Today’s Reading is Matthew 17:1-23 – the Transfiguration of Jesus.
That is a rather strange scene that obviously has something to do with Jesus’ identity and authority. The oldest account is to be found in Mark 9. The Gospel of Mark is known for being the origin of the Messianic Secret.
Now here is why the Transfiguration is important and what it does:
Mark allows the Messiah to go public from here on out. The scene is followed by Exorcising a boy with many witnesses to Jesus’ power. Now the world can see Jesus as Lord.