An Attentive Love

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: 8-13-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend in our contemplation of our Lord’s transfiguration, we noted that not only this mysterious event had just as much to do with the transfiguration to be undergone by the Body of Christ, the Church, along with its individual members as it does with our Lord.  This may seem a strange thing to say, but consider that our Lord had no need of a human nature, or anything else for that matter, as from all of eternity he ...
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Transfigured on the Mountain

Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord: 8-6-17 Peace be with You, Today, as we celebrate the feast of the Transfiguration, we come to a high point on the Church’s liturgical calendar.  This is a celebration which is fixed on the Church calendar, thus, in celebrating this most august feast today, we temporarily jump out of chronological order in our examination of Matthew’s gospel by a full three chapters.  I note this for two reasons; first, to maintain before us the proper contextual pe...
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A Transforming Journey

Second Sunday of Lent: 3-12-17 Peace be with You, Last weekend, as we celebrated the First Sunday of Lent, two stories of temptation framed our lesson.  The first the story of Adam and Eve’s being tempted by the serpent (Satan) in the Garden of Eden, leading to the Fall, i.e. the human family being separated from a life of easy communion with God.  With this story we were reminded that the human family was in need of a remedy to repair its broken relationship with its Creator; in short, th...
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