One afternoon a couple of years ago in preparing for Transfiguration Sunday, I came across these two sentences:
The Word and You, vol 2, Editor Nan Duerling
Read the story of the transfiguration…Envision yourself with Peter, James and John as you read. Experience the emotions that might have welled up within you.
Texts for preaching, Year A, Brueggemann, et al
It is no good inviting the congregation to envision themselves there on the mountain with the disciples; it taxes the imagination beyond credulity.
After he imagined the shining tents,
did Peter’s walls seem narrow,
smell of rancid fish?
Did feet that poised on Tabor
cross the cluttered porch?
After the bleached light,
could eyes adjust to ebbing
grey and shifting shade?
Cradling the secret in their sleep
did they awaken cautiously,
wondering if the mountaintop
would gild again-bringing
that voice, that face?
What are your thoughts, plans and hopes as we head toward Sunday? Have you remembered that Valentines Day falls on a Sunday this year? So, what do you do with THAT, if anything?