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Sunday, May 12, 2019

He walked onto the stage and I soon realized that I knew him. At first, I saw only the hard-working man, carrying the weight of the world, a mediator in a troubled society. If not awkward, there was an unease about him. A small stage, initially, a small crowd, and I guessed a wonder what he and his partner would do with this night. Little did any of us know what would happen.

In Matthew 17, we learn that Jesus went up to the mountaintop with James, Peter and John. Bordering on the mundane for the disciples, it would prove to be a transforming moment. Jesus face became lit like the sun, his clothes shimmering and bright, Moses and Elijah appeared, and God said, “This is my son with whom I am well-pleased.” The transfiguration of a man to a savior in front of a privileged few. Case closed, a new life story for humanity.

A transfiguration belongs to the one who is a savior. But a transforming moment, however rare, can happen to any of us, or we can be privileged to see that moment in another. Who knows when or where or how? We don’t know, so we need to show up.

Curtis picked up his guitar, shed everything that was limiting about himself and he rocked. He played and sang with an abandonment that was transforming to him and to us. In his joy, he made himself new and as bright and bold as the stars shining in the night sky.

All of us can be threadbare in the ordinariness of our lives. We can sit, be still and stew. Or we can create an unspoken energy in our own life or in the lives of others. It happened just last night. It was transforming, and we rocked.

Alison Lord Stuart

Greenville

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Letters

June 17, 2019

Recently the Greenville Advocacy Team of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) met at Congressman G.K. Butterfield's Wilson office for a conference call with his legislative director in D.C., Kyle Parker. Also on this call was the FCNL team from Durham. The purpose of this call was…

June 17, 2019

I read with considerable interest the Associate Press story by Lindsey Tanner headlined “Deaths from falls …,” on Sunday, June 9, page B2.

In addition to the suggestions she offers, we may also want to consider learning to fall and to practice falling, which in fact are…

June 16, 2019

Recent flash flooding of downtown vehicles and businesses is, unfortunately, not the first nor last flooding threat to our safety, quality of life and economic development. Fortunately, downtown flooding threats will be alleviated by the massive Town Creek Culvert Project now underway and put in…

June 16, 2019

I believe, in general, Republican legislators in the state and federal government don't give a darn about the well being of the people. They have recently reduced the regulations on air and water quality, saying that they are too restrictive, and that reducing them is “good enough.”…

June 15, 2019

The anti-God, anti-American Democrat party is presently working to get back into national power by any means necessary.

Democrats have always been the party of slavery and now they coddle the communist, socialist, Marxist and the Muslims. Put all of the above groups together and you have a force…

June 14, 2019

In regard to the deceptively and antagonistically titled letter, “Image of GPD defies reality” (Public Forum, June 9), I offer the following:

There are many definitions and uses for the word “piece.” In music, literature, art, drama, dinnerware, pottery, games and a whole…

June 12, 2019

When I was pregnant with my youngest son, Elias, I was told at 16 weeks that if I continued my pregnancy, I was risking my own death and leaving my sons and husband without me. “If it comes down to it,” my care team asked, “Do you want us to save you or your unborn child?…

June 10, 2019

Good health is a requirement for all of us. When someone is sick, they can’t work, learn or be a fully engaged in the community.

Unfortunately, too many of our neighbors don’t have the health insurance they need to stay healthy. Approximately 6,577 people in Pitt County alone have no…

June 09, 2019

Michael Abramowitz’ June 2 article for the Interfaith Clergy asks Greenville residents to “create a more positive public image” of law enforcement officers. Under the headline, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” he describes plans for a “Blessing of the Badges”…

June 02, 2019

What is that old saying? Turnabout is fair play? I also like that saying about karma, and what you sow that also shall you reap. Before this is over, Republicans will wish Hillary was elected so they could have done to her what they are about to go through.

They are locked into an untenable…

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