Friday 16th March 2018
Read: Mark 9: 2-8
Six days later, 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, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus, ‘Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.’ He did not know what to say, for they were terrified. Then a cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud there came a voice, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; listen to him!’ Suddenly when they looked around, they saw no one with them any more, but only Jesus.
In spite of being terrified and confused, Peter says ‘it is good for us to be here’. How good are we at responding positively in unexpected situations, or when frightened?
Loving Father, if I should feel small or weak today, keep my eyes and ears open for your word, spoken through the cloud of my confusion.
Dementia is now common. Does a family member or neighbour live with confusion? How can you ease their fear or distress?
Ed Probert, Acting Dean of Salisbury