On this Transfiguration Sunday, we will consider how the work of God in Jesus calls us to see the humanity in one another as part of God’s redeeming work in the world.
Many will claim that spirituality is deeply personal, but the Biblical claim is that faithful spirituality is most authentic when shared in the body of Christ.
We tend to act, talk, and think in ways that acquiesce to societal pressures and norms. Yet, God calls us to get past the false pretenses and live in to our grace-given gifts. It takes intentional work to be authentic, but that is Paul’s teaching on living faithfully.
The world will try to convince you that you need to be more, do more, and look better – but Paul says, you just need to be who you were created to be – perfect, in the image of God.
Commitment isn’t easy. But if we commit ourselves to Christ, He can do miraculous things, and He blesses the world through the committed.
Even Jesus had a holy discontent for the showy and fake religiosity of the leaders in the Jewish community. Being spiritual but not religious isn’t a rejection of Christ, it’s a faithful dissatisfaction with fake Christian leadership.