Prayer Offered for February 21, 2023

Today, Pastor Steve Garnaas-Holmes comments on the line in Matthew’s Gospel that says Jesus was transfigured before them:

Sometimes someone changes and you get to see it.

And sometimes you finally see what was always there.

Maybe this is the real grace of transfiguration,

not that things change but that our seeing changes,

that we see with eyes of wonder,

that we see divine presence in this world,

that we see resurrection in every death,

see the gleam that is each person, even the doomed,

that we see them beyond the limits of their flesh,

see them in company with saints, see them divine,

risen already from whatever deaths and disappointments

they will endure, still shining. We see with eyes of mercy.

Maybe the miracle is not in the light that enters our eyes

but in the light that shines out from them.

And so, today we pray that by the grace of the God who shines,

our eyes may be transfigured.—AMEN.

(From Unfolding Light by Steve Garnaas-Holmes)

Sr. Michelle Gorman, RSM
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