The Churches of St. Moses, St. Elijah and St. Jesus on the Mountain

The Churches of St. Moses, St. Elijah and St. Jesus on the Mountain Last Sunday after Epiphany – Transfiguration; Luke 9:28-43 It is upon the mountaintop that light transfigures features that we thought we knew, and we are dazzled seeing what’s beyond as past and future balance on that peak, and in that moment GodContinue reading “The Churches of St. Moses, St. Elijah and St. Jesus on the Mountain”

Blessings and Woes

Blessings and Woes Epiphany 6; Luke 6:17-26 Confront us with the mystery that blessing graces misery while fortune loads the dice for woe! Our poverty can strip away the gilded idols of our day, while wealth can stifle what might grow. Our hunger seeks out nourishment and hungry souls will be content with nothing shortContinue reading “Blessings and Woes”

Desolation, Consolation, Desolation

Desolation, Consolation, Desolation Epiphany 3; Luke 4:1-30 Filled by the Spirit, he is teaching, honed by harsh tests and raw beseeching. Fame after wilderness temptation: consolation follows desolation. Look, how that cycle gets inverted – those who admired him still deserted. Praised by the people and invited, he sees how soon is wrath ignited. ReadingContinue reading “Desolation, Consolation, Desolation”