Are you aware that you practice a transcendent faith? This is not a widely used term, and many believers shun it because of the association with transcendental meditation that they reject. Yet you believe in a reality beyond this present world. You know that I created this world by my word, and that I came from heaven to become flesh and dwell among you. This world is passing away so you seek a more permanent and enduring substance, a city whose builder and maker is God. Do not be ashamed to practice a transcendent faith and I will not be ashamed to have you called by my name.
I’ll be gone for a few days, to Portland to celebrate my parents 60th anniversary.