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rounded with heavenly glory, talking with the Lord Jesus. These men were Moses and Elias. The disciples were filled with holy fear at this wonderful sight. St. Peter said, with great delight, "Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles -one for Thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias." While he was speaking, a bright cloud came over them; and a Voice came out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye Him." When the disciples heard this Voice, they were afraid, and fell on their faces to the ground. But Jesus went to them, and touched them, saying, "Arise, and be not afraid." And when they looked up, they saw the Lord Jesus by Himself, looking as He always did.
As they came down from the mountain, our Lord said to them, "Tell the
vision to no man until the Son of man be risen again from the dead." The disciples did not know what He meant by rising from the dead.
After this, Jesus spoke to them more plainly about His death; for He said, "The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, and they shall kill Him, and the third day He shall be raised again." And they were very sorry.
Upon the mountain our blessed Saviour shewed His disciples the glory which He had in heaven as the Son of God. Let us pray, and strive to love and obey Him, and follow His steps here upon earth: then we shall see Him thus in heaven.
29. THE PRODIGAL SON.
OUR Lord loved to teach by parables.
father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: for this