Tag: Peter

On chain mail and other things.

In the ancient times, in a kingdom definitely somewhere else, there lived a great and famous tailor smith, known for his skill to all in the land. One day, the local king called the tailor to him and said, “Tailor smith, I hear that you surpass all others in your craft. Will you make me …

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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 optimism, hope, and fish.

Between working on a book about Leonard Swidler, writing for the site you are reading right now, family, and discernment, I don’t have much time to write fiction, but on occasion I do it still. In bits. Between breaths, in a sense. During the Triduum, I started a story about Peter. I’ve thought a lot …

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On foot-washing, Peter, pride, and the opposite things.

I am spending my Triduum with the Dominicans this year, guided by their wisdom and basking in their warmth. A week ago, discussing the Holy Thursday Mass, my vocation director mentioned to me that at the church where we’d go we’d have an option to have our feet washed by the local young people. The …

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