Transfiguration Sunday is finally here. We had some interesting discussion in the brainstorming post, but now it’s time to do the real work. What are you thinking about for T-Fig (or, as one of my friends calls it, “t-figgety”)?
Perhaps you’re going with Mark’s sparse storytelling on the traditional Peter-James-and-John-were-with-Jesus-in-that-place. (You’re welcome for the earworm, by the way,)
Perhaps you’re taking a day to talk about the passing on of the mantle from Elijah to Elisha.
Maybe you’re going for the short-but-sweet shiny-but-veiled gospel.
There’s also some powerful poetry exhorting us to remember God in the psalm.
What images, phrases, or words are the seed you’re starting with this week? What music do you have in mind? How would you like people to encounter the living Word this week? Put your starters or ideas in the comments so we can bounce things around together!
T-Fig is half-way between Christmas and Easter and since the congregation I serve is a three-hymn congregation I am thinking about singing a Christmas Carol for the 1st, a T-Fig for the second, and an Easter Hymn as we depart.
Well, I’m still thinking about those YouTube Videos, (*&% people say… and how predictable we are. And aren’t the disciples just the same? Jesus keeps talking, and they just can’t hear him. He had to repeat the miracle of loaves and fishes TWICE! And now he’s vibrating in bright, white light, and they still don’t get it. But, and I hope this message makes sense, that doesn’t stop Jesus from guiding the disicples toward the truth he has to impart, about what the Way of the Cross means, and about how we are instrumental in our participation in drawing the kingdom near.
Does that make any sense at all?
I’ve been playing around with the idea that these same guys get chosen to do some pretty intense things with Jesus – the healing of Jairus’ daughter, the inner prayer circle at Gethsemane. Since we preach on T-figgety every year I’m admittedly looking for a different take.