Practice what you are

By Roy Stetler
February 12, 2024

Jesus is transfigured in divine light (Mark 9) with Elijah and Moses. With that vision Jesus’ followers encounter the ancient prophetic tradition of compassionate justice and faithful kindness. The divine voice snaps them out of the ecstasy of the vision and refocuses their attention on Jesus, who prayerfully listens to God and the prophets.
The curious transfiguration account is more than a wonder story. It is a vision calling us to open ourselves by patient transformation, often in foggy darkness, to embrace what we are created to be. We are beloved children of God, with many gifts, learning to practice who we are. The tradition of compassionate justice and faithful kindness cultivates deep trust which allow us to listen to and follow Jesus faithfully.
Thanks be to God.