Sunday, August 06, 2006
Liturgy is the architecture for grace.
It is the structure within which I open my heart and receive God each week.
Today I sat in a very warm church and when the priest began the Eucharist, I imagined, for a moment, the angels and archangels, the whole heavenly host, smiling down at us. Applauding, even. Cheering, like fans at an olympic event. Rooting for us.
Today is the feast of the Transfiguration. It is one of the strangest and most wonderful stories of the bible. Jesus becomes luminous. He becomes the veil through which the light of God shines and illuminates the world.
I really can't remember what life was like before becoming a Christian.