Transfigured: a prayer reflection

Fr Sieger Köder, “Transfiguration”

“While he [Peter] was going on like this, babbling, a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and sounding from deep in the cloud a voice: ‘This is my Son, marked by my love, focus of my delight. Listen to him.'” (Matthew 17:5, MSG)

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18, ESV)

Light. Brilliant and blazing. Unearthly on earth.
Our eyes streaming. The radiance overpowering.
This is who He really is but we had not seen it.
The Voice. Booming with love. Knowing and known.
Unveiled and vulnerably open. Glorious apocalypse.

And we, too, are thus a glorious apocalypse.
Seeing Him and seen by Him. His voice speaking love in and over us.
Known and knowing. Transforming us to who we really are.
His glory overpowering us. Our eyes streaming.
Holy Spirit residing in us. Divine presence in flesh and bone.
Light blazing through clay vessels. Transfiguring us in Him.

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