"Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white."
Matthew 17: 1,2
It’s mid-winter and nights can get pretty long and dark, especially in stormy weather. Having just moved to Nova Scotia in July, I’m still getting used to the contours of a new house. I’m no stranger to stumbling and stubbed toes.
But what a difference a night light can make! The little raised threshold in the bedroom door, the wooden base of the banister – all are illuminated, and so, no longer a threat to sensitive toes.
The idea of an epiphany is often depicted as a lightbulb glowing over one’s head. We’re now coming to the end of the Church season of Epiphany, that time when we celebrate Jesus coming to enlighten us about some big questions: what is the meaning of life? What is humanity’s purpose in the world? How does God figure into all this?
Like those simple fisher-folk who followed Jesus long ago, we want to be close to the light of Christ, to be there when he illuminates those mysteries of life, and to learn to rely on God’s love when all is darkness. It’s a journey we continue to share together. Won’t you join us?