When I look back on my life, I realize there are about a half dozen days that I can point to and say, “That was a really special day.” My wedding day, the birth of my children and grandchildren, my graduation from seminary, my call to ministry are all among those days. As I move forward, I will admit that I judge all other days by those half dozen. This Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday. Jesus takes Peter, James, and John up the mountain and there they experience the glory of the fullness of God. Though Peter wanted to stay, Jesus brought them down. I can imagine Peter was always thinking about that day and he measured the rest of his life in light of that day. It is easy to do that, to measure all other days by the one, but if we are going to be faithful, we can’t allow ourselves, particularly in the church, to look back and say, that was the day. The glory of God cannot be contained in one past moment in our life but is most revealed in the faithfulness of living each day. Remembering the past, but looking towards the future.
Peace, Pastor Ralph