In the account of the Transfiguration, we hear that, “While [Jesus] was praying, his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white.” The reference here is to Moses whose, face was transfigured after he communed with God on Mt. Sinai, but the luminosity is also meant to signal the invasion of God.
In the depths of prayer, when we have achieved a communion with the Lord, the light of God’s presence is kindled deep within us, at the very core of our existence. It then begins to radiate out through the whole of our being.
That’s why it is so important that Luke mentions the clothing of Jesus becoming dazzling white. Clothes evoke one’s contact with the outside world. When our clothes become radiant, we become light-bearers in the shadowlands.
The God we discover in prayer should radiate out, through us, into the world, so that we become a source of illumination. In prayer today, ask the Lord to transfigure your soul, making it dazzling white.
“The God we discover in prayer should radiate out, through us, into the world, so that we become a source of illumination.”
– Father Robert Barron