Holy God, mighty and immortal,
you are beyond our knowing,
yet we see your glory in the face of Jesus Christ,
whose compassion illumines the world.
Transform us into the likeness of the love of Christ,
who renewed our humanity so that we may share in his divinity,
the same Jesus Christ, our Lord,
who live and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Readings and prayer found here.
Doesn't it feel like we just finished with Christmas? It certainly does to me, but perhaps that's because I just finished schlepping all the Christmas stuff back up to the attic). But time flies, and here we are at Last Epiphany, which can only mean one thing--it's time for t-fig again. (Actually it means that we are almost to Lent, too, but don't get me started about that!) This year we hear Luke's version of the story of Jesus transformed on the mountain top with Moses and Elijah, as Peter, James, and John watch in wonder. And the composers of the RCL have added a little gift: the optional healing story at the end. If you are completely burned out by the transfiguration, perhaps you'll want to focus on that.
So where are you headed this week, preachers? Will you travel to the mountaintop with Jesus, or with Moses? Are you off lectionary, or perhaps following the Narrative Lectionary? Join the discussion and let us know where you are headed.
And welcome back to all the BE6.0 RevGals...hope you've got your land legs back. We missed you!