Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. (Mk. 9:2-3).
Leonard Cohen’s, Hallelujah, has a catchy line:
“Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift”
Mark’s gospel has a catchy line too:
Crucifixion’s a comin, Crucifixion’s a comin, Crucifixion’s a comin,
In-between: A transfiguration and Bless the children.
We also live musical lines:
A painful revelation, Your will be done, Let go of self,
In-between: Forgiveness and Eucharistic friendship.
Jesus’ passion and transfiguration aren’t “theological things”, “catechetical reductions”. They’re not head-things.
They’re parts of our redemption song!!!
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Photo attribution Marie-Pierre Ayoul