“Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, I will make three tabernacles here, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah’” (Matthew 17:4).
Jesus didn’t want tabernacles for the purpose of freezing mountaintop experiences in time. It was an experience intended to inform the mission. In just five more verses, Jesus, along with Peter, James, and John will be coming down from the mount of transfiguration to the valley of brokenness that awaits them below. It’s only a perverted form of Christianity that seeks to sequester itself among the safety and security of our own kind. It’s impossible to be salt and light to the world when the worlds we seek to create for ourselves are comprised of just us.