In the name of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Have you ever had a mountaintop experience? You know, those events that somehow seem to be more real than ordinary reality? A moment where life doesn’t seem to be big enough to hold the experience? A few years ago I had the privilege of going to Israel; standing in the places where Jesus taught, died, and rose again were mountaintop experiences. The birth of our daughters were similar experiences. Perhaps you’ve had that sort of experience, too? Maybe when you saw a particular painting in the Louvre, maybe when saw the Grand Canyon out of an airplane window, maybe when attended Evensong, maybe when you fell in love? Mountaintop experiences are holy and memorable because they awaken us to the beauty, depth, and grandeur of life that we ordinarily overlook.