Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.

         He was transfigured before them,
                  and his face shone like the sun,
                  and his clothes became dazzling white.
         From the cloud a voice said,
                  “This is my Own, my Beloved;
                  with him I am well pleased.”

                           —Matthew 17. 2, 5

You are God’s Beloved.
         Let it be so.
         That’s how you become pure light.

What was brilliant in Jesus
         was simply God’s pleasure
         radiating in him.

Open your heart to God’s desire for you
         like light pouring into a room,
         like silence receiving a bird song.

God’s love for you
         burns like a bonfire in you.
         How do you put that under a bushel?

It’s not arrogant to bask
         in God’s delight in you.
How stuck up it would be
         to spurn the Beloved’s ardent passion!

Lie down and let God make love to you.
         See? Even as you blush reading this
         you begin to glow.

Become the Beloved,
         and like a youth in love
         you will be transfigured
         with the light of God.

Deep Blessings,
Pastor Steve

Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light

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