The Second Sunday of Lent

Today’s readings What would you give up for love? That’s the question I want us to focus on today because I think it is, perhaps, the question of the spiritual life.  What is it that we are willing to give up for love?  And I’ll be honest: this set of readings gets me every time,… Continue reading The Second Sunday of Lent

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s readings When I was in Israel last fall, we were able to visit Mount Tabor, the traditional site of the transfiguration of the Lord, the feast we celebrate today.  We went up several mountains on that pilgrimage, and the thing about being on top of a mountain is that it’s like you can see everything.  And… Continue reading The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s readings This feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord can be a puzzling one for us to understand.  It’s an event we’ve heard about in Gospel readings, but it’s not something that we’ve ever seen.  So it’s hard, I think, for us to figure out.  If that’s true of us, we shouldn’t feel too bad: it’s clear… Continue reading The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s readings How do you picture Jesus? We’ve never seen him face to face, but we have definitely seen artwork depicting him. That artwork can be very inspiring. But that artwork can also give us a perhaps false, overly-familiar look at Jesus our God. I tend to think Peter, James and John also had a… Continue reading The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s readings “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” This feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord can be a puzzling one for us to understand.  It’s an event we’ve heard about in Gospel readings, but it’s not something that we’ve ever seen.  So it’s hard, I think, for us to figure out.  If… Continue reading The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Second Sunday of Lent: Yearning for Our True Home

Today’s readings I think it’s very important for us to realize that we are not at home in this world, wherever we are.  We are always travelers until we reach heaven, which is our true home.  I remember on the last day of my dad’s life, almost ten years ago now, he kept looking at… Continue reading The Second Sunday of Lent: Yearning for Our True Home

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s readings How do you picture Jesus? We’ve never seen him face to face, but we have definitely seen artwork depicting him. That artwork can be very inspiring. But that artwork can also give us a perhaps false, overly-familiar look at Jesus our God. I tend to think Peter, James and John also had a… Continue reading The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Transfiguration of the Lord 

Sometimes I think that, because of the limitedness of our minds, we accept a rather small view of Jesus. We think of him as a friend and brother, which is okay, but he is also our Lord and God. The disciples had this problem too, although they had a good excuse: they didn’t have two… Continue reading The Transfiguration of the Lord 

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s readings Sometimes I think that, because of the limitedness of our minds, we accept a rather small view of Jesus.  I think that was true for the disciples too, although they had a good excuse: they didn’t have two thousand years of Church history to guide them!  So they were definitely familiar with the… Continue reading The Transfiguration of the Lord

The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Today’s readings How do you picture Jesus? We’ve never seen him face to face, but we have seen artwork depicting him. That artwork can be very inspiring. But that artwork can also give us a false, overly-familiar look at Jesus our God. I tend to think Peter, James and John also had a kind of… Continue reading The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord