From cluttered desktops, to constantly changing calendars; from tragedies of violence and disease to dysfunctional government, life is an unholy mess. Wouldn’t it be great if God would show up with a little dazzling light from heaven and a booming voice of encouragement once in a while to assure us the unholy mess was not a hopeless reality? Maybe God does precisely that – on a regular basis. What if Holy encounters are how God guides us through the unholy mess that is life? This sermon on Transfiguration Sunday explores the way in which God appears to us as we gather, listen, are touched by Jesus and sent into the world accompanied by Christ.