Transfiguration

To make an act of worship,

we bring ourselves: 

   perhaps a little tired;
   perhaps a little preoccupied;
expecting much, expecting little.
And we bring
our thoughts:
   some thankful and happy;
   some worried and anxious;
   some trivial, some deep.
And we bring
our words:
   the unexciting language of everyday;
   the difficult language of belief;
   the expressions of faith and fear, of doubt and hope.
All the ordinariness of our daily lives
we bring to this act of worship;
that with Christ we might climb
towards the mountain top to meet God
and find our human offerings
transfigured
by the glory of divine love. 

Seasons and Celebrations NCEC

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5 Responses to Transfiguration

  1. Lyn says:

    Good morning, Freda, and thank you for these thoughtful words to begin my day. Yes, yes.

  2. LC says:

    Thank you for thrsr quiet words that prepare me today for a worship jpurney.

  3. Dianne says:

    Thank you Freda for the uplifting words.

  4. friko says:

    thank you for this meditation. I am reading it at the end of Sunday, it’s almost midnight, but I’ve just taken the time to read back over the posts I missed.

    I think you are a wonderful minister; the most important job is surely to there for your parishioners and those who just live in the parish. What you need is a vicar’s wife.

    Carry on blogging as well as writing a few letters. Why shouldn’t we be in touch with like-minded people in a world which may not be tangible but is certainly supportive and informative. Besides, I for one am learning things all the time, without blogging I wouldn’t know anything about the daily lives of people living in far-off parts of the world. I think blogging teaches tolerance.

  5. freda says:

    Glad that the words spoke to others as well as to me. It’s strange to think of being a minister in the blogosphere; lack of stamina keeps me from doing all I would like, but it is very special to be in touch with others about our spiritual thoughts and lives. You’re right, Friko, blogging does teach tolerance – and today we need that more than ever.

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