Transfiguration

God’s dream, God’s purpose is carried out by the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Love. Who or what is the Holy Spirit? The Spirit is the Bond of Love whose very identity is to be the Love-Bond uniting all and transforming and transfiguring all that it unites. The Transformation that love brings about is God’s dream for the world.

 

Our transfiguration calling is to be so filled with God’s presence, the Holy Spirit, that we become a source of the Presence of Love for others. The very Presence of Love in our lives transfigures us so that we shine out with love.

 

The transformation that love brings about is God’s dream, but it is also our dream. Our
deepest desire is for our lives and our world to be transformed by love. War, pain, darkness and disease are not God’s dream, but it is not our dream either. With God we long for a world transfigured by love. It is written into our DNA: “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with
ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord“.  (2 Corinthians 3)

Luke 9:28-36

28 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. 29 And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. 30 Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. 31 They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. 32 Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. 33 Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”—not knowing what he said. 34 While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. 35 Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” 36 When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen.

 

 

Rector Alstonville