Tag: Gospel of Matthew

On Transfiguration and the quiet room.

This Sunday, we heard the gospel of Transfiguration. It is a beautiful story, rich in imagery and meaning: onto a high mountain—Mt. Tabor, most scholars believe—Jesus takes with him Peter, James, and John. And then… There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the …

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On the least of His.

Toward the end of the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, Jesus follows a series of behavior-guiding parables with something that suddenly and uncomfortably no longer sounds like a parable. He shifts into the future tense and into the time of the end-world. Judgment Day. When the King – the Son of Man – will see …

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On itinerancy and my way home.

From time to time, when I drive, I get suddenly overcome by a feeling of oddity, of an overwhelming realization that the sky I am seeing is on the other side of the world. It used to be a constant impression of a dream from which I was about to wake up, and it is only very …

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