I am sure you know what happens at the Transfiguration Jesus takes Peter and the Sons of Thunder up a mountain. While they are on the mountain top Jesus is transfigured before them and Moses and Elijah appear. Then Jesus, Moses and Elijah talk to one another, we hear the Voice of God saying “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him.” and Peter has the clever idea to build some tents and keep this event last forever.
The Transfiguration is a singular event and we all are somewhat like Peter wanting the feeling to last forever, like when you go on a retreat you feel so much better when you get back. It seems like the world is in desperate need of a mountain top moment where things are righted or something. I hope that by looking at the Transfiguration we all can be transformed by our faith and we in turn can transform the world into a better place to live. Let us all pray that the Holy Spirit can come down and inspire us all to make the world a better place for everyone to live in no matter what we are Muslim or Christian or Jew or Buddhist, Hindu, Shinto, gay or straight or trans, Woman or Man, rich or poor.