Transfiguration and the loneliness of Jesus.

Robert Alter noticed that the striking thing about the way the story of Moses on Sinai is told, is the “terrifying distance” between him and everyone watching below the cloud. That was rolling around in my head the week I preached this, and somehow the inescapable thought was the loneliness of that scene. And then, even the loneliness of Jesus in the Transfiguration.
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