The story is told by Peter, James and John, the disciples chosen to be present at Jesus’ transfiguration.
That story is told by Matthew, 17, 1-13
We know Jesus. We saw him in glory, all clothed in white.
The voice from Heaven said, This is my Son, listen to him.
He told us he would suffer but would rise from the dead.
When he was arrested I ran away.
When he was dying I stood far off.
When he rose from the dead he came to find us.
Lord, may we be ready when you come to find us: in our daily lives,
in your Word, and at the hour of our death.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer.
Doorway at St Maurice Abbey, Switzerland. Do I turn my back on the Good News? Am I ready to put on my helmet and ride off to proclaim the good news? Or to live it, even in the military, as Maurice and his companions did, and so were killed when they disobeyed, faced with immoral orders.