Newsletter, February 22
Rev. Sheelagh’s Thought For The Week
Tell no one about the vision…
The transfiguration of Jesus reads like a journalistic report. It’s meant to. There is so much in it that we can’t really get to grips with it. Like the Resurrection, these events are beyond the scope of our understanding. Last night I watched “Sully” the movie of the airplane crash onto the River Hudson. What lingers, is the realization that 155 people, souls as Captain Sullenberger declared them, were rescued from the semi-submerged plane within 24 minutes. 24 minutes. That is almost as near to a miracle as we come. Even so, we can listen to the emergency responders moving into well rehearsed action and believe it. After all, we saw it happening in real time with our own eyes. Transfiguration is a tougher sell. There has only been one. Seen by very few. But whatever happened up on that mountain, it has transformed the world we inhabit, and that alone is amazing.