Enter Into the Glory!

Mark 9:7

And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.”

As amazing as it seems, that Voice still speaks out of the cloud to you and me every single time we listen to the readings from Scripture at Mass (especially the gospel).  Today, go to mass with the full realization that your are standing in the same awesome, supernatural reality that Peter, James and John stood on the Mount of Transfiguration.  The Glory is there at mass just as surely as it was there that day.  Moses, Elijah and all the saints are worshipping God right there in the pew next to you just as surely as they were present and visible to the apostles on that mountain.  Ever time you go to mass, you are going to Heaven.  For where the King of Heaven is, there is Heaven, and where the Eucharist is, there is the King.

Mark Shea


Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog and regularly blogs for National Catholic Register. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

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