While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.
During the transfiguration, Peter, James, and John, witnessed an amazing external transformation of Jesus. They wanted to stay in that glory for an eternity if they could. That is why Peter asked to pitch tents so that the guests would stay. The text states that “he did not know what he was saying.” We have to learn to let go of our privileges for the good of Jesus’ mission.
We are blessed with extra resources of time, talent, and treasures. During Lent we can reflect on ways that we can use our God-given resources in a new, better way to further Jesus’ mission. Use your time to pray at the Planned Parenthood clinic (or at home if you cannot travel) for the dignity of the life in the womb. Use your talent to create new ways to evangelize our neighbors. Use your resources to acquire food to re-stock the St. Vincent de Paul food pantries. Peter was privileged to be in such a glorious place and he wanted to keep that for himself. Do not keep your blessings to yourself.