Transfiguration

 

I sometimes wonder what to say when someone says to me, “I am a God-fearing person, why did (insert bad thing here) happen to me?” It’s almost as if they are implying that God was punishing them because they didn’t fear God enough. Does God really want us to be afraid of His presence? Can we help but be afraid?  On the Mount of Transfiguration Peter, James and John were literally in the presence of God and fell on their faces in fear. What about us?