Jesus’ Transfiguration marks and important turning point in his mission. When he and the three disciples come down from the mountain they set their faces toward Jerusalem. There, Jesus will endure his passion and death and be raised from the dead. These events will transform the life of all those who will be his disciples. God bestowed on Jesus an identity of “my beloved.” From the moment of our Baptism, we too are named the beloved of God. The voice from the cloud urges the disciples to “listen to him.” When we hear and follow the word of the Lord, we live as the beloved of God.