Tag: resurrection

The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation

Happy Easter! “As I sat quietly in the garden, I realized the power of transfiguration—of God’s transformation—in our world. The principle of transfiguration is at work when something so unlikely as the brown grass that covers our veld in winter becomes bright green again.… Continue Reading “The Power of Transfiguration – God’s Transformation”

Plotting Resurrection

“[Writing of his wife Katharine, who was planning the planting of bulbs in her garden even though she knew she likely would not live to see the spring.] There was something comical yet touching in her bedraggled appearance…. The small hunched-over figure, her studied… Continue Reading “Plotting Resurrection”

Happy Easter 2018

[Writing of his wife Katharine, who was planning the planting of bulbs in her garden even though she knew she likely would not live to see the spring.] There was something comical yet touching in her bedraggled appearance…. The small hunched-over figure, her studied… Continue Reading “Happy Easter 2018”

Everything is Resurrection

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection. – Voltaire

Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life

There is a certain fear of death that comes from not having lived yet. I had to face it myself when I had cancer a few years ago. I don’t think I was afraid of death at that time, but I also knew I… Continue Reading “Resurrection and Touching the Mystery of Life”

Easter – The Promise of Resurrection

Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime. – Martin Luther

Easter Tuesday – A Better Resurrection

Today’s Poem from Education for Justice is by Christina Rosetti. A Better Resurrection I have no wit, no words, no tears;    My heart within me like a stone Is numb’d too much for hopes or fears;    Look right, look left, I dwell… Continue Reading “Easter Tuesday – A Better Resurrection”

Ascension Thursday

Here in the U.S. we celebrate the Feast of the Ascension on Sunday. Nonetheless, I still see Thursday listed as an option on the USCCB website, and our Psalters still show the Ascension as a Thursday feast. So I say, let’s celebrate twice! It’s… Continue Reading “Ascension Thursday”

Hope in the Face of . . . Seeming Doom

The message of the Gospel is a message of Resurrection – of Easter. It does not deny darkness. It does not seek to cover-up Good Friday. We are always pointed toward Hope – toward Easter. In the words of the beloved Pope John the… Continue Reading “Hope in the Face of . . . Seeming Doom”