We Saw His Glory

This gospel about the Transfiguration is a familiar one. My temptation is to all too quickly limit its meaning and power. There is more to this event than a glimpse of glory. It tells us of what we can expect along the journey toward glory! At the beginning of Lent, our goal is laid out […]

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If You Are Children of God

Lent is about growing in our relationship with God, which helps us understand ourselves and how we relate to others. Special helps are given to us: the rich Lenten scriptures, the penitential practices we embrace, the extra payer opportunities. Lent is a rich time to grow in who we are. Whatever Lenten practices we undertake, […]

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Left Everything

Having someone take command of us can bring opposite effects from us. In our Gospel today, Peter and the others are docked and cleaning up after a night of unsuccessful fishing. We might surmise that they were a bit testy. Jesus gets into Peter’s boat and asks him to move away from the shore a […]

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Who Is This Jesus?

Whose side do we want to be on? The winners, of course! But unwittingly the people in the gospel story choose to be on the wrong side! At first they “all spoke highly of” Jesus. But then they heard him say what they didn’t like and turned on him. “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing.” However, […]

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