Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Today’s text

Mark 9:2-4

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John and led them up a high mountain on their own by themselves. There in their presence he was transfigured: his clothes became brilliantly white, whiter than any earthly bleacher could make them. Elijah appeared to them with Moses; and they were talking to Jesus.


You go up on the mountain, Jesus, to the place of holy communion with the Source of all the love that flows from your being. There on the mountain you are transfigured, filled with light so that even the eyes of the half-blind see that you are the present light of the Eternal Wonder.

Your friends are engulfed in the light of the Living Presence that surrounds and shines through you.

I need to stand within the circle of your illumination, absorbed in the light of your presence, knowing whatever it was that your friends knew on the mountain with you.

I need to be delivered from the melancholy that overwhelms the soul at the sight of one’s limitations and frailties, at the awareness of one’s insignificance.

It is only the light of your immortality that can overcome the pressing weight of my all-too-human smallness.

So if it is not too much trouble, illumine the spaces of my existence with the light of your Eternal Wonder. Lighten my darkness, lift my weary arms, warm my wavering soul with the illumination of your holy presence.

I live not on mountain but on the stale plain of the commonplace where petty concerns the urgency of one’s next duty dulls the soul.

But I believe against the resistant parts of my soul that even such places can be transfigured by your light. So transfigure dull and the routine, the weary and the worry of this day with the light of your eternal day.

My darkened soul longs for the light of your living presence.

Pr. David L. Miller