This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him! (Matthew 17:5, NIVUK)

The Anglican Church commemorates the transfiguration of our Lord today, August 6th. In Japan, however, the day also marks the atom bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. Prayers for peace are held in Hiroshima on this day every year, and some of our church members from Kyushu Diocese are in Hiroshima for that purpose.

Today is also my sister’s wedding anniversary and the birthday of at least one of my ex-students. My best wishes to everyone for whom today is a special day!