On the mountain called Mount Tabor, something extraordinary happened. As Jesus prayed, his face changed, the disciples saw him in indescribable light. And they heard a voice from heaven saying, “This is my beloved Son.”
In fact, the disciples suddenly saw who Jesus really was. The one with whom they had lived for three years, the one who was humble and who was about to go to the extreme of suffering, that very same person now was radiating the light of God in front of them. He was transfigured. The disciples discovered that he lived in a mysterious familiarity and closeness with God.