ending. We give praise for the beauty of a sunrise that promises a new day, but "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on the mind of man what God has prepared for those who love him" (I Corinthians 2:9).
Msgr. William J. King