My friends, this Sunday brings to a close the season of Epiphany. It began with light as the magi followed a star to find Jesus. The whole season has been about the revealing of light – the light of God’s love made manifest as Jesus is revealed in new ways.
In the story of Jesus’ transfiguration read this morning, the light is brighter than ever before but it doesn’t last long; the moment passes quickly, and as Jesus moves toward Jerusalem, and his passion and death, we move into the season of Lent. One more splurge with the Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper this week, followed by a more somber and reflective `holy pause’ on Ash Wednesday at 11:00 AM.