If you’re anything like me, the past week has been a busy one. Here’s what’s been happening here at Sacred Margins over the last 7 days.
5th week after Epiphany: Transfiguration
Allen talked about how mountaintop experiences are great, but that true spiritual transformation happens at ground level:
The point of the Transfiguration was not some intense, personal spiritual experience. It was a vision of what eternal life and unimagined possibilities could look like.
And those things become real not on the mountain, but at ground level.
Chris encouraged us all to just shut up and listen:
Our defenses are well formed. We want to justify the way we live and the things we say and really don’t want to be changed. It is scary to turn yourself over to the living God and let him change you.
But, what if we shut up and listen to God? What would change? How would life look different.
And Trevor wrote about how even when we miss God in our everyday lives, the art of remembering helps us discover his constant presence with us:
Sometimes I miss these things in the moment. But when I create margins in my life to review my day and reflect on my experiences, I find God pouring in to every little nook and cranny.
I want to get better at seeing Him in the moment. But maybe I don’t have to be so hard on myself. In fact, perhaps I actually need a little distance between an experience of God before I can truly understand it.
Coming up this week: Ash Wednesday
We turn the page this week to look at the season of Lent, which begins midweek with Ash Wednesday. We’ll begin the week with a look ahead to the season as a whole and end the week with some reflection on Ash Wednesday. We hope you join us.