12th February

Transfiguration

Jesus was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. Matthew 17: 2

The Feast of the Transfiguration is 6 August. That is the day we happened to drop the bomb on Hiroshima. We took His Body and we took His Blood and we enacted a Cosmic Golgotha. We took the key to love and we used it for bloody hell…

Suppose the material order is indeed the garment of Christ, the temple of the Holy Spirit? Suppose the bread and wine, symbols of all creation, is indeed capable of redemption awaiting its Christification? Then what is the atom but the emergent body of Christ?
George MacCleod

On the Feast of the Transfiguration may we be able to pray together for the redemption of the whole creation and a speedy end to the suffering of animals through human exploitation.
Marjorie Milne of Glastonbury

The poet Waldo Williams treasured the moment which like a shooting star makes us wonderfully conscious of the mystery and vastness and glory of the universe, the moment which suddenly reveals a presence and suddenly enchants the heart, the second which makes true acquaintance shine.
Pennar Davies

When the Saviour of this globe was stretched out on the Tree of death,
the elements erupted and the earth gave up its dead.
His blood, spilled on the soil, transfigured earth and heaven.
May his body and blood change us and transfigure this earth
Transfigure this earth: may your kingdom come on it
Transfigure this earth: may flowers bloom on it
Transfigure this earth: may people and animals be friends on it.
Transfigure this earth: may the scarred places be healed on it
Transfigure this earth: may peace reign on it
Transfigure this earth: may our bodies be changed into bodies of resurrection.
From a Celtic Eucharist Community of Aidan and Hilda

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