Judging by the preacher-type conversations I have been in this week, I think it's safe to assume that I'm not the only one who has felt (or is still feeling) blinded by the texts in front of us. It seems like each year I come to this party and find many of us worried about how to find a new word in an annual story.
Where has the Spirit been shining light for you this week? Is it in Mark's bright, brighter, brighter Jesus? (A friend who has retained much more Greek from seminary pointed out to me that Jesus' face is greatly, brightly, shining. Three times more than the average bleach!) 2 Corinthians pairs beautifully, of course, but stands alone just fine. Or maybe in the passing of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha?
The preaching task, this week or any week, can be daunting. But a piece of the good news for the preacher on this day is that it was right after some pretty overwhelming words that Jesus took the disciples up the mountain where they witnessed God's revelation face-to-face. As we face the holy task before us today, may we be so blessed.
Join the part in the comments. Happy Transfiguration Weekend! (Hallmark is really missing out on a great opportunity.)