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Transfiguration today

By Joseph R. Veneroso, M.M.
Photos by Sean Sprague

Do not bask in Tabor’s glory
Nor seek to dwell long in the heights
Accept your task to tell the story
Going down through starless nights.

Where once hidden by the dark cloud
God now waits to be revealed
By your descent into the vast crowd
Where the Cross remains concealed.

No need now for tent or temple
God seeks to dwell in human hearts
Where true worship gives example
Going to earth’s farthest parts.

There amid the pain and suffering
Of God’s family in distress
No better incense than an offering
Of wounds to touch and heal and bless.

Bow before God’s holy presence
When with eyes renewed you see
Nothing less than Christ’s true essence
Transforming our humanity.