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When the Son of Man had risen

Jesus’ Transfiguration is a foretaste, a glimpse, of the fullness of glory that he will experience in his Resurrection. In this world, we often get…


Upon this rock

After reflecting on the inconsistency of Simon Peter, we celebrate the feast of his Chair, his exalted position or, rather, the supreme task he is…


Get behind Me, Satan

One great challenge for disciples of Christ is to live consistently: to act in accord with our words and principles. Unfortunately, realities or circumstances make…


Putting spittle in his eyes

The way Jesus cures the blind man from Bethsaida seems crude or quack. We prefer a more “hygienic” portrayal, one that is quick or instantaneous.…


Are your hearts hardened?

The disciples misunderstand Jesus’ warning on “the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” They think they are being reprimanded for failing to…


A sign from heaven

Exasperated at the Pharisees’ persistent demand for a sign, Jesus replies that no sign will be given their generation. Jesus can easily perform many more…