The Transfiguration story is, ultimately, a mountaintop story.

And while I hope that all of you have a “mountaintop experience” at some point in your life … I hope we don’t assume that moments of awe, of wonder, of holiness can only happen on mountaintops or only on rare occasions or only when the conditions are right.

In fact, every day we’re surrounded by dozens – hundreds – of things that are worth our wonder …worth our awe.

So why don’t we see them?

Perhaps we’re distracted.

Perhaps we’re jaded.

Perhaps we’re busy.

Perhaps we’re cynical.

Whatever the reason, we seem to have lost touch with our own childish delight, our own adolescent passion.

As we stand on the mountaintop in today’s scriptures, as we prepare for the Lenten journey, perhaps we can give ourselves permission to let go of the Lenten emphasis on sacrifice.

Perhaps this year, the Lenten season could be about awareness: a deeper awareness of God’s presence with us and a more profound sense of awe at the wonder of our ordinary, everyday moments.


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About MargaretAnne

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