Sunday in a “X-Shell”? (Thanks, Elon) Gospel for Transfiguration Sunday (Year A) [August 6, 2023]

Sunday in a “X-Shell”? (Thanks, Elon) Gospel for Transfiguration Sunday (Year A) [August 6, 2023]

August 6, 2023 0 By BLACKCATHOLIC

Above is the image of the post for my “Sunday in a Formerly Known As TweetShell: Sunday’s Gospel Message and Us in 280 or Less” I tweeted posted and then shared on my FB for today’s Gospel reading for the Sunday of the Feat of the Transfiguration (Year A) [August 6, 2023]. Thanks to Elon changing Twitter to X I have come up with a new name for this series of Sunday gospel reflections featured on that platform. We don’t even “tweet” anymore. We “xeet”, or something, now. “TweetShell” was always a play on nutshell. From the sound of it “X-Shell” could maybe work. Don’t know yet. Anyway, here’s the gospel:

Mt 17:1-9

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother, John,
and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them;
his face shone like the sun
and his clothes became white as light.
And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,
conversing with him.
Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
“Lord, it is good that we are here.
If you wish, I will make three tents here,
one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
While he was still speaking, behold,
a bright cloud cast a shadow over them,
then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him.”
When the disciples heard this, they fell prostrate
and were very much afraid.
But Jesus came and touched them, saying,
“Rise, and do not be afraid.”
And when the disciples raised their eyes,
they saw no one else but Jesus alone.

As they were coming down from the mountain,
Jesus charged them,
“Do not tell the vision to anyone
until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

[Lectionary for Mass for Use in Dioceses of the United States – Confraternity of Christian Doctrine] – Fair Use