Vatican City, Mar 4, 2012 / 11:35 am
The transfiguration of Christ reminds us that Jesus is the light who can overcome any darkness in our lives, Pope Benedict said March 4.
“Dear brothers and sisters, we all have need of interior light to overcome the tests of life. This light comes from God and it is Christ who gives it to us, he in whom dwells all the fullness of divinity,” the Pope said in his Sunday Angelus address.
Speaking to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope dwelt on today’s Gospel, which recounts the Transfiguration of Jesus.
“And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves; and he was transfigured before them,” the Gospel of St. Mark says. The episode is also described in the Gospels of St. Luke and St. Mark.