Friday, February 16, 2007

Transfiguration Sunday – C4

Years C
Luke 9:28-43

Raphael has an interesting painting entitled Transfiguration. In it we have both parts of the pericope - blessing and healing. This is a devotional painting, not a scenic one (note the calm devotees in the upper left and the agitated ones below). Some have said the woman is the Church, the Bride of Christ, pointing out the to-do list for Jesus.

The congregation here is having a Capital Funds Campaign Commitment Sunday for the raising of a shelter/temple in this community. Interestingly, it is going to be located at the bottom of a hill. Perhaps we might yet see that Christ's glory is enough without monuments to it and that the mission outpost or hospitable hospital image might yet be ours.

The distance between transfiguration and healing is not all that great in this painting. How is it in life where you are?

= = = = = = =

got it figured out?
not without figuring
on transfigurement
for figurers


is no figuring
at all


and that's cold

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