As the gospel of Mark moves along, things become progressively darker. At this point, Jesus begins his journey to Jerusalem, and, hence, to suffering, crucifixion and death. Things are getting dark. But right in the middle of the darkness comes the Transfiguration. The Transfiguration is one of the most famous, and mysterious, events in the life of Jesus. And when we understand what it's really showing us, it becomes one of the most precious and powerful resources we have for facing the darkness of our own lives and the darkness of the world.