Mountains are both fascinating and daunting where we can enjoy views which take our breath away and also get lost or trapped and need help to descend. In the scriptures mountains are where human beings get insights into the Divine as we see in today’s readings. Abraham’s faith is tested to the limit with the command to sacrifice his son Isaac. However we interpret this incident it raises questions about our understanding of God. As we know Isaac is spared which is why this story is called the ‘binding’ of Isaac. On the mountain of Transfiguration, Peter, James and John get an insight into the future glory of Jesus when they experience him, together with Moses and Elijah, in a way that they have never seen him before. During their experience they hear a voice from heaven telling them to ‘Listen’ to Jesus. We know that when they came down from the mountain they still had much to learn, as we do. To listen is not an end in itself, rather, like prayer, it is it moves us to action. As we listen to the cries of those suffering in the world today, may we be moved with compassion to reach out with more than words.
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