There is a need to see the presence of God today. Even a quick glance shows the face of evil around us. Life is hard. It is not only about evil actions of others. There are illnesses, natural disasters, and other events that often are not connected to others. Children get terminal illnesses and die. People we love and care about suffer. Sometimes we just want to scream, “Where are you God?”
Today we celebrate God’s answer. I am right here. My presence is everywhere. My promise is sure. Yet how is it we see this presence? How is it that we know that God is near? Today’s reading tells about one of those experiences that are reserved for Peter, James and John. Does Jesus call you away for a special experience of his presence? Do you put yourselves in places where the opportunity to see God is near? Open your heart to God in your life, so you may see his glorious presence.