A Mystery Hushed

“A Mystery Hushed”
A reflection on Mark 9:2-13
Saturday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time
©2022 by Gloria M. Chang

After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then

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Now and at the Hour of our Death

Panel 1: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion, detail, 15th century (National Gallery of Athens) 
Panel 2: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion 
Panel 3: Andreas Pavias, The Crucifixion, detail
Panel 4: Russian Icon of the Crucifixion, late 16th century (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg)

32nd Week in Ordinary Time, Friday (Year II)

Luke 17:26-37

“Where the body is, there also the vultures will gather” (Luke 17:37).… Read the rest

Becoming a Person

Icon of Jesus and Pontius Pilate

11th Week in Ordinary Time, Monday (Year II)

I Kings 21:1-16, Matthew 5:38-42

Humans are the oddest creatures on the planet. The account of Naboth’s stoning is odd from beginning to end.  

King Ahab tried to strike a deal with his neighbor Naboth to acquire his vineyard, which was next to his palace.… Read the rest