In case you haven’t figured it out, T-Fig is my new ( in the style of J-Lo, K-Fed) nickname for this Sunday on the liturgical calendar: transfiguration.
I can honestly say that I haven’t put much thought into this week’s sermon yet, having been distracted by other things. If you have not read this post by Songbird yet, you should. It is what jump-started me in my thinking this morning.
Sometimes, when I am beginning to think about a text, I go back and see what sermon title I jotted on my planning calendar. Sometimes it is utterly unhelpful, but today I went back and read this:”With Unveiled Faces”.
When I read the Hebrew Scripture text for this Sunday I am struck by Moses’ taking the veil off and putting it back on. It seems to me that in human relationships we might think that we are being honest and transparent, and that we hide ourselves from God. Moses helps to show us that it can often be the other way around: we hide from each other, and are truly, deeply, initmately seen by God every time.
I hope that’ll preach.
What are you contemplating his week?