Lectio Divina: Lk 9:28-36

He took Peter, and James, and John, and went up into a mountain to pray. And whilst he prayed, the shape of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became white and glittering. And behold two men were talking with him. And they were Moses and Elias, Appearing in majesty. And they spoke of his decease that he should accomplish in Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And waking, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him. And it came to pass, that as they were departing from him, Peter saith to Jesus: 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; not knowing what he said. And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them; and they were afraid, when they entered into the cloud. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying: This is my beloved Son; hear him. And whilst the voice was uttered, Jesus was found alone. And they held their peace, and told no man in those days any of these things which they had seen.

In the NAB, rather than "his decease" it reads "his exodus". I went into typology with this. What's my exodus?
The Exodus: escape from slavery in Egypt.
Jesus' exodus: death, which is salvific.
My exodus: letting Christ free me from sin; I need to trust God's promises lest I spend 40 years wandering in Purgatory. I must face, embrace suffering. This all starts in an encounter with God--parallel to the encounter with God here where they went up into a mountain to pray.

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