February 10, 2013

On the last Sunday of Epiphany, the lectionary revisits the "Mount of Transfiguration" story.  Jesus is about to go to Jerusalem.  He knows this will be hazardous, so like Moses and Elijah before him who also had their "transfiguration" moment, Jesus goes up the mountain, a couple of Disciples with him.  There, he calls up Moses and Elijah, and draws from their strength.  The Disciples are so impressed they want to build a shrine.  Jesus forbids it.  Sacred moments cannot be enshrined and locked in memory.