We too, by gazing at God, can be transformed into his image.

Thursday, 6/15/17

In the First Reading Paul brought us back to the story of how Moses, from gazing fixedly at God, became God-like, so that his face shown.

In the story from Exodus, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai, his face glowed so with God’s glory, that it frightened the people; and Moses had to cover his face with a veil.

Paul says we can all be so transformed like that. We,  by staring fixedly on God, either in moments of prayer, or in God’s world around us.

Remember the opening verse of John’s Gospel. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

Paul was writing for a Greek audience that had long  turned away from the fictitious gods of Olympus. Instead, they worshiped God throughout nature, as  some people today worship only what they call Mother Nature. Their name for God in Nature was the Logos, or, in English, the Word.

In today’s reading Paul says: “All of us, gazing with unveiled faces on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from, glory to glory.”

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