This message is from Transfiguration Sunday on which we remember the experience of Peter, James, and John. On a mountaintop they witness a foretaste of the risen and glorified Christ. Peter, at least, would have liked to linger there but it was not yet time for that. Work remained and that worked was down in the valley. Likewise our lives are not meant to be a succession of mountain top experiences. Our lives include them, but the work which is our as disciples takes place in the valley of life, among the hurting and the suffering. A day will come for us to linger in the presence of the risen and glorified Christ, but that day has not yet come. First we must follow Christ through the valley and to the cross.
March 2, 2020