The testimony is that the first disciples were often baffled by Jesus, asking among themselves, “Who is this?” We contemporary disciples often ask the same question. Every generation asks this question as the foundation of faith. And, God does give us stunning visions of who Jesus is, where His mission leads, and what we need to do as His disciples. The Gospel versions and the Letters give us clues that invite us to open our eyes and our ears.
In those moments of our spiritual path/journey, this Jesus of the Galilee reveals the characteristics of God, this often-rejected prophet, this loving friend in faith is transfigured before us in real time as the Son of God and we realize that we are in the presence of God’s Son.