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Today’s Readings – The Transfiguration of the Lord

Transfiguration of the Lord (Feast)

The Transfiguration of the Lord commemorates an event in the life of Jesus as recorded by the Synoptic gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. It is not recorded in John’s gospel. However, it is also referred to in the Second Reading, which is from the Second Letter of Peter. One each of the three Gospel versions is read according to the Liturgical cycle of Years A, B, and C. However, the three versions are very similar and occur in the same context of the Gospel account, so one reflection will be given to cover all three.

 

Reflection

Readings: Dan 7:9-10, 13-14; Ps 96; 2 Peter 1:16-19; (Yr A) Matt17:1-9 (Yr B) Mark 9:2-10 (Yr C) Luke 9:28-36

In all three Synoptic gospels the story of the Transfiguratio … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Thursday of week 18 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Num 20:1-13

Yesterday’s reading is followed in Numbers by a long section of laws governing sacrifices, powers of priests and Levites (chaps 15-19 incl).

The main theme of the section we are entering is the steady advance of God’s chosen peopl … Continue


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