Catching Faith < 1 min
By Peter Oliver, Olive Branch Marriage and Family Ministry
Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. – Mark 9:2-3
Leonard Cohen’s, Hallelujah, has a catchy line: “Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth / The minor fall and the major lift.”
Mark’s gospel has a catchy line too: Crucifixion’s a comin, Crucifixion’s a comin, Crucifixion’s a comin.
In-between: A transfiguration and Bless the children.
We also live musical lines: A painful revelation, Your will be done, Let go of self.
In-between: Forgiveness and Eucharistic friendship.
Jesus’ passion and transfiguration aren’t “theological things”, “catechetical reductions.” They’re not head-things.
They’re parts of our redemption song!
“Separation and divorce and remarriage” are also part of the Church’s redemption song.
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[This is a weekly blog re-published from www.olivebranchministry.ca with permission from author Peter Oliver. Each post is exactly 100 words.]