From the second letter of Corinthians, hear this powerful affirmation: no matter how filled with doubt, uncertainty, or fear you may be or feel; no matter how misunderstood or persecuted you may feel; no matter how afflicted in mind, body or spirit you may be; You have everything you need to live joyfully, purpose fully and authentically for who you are. And we, collectively, have everything we need to transform our community, city, and world.
Why? Because – whoever you are and wherever you are on your life and spiritual journey you are a child of the living God, God in Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit is with you on your journey, and as Holocaust survivor and author of Man’s Search for Meaning Viktor Frankl reminds us “Everything can be taken from us but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances and choose how we will be on the way.”
I believe that this is the point – of our life stories and purpose, of our faith stories, of Jesus’ story from birth through death and resurrection. And I believe that it is the point of this story of Jesus’ miraculous transfiguration.