On Mount Tabor in Israel stands the Basilica of the Transfiguration. We believe the structure marks where Peter, John and James witnessed Jesus’ transfiguration and conversation with Moses and Elijah who spoke of Jesus’ exodus.
Lent is a time to enter into Jesus’ exodus -- His passion, death and resurrection – as well as remember his connection to the first exodus – God’s people escaping slavery in Egypt. We are, in a sense, on a pilgrimage just like Peter, John and James. We journey, we recall and we are blessed.
Here is a photo of the basilica’s mosaic interpretation of the Transfiguration. As you gaze upon it, consider:
image: Berthold Werner, public domain