More often than not we want God to be the one who just makes it all good and right, but instead we are getting a God who walks in our shoes (more than a mile) and journeys at our side through the ups and downs, the beauty and the ugliness of life.
During the Epiphany season, Jesus is revealed to us that he is the anointed one of God, the Christ, sent to save humanity and creation. The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending […]
So what about this “transfiguration” story? As far as I can tell, it is pointless to asks how this all took place. I don’t think it has to do with Jesus “aglow” in the dark. I don’t think it has much to do with Moses and Elijah appearing there. I don’t even think it has to do with the disciples wanting to stay on the mountaintop.