Genesis 12:1-4; Psalm 33:4-5,18-20,22; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9
Did you know that the climbing vine we call ìHoneysuckleî always grows clockwise to its right?
Did you know that ìJasmineî on the other hand always entwines counter-clockwise, to its left?
Nothing can make either vine do otherwise. But in South Americaís Chile there is a vine called ìScyphanthus Elegansî which starts turning in one direction, makes a few loops around whatever it is climbing up, and then turns in the other direction, reversing itself from clockwise to counter-clockwise every few loops. And beyond being an interesting bit of trivia, this phenomenon also makes a point. Regardless of the direction in which vines do their climbing, whether clockwise or counter-clockwise, to the right or to the left or both ways, each is always seeking the same thing. Each is seeking light.
In todayís Gospel Lesson, on the Mount of Transfiguration, the awesome power and glory of God was mysteriously revealed in Jesus Christ:
ìJesus took with Him Peter and James and his brother John and…
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