Tapestry

Lorenzo Lotto's "Transfiguration of Christ"

A reflection on Matthew 17:1–9

Light and dark woven together
colors blend together to provide an image
threads of our lives
intertwined to create each unique life

Only God and I can see my tapestry
Not even my closest companion
not even my soul-mate
can know the full tapestry that is me.

Even I cannot see, at times.
The image changes
shifts
blurs
My eyes tune out the colors I do not wish to see
Only the brightest reveal their happy memories
But without the darker colors
the brighter shades are lost.

Our story
and God’s story

My birth
God’s plan

Salvation

The Transfiguration
The light shining through the darkness
The Apostles Peter, James, and John suddenly see
what had been shadowed by the darkness of human sight.
Now they see as God sees
In light.


Use the Sunday Connection to prepare your group for the Gospel this weekend.


This poem is by Kathy Olenik Henry. Now an Educational Consultant at Loyola Press, Kathy has been involved in the faith formation of children and adults for 20 years. She holds a Masters in Religious Education from Loyola University, New Orleans, and has served as a catechist, DRE, youth minister, and retreat director. She lives in Ohio with her husband and five sons.

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