Why? Because this particular Bible story is filled with intangible elements. Jesus ascended from a mountaintop before three of his disciples and was transformed, his face shining like the sun, his clothes a dazzling white. The prophets Moses and Elijah appeared beside him, an even brighter cloud overshadowing all. A voice proclaimed, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!”
Afterward, the three disciples— Peter, James and John—wanted to build something on the spot to commemorate the extraordinary event. Jesus turned them down. Then he told them not to speak of what they’d seen until after he died.
In the Sunday school class, I read the passage aloud, hoping to be inspired myself, then looked at the thoughtful young faces, pondering what they’d just heard.
“Isn’t it about God being light?” asked one. “Let’s use flashlights to act it out.”
“It’s on a mountaintop. What about building a mountaintop out of a cardboard box?” suggested another.
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“Can you perform a hymn for us next week?” my pastor asked me after Sunday service.
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As I reached to turn off the lamp on my bedside table, my eyes fell on the card my brother Isaac had given each of us siblings on what would have been Dad’s sixty-eighth birthday.
It was midafternoon, and I was already curled up on the couch in the living room with no plans to move.
A Doll's Hat
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NEVER SURRENDER Anna beseeches Peter to accept that he’s lost Maxie. Peter spits that Anna is no better than Faison and vows to make her suffer. As Jason tells Anna that he thinks Peter killed Franco, Maxie tries to make it clear to Peter that they have no future.
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