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 [...]
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One day last week during daily Mass, just as the priest was about to begin the Eucharistic prayer, there was a clatter at the side door. This door opens onto the sidewalk and is always locked from the outside. It happens every so often that someone tries to get in that door, figures out that [...]
There are several Jewish websites which offer suggestions as to what to do while waiting for the Messiah to come. Most advocate immersing oneself in Torah (the Bible) and doing good in the world in which we live. As Rabbi Harry A. Manhoff urges, “until the messiah comes let us plant trees and foster life.” [...]
On the way back from Jacksonville, I stopped for gas in Waldo, where it is about 20 cents a gallon cheaper than in Gainesville. I was having a hard time getting the pump to start. The woman in the cashier’s booth (older than I, although I may be deluding myself) saw my difficulty, came out, [...]
Small mysteries abound. First, the escalator at Macy’s wasn’t working last week, so along with the other customers, I was walking down. Standing on the bottom step — as some sort of safety measure, I suppose — was a woman, an employee of the store. Between her feet was a shoe, so that she looked [...]