Dear Calvary Family,
Transfiguration Sunday is one of the “hinge points” in our liturgical year, when we exit the bright shining season of Epiphany and begin to journey through the somber season of Lent and toward the events of the Cross. In the Transfiguration narrative, Peter, James and John are hellbent on staying on top of the mountain, relishing in the gloriousness of the moment. However, Jesus reminds them that they have work to do and miles to travel — the mountain must ultimately be descended if they are to be true followers of Christ.
This Sunday we’ll explore these themes and more. We’ll think together about what role the miraculous plays in our lives, and how to have our hearts transformed by that which transfixes us. And perhaps most importantly, we’ll ponder what it means to go back into the untidiness of the world, fully transformed by what we have witnessed. I hope you’ll join us.