SELFIE WITH GOD? WHY NOT? - Episode 32
After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus. Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let us put up three shelters - one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” (He did not know what to say, they were so frightened.) Then a cloud appeared and covered them, and a voice came from the cloud: “This is my Son, whom I love. Listen to him!” Suddenly, when they looked around, they no longer saw anyone with them except Jesus. As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
Mark 9, 2-9 (NIV)
Have you ever imagined what the Transfiguration of Jesus would look like today, in the twenty-first century? Three travelers with their Guide trekking a mountain trail marked with colorful stripes. In their backpacks, they carry tents, sleeping pads, food supplies, and of course… a flask of wine. As they reach the mountain top, something incomprehensible happens. They see their Guide talking with apparitions, and then suddenly, they hear a voice like thunder from a clear sky. Then one of them, Peter, quickly pulls out his iPhone to capture the moment when Jesus, their guide, is radiating an incredible aura of light. As the emotions settle, Peter searches for network coverage, torn between posting it on Instagram or keeping the photo as a private memory. And you? Have you ever, like me, caught yourself looking through the camera frame in an astonishingly beautiful place, missing everything beyond it?