The Cloud of Life

Today, on this last Sunday after the Epiphany, we are asked to remember Jesus’ Transfi-guration. But just the word itself sounds daunting, doesn’t it. On the other hand, transfiguration is simply the kind of transformation with which most of us are familiar. If you...

Healing is Everywhere

Among many others I have long believed that, although the 7 sacraments share several traits in common, the one most often unappreciated is that all of them are about healing. So to-day’s gospel may be frequently associated with Holy Unction and ministration to the...

Authority

In the OT lesson appointed for this Sunday, we’re told that the role of a prophet is to be a messenger of God – one who speaks with the authority of God. That may be why Deuteronomy instructs the people to continue to look for a prophet like Moses who is called...

Time is Short

The lessons for the first 3 Sundays of Epiphany (3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time) are about God’s call and the mission of his followers to bear witness to his Word; and the readings for the past 2 Sundays have empha-sized that most of those who venture to be Jesus’...