2nd Sun Lent
Christian conversion is promoted by conversation. This section is a response to and a development on the knowledge gained from the commentary section.
This Sunday's Exposition
‘Remembering’ has a big role to play in our faith. We celebrate Eucharist because Jesus told us to do this in remembrance of him. The Transfiguration was experienced by just Peter, James and John from among the disciples but the experience was well remembered by the early Christian community. In the 2nd letter of Peter, the writing of an old man, we can see that he is still drawing strength and inspiration from it. In each of the synoptics the scene plays a pivotal role in the structure and understanding of that Gospel. Each offers a differing, rich understanding. From this we can see a principle of Christian remembrance. It is not just recalling facts or data, the remembrances unleashes new insight, understanding and grace.
As it was for the early community, so it is for us. We each have our mountain-top experiences – the times when our vision of life and love is expanded by experience of the divine –and these can happen in the most ordinary circumstances. Dad’s happened while surfing. Some of the most important changes in my life have taken place in the bath. These experiences are not meant for that time only. We are to remember and feed on them over the years and allow them to continue to transfigure our lives.