(10th Sunday after Pentecost)
Pride is placing ourselves before God and neighbor. We must remember that we would be as evil as our worst enemies if not for God’s grace. We must acknowledge our weakness. We ourselves are pharisees because of the hypocrisy of our sinful lives. The Transfiguration can be summarized in the truth that God is Light and He destroys the darkness. When we receive spiritual gifts, just as the Apostles did, we should thank God without broadcasting our gifts to the world and exposing our souls to pride.