Catching Faith

Jesus took with him Peter and 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 one on earth could bleach them. (Mk. 9:2-3).

(This Sunday’s Reading USCCB)


Leonard Cohen’s, Hallelujah, has a catchy line: 

“Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift”

Mark’s gospel has a catchy line too:

Crucifixion’s a comin, Crucifixion’s a comin, Crucifixion’s a comin,

In-between: A transfiguration and Bless the children.

We also live musical lines:

A painful revelation, Your will be done, Let go of self,

In-between: Forgiveness and Eucharistic friendship.

Jesus’ passion and transfiguration aren’t “theological things”, “catechetical reductions”. They’re not head-things.

They’re parts of our redemption song!!!

“Separation and Divorce and Remarriage”  are also part of the Church’s redemption song.

Let’s listen. 


New Program Discernment Mediation – helping you talk

ReStart – Building Separation & Divorce Resilience 

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 Photo attribution Marie-Pierre Ayoul