St. Paul, St. John, St. George, and St. Ringo have this wonderfully delightful ear worm (i.e. an addictive song) called "Eight Days a Week."
"Eight days a week, I love you.
Eight days a week, is not enough to show I care..."
I trust fully that in the scriptures nothing is not significant, and though I don't think we need to preach whole sermons on the meaning of small details in passages, paying attention to the small details gives us an insight into the greater meaning before us.
And so when it comes to this Sunday's scripture, commonly called The Transfiguration, the Gospel writer Luke throws in this nice little detail that struck me this time going through the passage that I hadn't put much thought into.
Before we go on, though, you should read it. You can find it here:
That opening line where the writer says, "About eight days after (the preceding sayings)..."
Eight days is an unusually specific amount of time, right? Why would that little detail be part of the history passed down over the millennia, finding it's way into our laps this week?
Well, I actually think The Beatles can help us here.