Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cloud of Mystery

After Jesus is transfigured before his apostles "a cloud overshadowed them."  In the Holy Land much of life depends on the regular cycle of rains from October to April.  The cloud was a symbol of life and hope.  Since God was the ground of life and hope, the cloud became also a symbol of the divine presence. 
The cloud makes us stand in awe of the Mystery.  It reveals God's presence while at the same time it veils God's presence.  We cannot grasp a cloud.  We cannot fully grasp the Divine Mystery.  We let God overshadow us.

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