Best drug for sinful self
The feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord which fell on August 6 is the feast of hope and light. As Jesus was transfigured in front of his three chosen disciples, so we too, through Jesus, can be transfigured in his person and way of being. Jesus's attitudes are the best drug to treat our sinful self.
The best drug can be detected in Colossians 3: 12-17. The biblical prescription is clear and encouraging. "Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness and patience, forbearing one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
Lord, give us the wisdom and courage to take this drug in the dosage you designed for us. In this way you will be the agent who transforms us mysteriously and wisely in your beloved Son Jesus. Amen.