Wednesday 10 June 2015

The spendour and the glory

Both the readings of today (Wednesday, Week 10) focus on the  relationship between Old Law and New, Old Alliance and New. Especially since the first reading is from 1 Cor 3, which brings in the theme of the veil over the face of Moses / the Israelites, and the greater splendour and glory of Jesus, it is easy to think here of Tabor and the Transfiguration, of Jesus glorious between Moses and Elijah glorious. The Old Testament shines in the light of the New, and the New in the light of the Old. The New and the Old belong together.

We are invited to read the Word of God, OT and NT. We are called to fix our eyes on Jesus.

We are given the promise that we will be transformed, transfigured, degree by degree, day by day, into his likeness, through the work of the Spirit.

Radical testimony is not drudgery. It is a matter of DELIGHT, of joy - in the splendour of Jesus, in the glory of the Lord. And we are promised that we will be transformed, that we will become splendid and glorious like Jesus. 

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