There is something dissonant about the remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima occurring on the the Feast of the Transfiguration. On the one hand you have Jesus appearing in the bright glory of God’s grace and peace. On the other hand you have the memory of the bright but destructive power of an atomic bomb bringing death and despair. Maybe the key to resolving the dissonance is found in the words of Jesus to the apostles: “Rise, and do not be afraid.” We live in a world with so many frightening things: atomic annihilation, deadly pandemic, social unrest and much more. We have to be like the disciples and see “no one else but Jesus” who transformed death into Easter joy.