Two of the three Jewish celebrations find their corresponding Christian celebration: Passover – Easter; “First Fruits” – Pentecost. Today is Day Two of an eight-day festival. Where is any Christian Feast similar to Tabernacles? There isn’t any….What Jesus did in descending down the mountain with Peter, James and John is descent rather than an ascent…However, Paul in today’s reading from Philippians 2 shows how “The Curve of Emptying” results in death, exaltation and resurrection. The Kingdom of God, the fullness of “Tabernacles” is already…and not yet.

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