S e n t i r e C u m E c c l e s i a

"To keep ourselves right in all things, we ought to hold fast to this principle: What seems to me to be white, I will believe to be black if the hierarchical Church thus determines it. For we believe that between Christ our Lord, the Bridegroom, and the Church, His Spouse, there is the one same Spirit who governs and guides us for the salvation of our souls..." - Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius [365]

Saturday, August 05, 2006

The Transfiguration -- Our Call to Share God's Wonder

The Universal Church celebrates the Feast of the Lord's Transfiguration believed to occur at Mount Tabor. We heard that Jesus set aside James, Peter, and John and together went to this site. There, right before their very eyes, Jesus was transfigured -- His graments and countenance became dazzlingly white. And expected of human tendency of awe and wonder, Peter remarked that they better stay there, never mind going back. ANd I wish to focus our attention to this point.

Many instances in our lives when we are "awed" by the divine revelation of God either through deep prayer or concrete circumstances, our tendency is to cling to such prayer or experience. We somehow notice in us the hesitancy of moving on, of continuing.

I believe that this is the great challenge of this Feast for us Christians in the modern day. Jesus is inviting us to "go out into the world" and share to others the wonders of God's love as we experience it. In the process, it is hoped that the world will be filled with the richness and depth of God's magnificent love for humanity. Let us pray that we may lovingly and generously respond to this great challenge posed at us this day.


  • At 3:01 PM, Blogger Ricardo said…

    Dear JR:

    The teachers and students of the "San Ignacio de Loyola" school of Piura, Perú, will be very happy if you could help us to make contacts with secondary students in jesuits schools. We want to make more relevant the English learning. Please see our web page: http://www.colegiosanignacio.edu.pe/abp/ and write to: Walter Rodríguez: walternilo@hotmail.com; Ricardo Riofrío: rig175@hotmail.com
    rig1705@yahoo.es; or to Liliana Morales: lims8495@yahoo.com.mx

    Regards from Piura


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