There is a “freshness” you can observe if you will. If you regard with care the leaf, the robin, the beloved hand, even your own breathing, you may just sense the fresh and living spirit that dwells within them.
Why would Christ allow himself to be transfigured in this way before his passion? And why would Christ want to show himself transfigured to his followers? Shouldn’t his suffering be for us the right way to understand true glory?
We are a people who eagerly await the coming of our savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. We recognize that we have our citizenship in heaven, but in the meantime we exercise our citizenship on earth for the coming of the kingdom of God.