Scripture: Matthew 17: 1-9
While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud overshadowed them, and from the cloud a voice said, “This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!” (Matthew 17:5)
While transfiguration is attributed to Jesus, transformation is available to us all. John Wesley believed we are all going on to perfection as we seek to follow Christ faithfully. He was also open to a wide variety of ways of living out that journey, so the recent slogan “open hearts, open minds, and open doors” reflects the genius of Wesley and the early methodists who believed all of creation is beloved of God and part of God’s plan of salvation.