Last week as we celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration, we were reminded, in the Gospel, of the encounter and experience that the disciples had with Jesus. Peter, James, and John, witnessed the Transfiguration. Peter was so enthralled by the experience that he wanted to build three tents; for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah. He did not want the experience to fade away. One of the songs that we sang last weekend, This Alone, was very symbolic because of the fact that it represents the desire of any Catholic or Christian. This song is based on Psalm 27. The fourth verse is very inspiring: “One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: to dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life, to gaze on the LORD’s beauty, to visit his temple.” We are fortunate that we are able to experience the presence of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament on a daily basis. Are we able to recognize the value of that presence? Sometimes, we appear to be in a hurry to leave the presence of the Lord. I imagine that the Lord desires that we spend more time with him each day. Psalm 84:11 says “Better one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. Better the threshold of the house of my God than a home in the tents of the wicked.”
Let us try to have a deeper appreciation for the presence of God in our midst.