We have got to saturate ourselves with the rainbows and the
sunset marvels in order to radiate them.
It is as much our duty to live
in the beauty of the presence of God
on some mount of transfiguration
until we become white with Christ
as it is for us to go down
where they grope, and grovel, and groan,
and lift them to new life.
After all the deepest truth is that the Christlike life is
glorious, undefeatably glorious.
There is no defeat unless one loses God,
and then all is defeat
though it be housed in castles and buried in fortunes.
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.
2 Cor 3:16-18 The Message