Last Sunday of Epiphany – The Transfiguration (Yr A)

GOD UNSHELTERED
(Matthew 17: 1-9)

The mind would build its shelters,
its walls, its solid boundaries,

its holding pens for those mysteries
that challenge the edges of thought;

would seek to grasp, to domesticate
the God beyond comprehension;

would seek with dogma’s fences
to keep wonder dulled and distant,

the heart thus safely protected
from the love that burns like fire.

See it consuming Moses on his mountain,
see it sweeping Elijah into heaven,

see it shining like the sun from Jesus’ face,
this love that moves God, unsheltered,

down the mountain, to the road to the cross.

Copyright ©2017 by Andrew King

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3 thoughts on “Last Sunday of Epiphany – The Transfiguration (Yr A)

  1. Susan says:

    Beautiful, Andy.✨🔥💦 Love is power.
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Royall Yount says:

    +Hi, Andrew!
    Once again I’m back to thank you for your art! I appreciate your words and would ask permission to use them as a reflection piece in this Sunday’s bulletin. Thanks again for your ministry! I’m glad I found you!
    Pr. Royall A. Yount, Jr.
    Associate Pastor at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
    Raleigh, NC
    gslchurch.org.

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