The transfiguration story is the one where Jesus takes Peter and James and John up a high mountain, where they received a stunning glimpse of Jesus' divine glory. There are parallels in the Transfiguration story to the Old Testament story of Moses ascending the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments.
What I find fascinating is that when Moses came down the mountain, he had a set of rules for the community: a civic code, and a list of precise instructions for worship.
When Jesus and his disciples came down the mountain, they had not a code, but a person--and not instructions on how to worship, but someone TO worship: the Living Son of the Living God, Jesus.
God's message in Exodus was, "Love me by obeying these commandments."
God's message in the Transfiguration was, "This is my Son, whom I love: listen to h…