Archdiocese of Ottawa-Cornwall

This Sunday, Jesus takes us with him to a high mountain for one-on-one with God. There, Christ wants to show us his true face and to teach us that, beyond his passion and death on the cross, he introduces us with him into the glory of his Father. Like Peter, James, and John, we are ready to contemplate his glory, but we find it difficult to accept the passion and the cross. With Peter, we probably prefer to remain in the comfort of this one-on-one with God to contemplate and share his glory.

Let us, therefore, allow ourselves to be enveloped by the luminous presence of God. His voice invites us to listen to his beloved Son and to follow him on the path of love that goes so far as to give his life. The Father “did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else?” (Rom. 8:32) Let us put our trust in God. And like Jesus, despite the sufferings and crosses that stand in our way, we will be able to say: “I will offer you a thanksgiving sacrifice and call on the name of the LORD. I will pay my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people” (Ps 116:17-18).

+ Yvan Mathieu

Auxiliary Bishop 

Welcome to the Archdiocese

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