Melissa brought the message this morning. Before she spoke and at the conclusion of her message Pam read a poem by Mark Jarman, The Transfiguration, Part VII.
The story of the Transfiguration forms a hinge in the church year. The door swings open into Ash Wednesday, the door that points the way to Jerusalem, towards Gethsemane, towards the cross, towards death, towards dying alone.
Sometimes it may be that the story needs to sit here, filled with longing and loneliness and incongruity.