Jesus is seen with Elijah and Moses. They hear the voice of God.
As they come down from the mountain the disciples and a crowd are arguing about a failed healing. The disciples were not able to heal a boy who suffered from convulsions. Jesus heals the boy and the disciples ask why they were not able to do the healing. Jesus replies that this kind of healing can only come from prayer.
The disciples then get into an argument about who is the greatest disciple. Jesus looks to a child and explains that children are the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. The disciples are bent out of shape about 'unofficial' disciples providing healing in the name of Jesus.
All of this together. The conversation about vision and seeing. The revelation of the transfiguration. The ability to heal. The faith to heal. The infighting about being the 'greatest.' All of it speaks to the current condition of the church.
Do we have the courage to see the vision when it is revealed?
Do we have the tenacity in our faith to be committed to constant prayer and not be complacent in our daily connection to God?
Do we still argue about who is the best and who does what? Are we concerned with appearances more than results?
Isn't it just like Jesus to reveal himself and then isn't it just like his followers to miss it completely?
God help us in our unbelief, that we might be more faithful, eyes wide open, ears listening, hearts praying, the wholeness of ourselves seeking your Kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.