Peonies, Day 19

“The Eternal Tao (Panels 3 and 4)”
©️2020 by Gloria M. Chang

“The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth
The named is the mother of myriad things”

Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, chapter 1, translated by Derek Lin

God is both hidden and manifest (nameless and named) in relationship to spiritual creatures. … Read the rest

A Theophany of Communion

Icon of the Transfiguration by Alexander Ainetdinov. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Feast of the Transfiguration (Year A)

Matthew 17:1-9

Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother, John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

The Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, the last of the biblical theophanies, unfolded the deepest secret of divinity hidden from Moses on Mount Sinai and Elijah on Mount Horeb. … Read the rest

Beyond Contradiction

10th week in Ordinary Time, Friday

1 Kings 19:9-16, Psalm 27, Matthew 5:27-32

After a long, thunderous showdown with the prophets of Baal, ending with their destruction, Elijah was a prophet on the run from the wrath of Jezebel. The Lord listened to his complaints under a broom tree, fed him, and strengthened him for a long journey on foot to Mount Horeb.… Read the rest