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He was transfigured

Matthew 17:2
Genesis 12:1-4; Psalms 33:4-5,18-20,22; 2 Timothy 1:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9

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Second Sunday of Lent, A

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,…

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