Here is this event, the Transfiguration, that happened two thousand years ago. What an amazing happenstance. I have a feeling that it is so amazing that we can’t hardly but start to understand or appreciate it. How may times have we read the text in the Bible or heard about it in sermons but we still don’t “get it” I think. Not that there is some secret knowledge here, God doesn’t like secret knowledge but it is so powerful as to be dangerous. Dangerous in a sense that we know it will easily overwhelm us.
But Jesus says to Peter, James and John something like, “Get up and don’t be afraid.” That is the most common saying in the Bible, “don’t be afraid”. We seem to need constant guidance and reassurance. Somehow I have a feeling that it is this fear that keeps us/me from getting to close to this story even now. When I would say the rosary walking on my trail I would come to the spot to say the Thursday’s fourth event, the Transfiguration, and I would blank out. What is that? What goes there, I haven’t a clue?
I don’t know exactly where this conversation is going but I just feel that it is worthy and seems unexplored. So expect more to come when the Spirit moves me, as they say. Catherine will be here shortly for our Monday morning walk and I need to get up and going.
Just a note that we had two great visitors yesterday, Greg and Lisa from Tacoma. They were a joy and we do hope they come back to be with us again. This is what we do, we Caminoheads, we get together.
The blackberries are ripe and producing. The corn is so very close, maybe less than a week. The smoke from the 240 fires in British Columbia lingers. And the Caminoheads get together. Love you guys, Felipe.