Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2015, 2nd Sunday of Lent

Sunday Readings: Genesis 22.1-2, 9, 10-13, 15-18; Romans 8.31-34; Mark 9.2-10 “Suddenly looking around, Peter, James, and John no longer saw anyone with them — only Jesus.” (Mark 9.8) The Orthodox Church sees in the transfiguration what the whole of Christian life is about — transformation into Christ. Prayer leads to transforming communion with God.Continue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2015, 2nd Sunday of Lent”

Connection to Something Greater than Ourselves

A few days ago I started reading a Gillian Flynn (author of the bestselling Gone Girl) novel entitled Dark Places. (I promise not to spoil anything of the plot in what follows!) In this story, the reader is introduced to the Kill Club, a secret society whose members investigate, discuss, and otherwise obsess over famousContinue reading “Connection to Something Greater than Ourselves”