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Listen, and Believe: My Sermon on the Transfiguration of Our Lord

My Pastoral Ponderings

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

Mark 9:2

Of all the miracles recorded in the gospels, the miracle of the transfiguration might be the most difficult one to believe, to really believe that it actually, historically happened. To believe that Jesus really did take Peter, James, and John up Mt. Tabor about 2,000 years ago; and he really was transfigured before them; and he really did talk with Moses and Elijah; and that Peter, James, and John really did hear a voice from heaven say, “This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!

I believe that it is true, of course, and many – if not all – of you believe it, too. But there are some in our world who question it. I mean, transfigured? And seen…

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