Lectionary Readings: Psalm 50; Mark 9: 2-9
Text: “And his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them.” Mark 9: 3
Sermon: “Get Your Sparkle On”
Tease: It’s no mere coincidence that the story of Jesus’ Transfiguration comes to us in the midst of Carnival - the raucous festival preceding the sober observance of Lent. As we follow Jesus up a mountain and witness his face “shining like the sun and his garments become like white light,” we’re being reminded to get our own sparkle on…get our bodies moving to the rhythms of the Spirit … and let the shimmering light of God’s grace shine in our hearts and give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory - already shining in the face of Jesus of Nazareth.” It’s time to Samba!!