Aug 1, 2013

A Blessing for Transfiguration Sunday

Here is a closing blessing for Transfiguration Sunday.  It was written by Jan L. Richardson.

Dazzling
(inspired by Matthew 17:1-8, Mark 9:2-8, Luke 9:28-36)

Believe me, I know
how tempting it is
to remain inside this blessing,
to linger where everything
is dazzling
and clear.

We could build walls
around this blessing,
put a roof over it.
We could bring in
a table, chairs,
have the most amazing meals.
We could make a home.
We could stay.

But this blessing
is built for leaving.
This blessing
is made for coming down
the mountain.
This blessing
wants to be in motion,
to travel with you
as you return
to level ground.

It will seem strange
how quiet this blessing becomes
when it returns to earth.
It is not shy.
It is not afraid.

It simply knows
how to bide its time,
to watch and wait,
to discern and pray

until the moment comes
when it will reveal
everything it knows,
when it will shine forth
with all that it has seen,
when it will dazzle
with the unforgettable light
you have carried
all this way.

~ written by Jan L. Richardson, and posted on The Painted Prayerbook. http://paintedprayerbook.com/