Mary is pictured in Luke 1,26-38 as someone who hears, reflects on, questions, and once clarified, gives consent to the Word of God; as someone who accepts in faith God’s Word or God’s plan of salvation and is ready to cooperate with it.
We see Jesus healing a man born blind. We hear Him saying “I am the light of the world.” What we see and hear is co-related. The healing miracle, the sixth sign in the Gospel of John, does illustrate that Jesus is truly the Light of the world.
The whole event of the Transfiguration is a moment of grace for the disciples. It is a moment, when the border between heaven and earth appears to fade for a brief second. It is a moment when, for a split second of time, they are blessed with a faint glimpse of eternity and God’s glory.
You, my disciples of all ages, have an exalted vocation for the world. Be this salt and light with your good works effectively. Influence the world for good. Improve the quality of human existence and preserve it from destruction. Your actions serve as a beacon of light in a dark world.
We see how John the Baptist, “sent from God” (1,6), reveals Jesus to the Jews by word and deed. He baptizes people “that he might be made known to Israel.” He, then, orally testifies to Jesus as “the Lamb of God” and “the Son of God” – the titles, predicated of Jesus in the Early Church.