There is an awful parallel between this scene and that of the Crucifixion:
o Jesus is revealed on a hill – Mount Tabor and Calvary.
o His clothes are noticeable – shining white and stripped off him.
o He is flanked by two people – Moses and Elijah and the two thieves.
o He is declared to be Son of God – by a heavenly voice and by a Roman centurion.
The two images explain and enrich one another. We learn to see the glory in the Cross and the Cross in the glory.