Reflect on the petitions of the beautiful 14th-century prayer, the Anima Christi: 1. Soul of Christ, sanctify me. 2. Body of Christ, save me. 3. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. 5. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. 6. Within thy wounds, hide me. 7. Let me never be separated from Thee. 8. From the wicked foe […]
Category Archive for 'Transformation'
When the divine Logos became human, he necessarily took on human limitations—gender, time, place, ethnicity, nationality. The resurrected Christ, on the other hand, while remaining human, transcends the limitations that he accepted in his Incarnation. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and […]
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light… Ephesians 5:8 When I was a child, my dad, who taught aerospace engineering, would talk to me about “time dilation,” which I still find fascinating these many years later. I learned that you could start out on […]
A Pew Research Center survey shows that “those who attend religious services at least once a week are much more likely than those who seldom or never attend religious services” to say that torture can often or sometimes be justified against suspected terrorists. (See “The Torture Debate: A Closer Look“) Negative Witness The results of […]
In his homily on Sunday, Father Jose Mesa pointed out that the Transfiguration of Jesus prepares us less for the Crucifixion than it does for the Resurrection. In both Matthew and Mark we read that Jesus cautions Peter, James, and John, who were witnesses to this manifestation of Jesus’ glory, not to tell anyone about […]