On the Feast of the Transfiguration, I always think of St. Peter’s exclamation: “It is good that we are here, let us build three booths . . . .” While he seems a bit off the mark, as if he just missed the deeper meaning of what happened, Peter expresses what should be the constant expression of our own hearts: “Lord, I want to rest here with You.”


The practice of the presence of God, formulated by Br. Lawrence in the Carmelite tradition, focuses on an awareness of God’s presence with you. Not only is God there in the mountaintop experiences like the Transfiguration. He is there in the mundane. He is there in our “ordinary” time.

There is a song that plays frequently on our Christian radio station that helps me recall this reality. I’ve included the video below. No matter when, where, or what happens, His hands uphold us in Love.


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