This is my attempt to give people that one nugget to think about for the week as it relates to the readings.
In the first reading, God makes a covenant with Abram and promises him descendants and land.
The psalm reminds us once again that all we really need is God, he is our light and salvation and will care for us when we call out to him. The second reading from Philippians asks us to remember that our goal is heaven and we should stand firm knowing the Jesus will “change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body by the power that enables him also to bring all things into subjection to himself.” Finally, the Gospel is the Transfiguration of Christ.
Practically speaking, how do we do this? We do it in our homes and work place, with our families, friends, and coworkers; always striving to be kind, considerate, helpful, in short, following the greatest commandment, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It is that simple. It is that difficult.