If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.
And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?
If anyone is ashamed of me and my message, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in his glory and in the glory of the Father and the holy angels.
I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Kingdom of God.”
About eight days later Jesus took Peter, John, and James up on a mountain to pray.
And as he was praying, the appearance of his face was transformed, and his clothes became dazzling white.
Suddenly, two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with Jesus.
They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.
Peter and the others had fallen asleep. When they woke up, they saw Jesus’ glory and the two men standing with him.
As Moses and Elijah were starting to leave, Peter, not even knowing what he was saying, blurted out, “Master, it’s wonderful for us to be here! Let’s make three shelters as memorials —one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”
But even as he was saying this, a cloud overshadowed them, and terror gripped them as the cloud covered them.