In a moment of blinding glory, a very human Jesus is transfigured before his closest disciples. It is a revelation of Emmanuel, God with Us. Such an awe-inspiring experience is not enough to guarantee understanding, however. It is only as the disciples continue with Jesus on the road to the cross that they begin to see the glory of God along the way. The brilliant glory of the mountaintop shimmers in the everyday–as Jesus and his followers live in solidarity with the poor and the marginalized.