Transforming Encounter

Exodus 34:29-35 Luke 9:28-36

Today is the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany, a season in which we have moved through the early ministry of Jesus, as he laid the foundation for his ministry. The major theme of Jesus’ teaching has been a gospel message with two sides of the same coin. Jesus brings comfort to the comfort-less, healing to those who hurt and ache, and plenty to those who are forced to go without. At the same time, Jesus brings down the haughty, rebukes those who hoard without filling the need of their neighbor, and preaches woe to those who do not repent of complicity with worldly power and oppression. Today, on Transfiguration Sunday, our scripture readings extend us an invitation to explore how a mysterious, glorious sign adds to our understanding of Jesus’ work in and through us.

There are three key elements from these two readings that will be our focus: prayer, presence, and power. (Read more.

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