The Promise of the Transfiguration

“There will be light again.” The gospel this Second Sunday of Lent recalls a story familiar to all Christians – the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ in Mount Tabor. Mark writes sparingly about the event: “After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all …

Out of the Pandemic Desert

“Humanity is being tested: Families are separated, communities are in havoc, lives are in turmoil because of the pandemic.” The Gospel reading for the first Sunday of Lent, taken from the Gospel of Mark, speaks of the time when Christ, as he is about to start his ministry, is brought by the Spirit out into …

Ash Wednesday’s Promise of Healing

“Humanity has been deeply wounded—physically, mentally, psychologically and economically—by this pandemic.” In March of last year, the world, including our country, had to contend with an unknown and mysterious coronavirus that has since affected virtually every inhabitant in every corner of the world. After a year and millions of victims later, we are still in …