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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for February 28, 2018

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WEDNESDAY, February 28

Luke 9:28-29 Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.

For months, I would look forward to our youth group retreat in the mountains of southern Kentucky. When the bus turned into the camp, my heart leapt. This was the place where my soul soared, the holy babbled under a crooked bridge, the divine rustled the grass. This was my thin place—where heaven and earth grew near, where I could hear God whisper my name.

A few miles away from this camp is the Cathedral Domain, the camp of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. Here, my daughter has found a thin place of her own. She is radiant, dazzling even, after a few days on that mountain.

But here’s the thing about mountaintop experiences: We have to come down. As much as we want to hold on to the mountaintop, to that indescribable closeness with God and all of creation, we live in the valleys and plains. But we never come back from the mountain unchanged.

On that mountain long ago the true nature of Jesus was revealed. Peter, John, and James were transformed by that holy moment. Let it be so for us.

MOVING FORWARD: Make a donation to the church camp of your choice.

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