Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters—one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”Matthew 17:4
Peter, James and John danced across my mind this morning during my meditation. I was reflecting on taking time to rest, relax and recharge.
These are stressful times. Most tragedies and disasters choose a segment of our population to attack and leave the rest of us grateful that the co-called angel of death passed by our door step.
This time, we are all in the same boat. Something we cant, see, taste, or smell is all around us. Something we cant stop by petitions, accusations and votes threatens our existence.
Each and every one of us.
That is scary.
It permeates everything I do and every place I go.
It’s when coming away for just a few moments each day is vital for me.
Jesus invited his three closest friend, three people he trusted to experience a few minutes of perfection and peace. No angry mobs, no scholars trying to trick them with vague questions and riddles. Just a few minutes alone, with him, on a mountain where he transfigures himself.
Rubbish, you say.
Fairy tails to teach us a lesson.
Okay I’ll drop the theology and ask you what would you say if your closest friend invited you to come away for a few minutes or hours to rest relax and shut the door and tune out everything and focus on the things in your life that held meaning for you at that moment?
What if that friend asked you to sit for a moment and be grateful for everything you had in front of you\ and not worry about what comes next.
Just for a moment.
Jesus gets a bad rap, mostly from the religions that try to prove their way is the only way and twist his words to justify their beliefs. We fail to look beyond the obvious and realize in our own way, using our own method and manner that we too are invited to spend time alone and reflect on ourselves and the larger picture around us.
Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here.