I was in our congregations in St Mary’s, Birnam, and St Columba’s, Stanley today. It was time to rekindle vision. And the transfiguration readings were a good opportunity for doing that.
Unfortunately as I listened to the readings a first time … and then a second time … particularly the bit where the disciples who were with Jesus on the mountain top search around for something which they can usefully do, I found my mind drawn back as so often to my favourite bits from Father Ted. In this case, it was the episode where there is a crisis because Father Dougal is on a milk float which has a bomb on board. ‘What shall we do? What shall we do?’ they say. ‘Let’s say Mass …. ‘