“One who speaks does not know; one who knows does not speak.”
Thus I have been instructed by the Old Master.
If you tell me the Old Master was one who knew, I ask,
Why did he write five thousand words to explain it.”
Po Chu (772-846)
The Feast of the Transfiguration is where Jesus’ disciples (Peter, James and John) gain a glimpse of heaven, and see Christ in Glory. This glimpse of Heaven is available to all of us in this life. We achieve this by being at Peace with ourselves, and open to God’s Holy Spirit. Some may achieve this through the practice of Christian Meditation: A way of being silent, and inviting Jesus into your life into the depths of your Soul. Others achieve this by attending a Eucharist where Heaven and Earth are united in the Consecrated bread & wine which is given to us and we become united in Christ.
This is all wordless. The glory of God shines through the mists of our lives offering you and me Truth, beauty, and meaning – as that famous hymn says:
“Be still for the presence of the Lord is moving in this place,
He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister His Grace.”
It is from this place that we go forth into the world to bring to others a glimpse of what we have seen and tasted!
Happy Feast Day!
Enter into the Silence of Heaven!