I think we’re afraid of the Transfiguration. Afraid through skepticism, through belief; afraid of what it says and means, afraid of becoming holy.


The Transfiguration and our fear of weird
Last Sunday after the Epiphany |  Matthew 17:1-9

There’s a weirdness on that mountain.

If we’ve learned anything from our scripture, it might be to not go up mountains. Don’t seek those mountaintop experiences. Don’t do it. Weird stuff happens there.

There: anything. Bushes burn, laws given, messiah’s transfigured, and voices come from nowhere to tell you stuff. Bright lights change our appearances and we get the silly idea that maybe God’s got some wild ideas for us.

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