Monday, February 13, 2012

Mark 9:2-10

Epiphany Last - Year B

Mark 9:2-10

The NRSV has it that Jesus was transfigured “before” Peter, James, and John. While meaning “in front of” or “in the presence of”, there is also a time factor meaning available - “in advance of”. Imagine for a moment that Jesus is simply transfigured/changed in advance of your transfiguration or changed energy level, not as something unique.

What would you do differently if you were to begin to understand that your transfiguration is already in process? Would you press on to analyze how to get on with it, or get in your own way?

Jesus was between times, like you - prophets, saints, good folk had gone before him and were available as advisors. There was a task ahead that was large enough to simply be done, regardless of any consequences - any.

With good examples of those who preceded, anyway and everyway, and something to apply that to, you, too, would be transfigured. No more waiting until you grow up or out or dead.

What these days needs more justice? More kindness? More G*D? There you go. Listen to those important voices in your life and move on. No more utopias. No more guarantees of result. Just energy and purpose. Blessings to you and Blessings expected from you.

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