Last Sunday after the Epiphany: Transfiguration
RCL Yr. A Mt. 17:1-9 and Ex. 24:12-18
March 2, 2014
The Rev. Gillian R. Barr
Church of the Good Shepherd, Pawtucket RI
Today is the last Sunday before we begin the season of Lent, a major turning point in the Church year, when we turn our focus towards Jesus’s journey to the cross. Today’s Gospel reading recounts the same moment in Jesus’s journey, when he turns towards Jerusalem and his upcoming suffering.
Up until this point, Jesus’s ministry has focused on healing the sick and combating demons and teaching a deeper understanding of God’s desire for God’s people. But now, dark storm clouds are gathering unmistakably on the horizon. It is clear Jesus is headed into a final conflict with the civil and religious power structures. Continue reading