Epiphany Last – Year B
Isaiah 43:18-25 and 2 Kings 2:1-14
Don't hold on to former things /for\ a new thing is springing forth. (Isaiah)
Don't stay behind /for\ double blessings lie ahead. (2 Kings)
With these two summaries (continuing the tension between Epiphany 7 and Epiphany Last) we find moments of transfiguration right on this cusp of past and present/future.
These moments are precious. They are call-moments, direction-setting moments that are within and without what has been seen as a religious context.
So, what does it take to be aware of these opportune times? Well, watching or perceiving. This is difficult work to do alone and just as difficult to do in community. The difficulties are different but equally trying. To put oneself to the test or to be put to the test by another takes audacity, perseverance, humility, vision, hope, and forgiveness (just a beginning half-dozen of qualities needed in an in-between place).
Enjoy your cusp moments today. You'll look back on them with even more joy than you had in anticipating them.