I had a dream this morning that I was riding a bicycle along a level road with sun-lit cornfields on my left and my right. The sun was shining brightly in the clouds directly ahead of me.
And then, from the sun came light which began to form the shape of a brilliant, Light-Man in the clouds to the right of the sun and standing on the horizon, and that Light-Man was brighter than the sun itself.
In my heart, I knew that this was God. Like the light which comes from the sun, so the Son is begotten of the Father, Light from Light, True God from True God, consubstantial with the Father – being of the same one substance with the Father, Who is all Merciful and Loving. This was Jesus who affirmed:
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” [John 8:12, NAB Holy Bible]
My heart began to swell with hope, and I began to feel giddy, praying to God with sentiments of love and desire. I said, “Take me! Take me now!” for I had been feeling tired and ready for a life of peace and happiness with God, if that be His Will for me.
And then, knowing my weary condition, I asked Him to heal me, and at that moment, the Light-Man, like Christ Himself, surged in brightness before my face, engulfing me in His Light, and I felt His Power piercing deep into my soul, and my head was jolted as if something came out of me, and I began to feel joy, real Joy!
I have been in a very good mood this morning – filled with hope. I told my wife about this, and she stated, choking back a sob, that she has no intentions of me going anywhere anytime soon!
But, this must be sort of what Saints Peter, John and James experienced at the Transfiguration. St. Peter was obviously giddy, wanting Jesus, Moses and Elijah to stay – He didn’t want to leave either! Here is the account from St. Peter’s account of the Gospel (as penned by St. Mark):