Transfiguration Sunday is another Sunday which is celebrated, or at least noted every year. As I mentioned in the sermon, it is probably a good thing it is or I might not ever preach on it.
This year what caught my eye, so to say, in the texts was Paul’s use of the word “veil” as a metaphor for what is seen and not seen. There is an Irish festival called Samhain when the “veil” between this world and the spirit world is said to “thin” and it is easier for people, spirits, etc. to pass back and forth. Make of the belief what you will but it is an interesting way to think about the corporeal world we inhabit and the spiritual world which many of us believe is always around us, only hidden.
I am hoping the sermon helps you think about what it might mean to be on this side of the veil and to reflect on any times you might have been allowed a glimpse of the other side.
As always, let me know what you think. Has your experience of the thinning veil been anything like mine?