Have you ever stopped to consider what your image of God is?
Maybe you see an old man with a beard who might be loving, angry, judgemental or possibly female depending on your circumstances. There are many other images that we have when we pray to God and these images can affect how we relate to God.
When I was a teenager there was a picture of Jesus that went around. Jesus was white, very good looking and had soft eyes that seemed to see right into you as well as hair that was groomed in the latest hairstyle that just sat on His shoulders.
I prayed to this image for a long time and then I went and studied theology for ten years at university I was introduced to many other images of God. This deeply affected my prayer life and experience of God.
Imagine being Peter, James and John in the Gospel reading today who see Jesus transfigured speaking with Moses and Elijah on the mountain. They would never have been the same after that experience.
ACTION: How do you see God? Nurse, policeman, school principal, etc? What ever your image of God is try changing it today and then pray? You will find a richer experience of God.
GOSPEL READING: Mark 9: 2-10
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