Thursday, March 09, 2006

Fr. John Kiley (RI) writes another great article in Prov. Visitor!
"...In this Sunday's Gospel, the apostles witness the presence of three men whose entire lives were spent fighting against the trend of their times. Elias fought Jezebel and her pagan priests even to the point of physical and mental exhaustion, retreating to the desert to get his second wind. Moses had the thankless task of leading the stiff-necked Jews through the wilderness for 40 years - and dying on the banks of the Jordan River, the promised land still in the distance. And Jesus Christ, of course, was sadly put to death after combating the duplicity of the Scribes and Pharisees for the whole of his public life. Yet, in the end, these three men triumphed. Their missions were accomplished. The modern-day Christian, like the apostles, must take heart from the transfigured Christ. The perversity of human society can seem overwhelming at times. But the promises of God, brought to fulfillment in the transfigured Christ, offer powerful encouragement and abiding support to the true believer." FULL ARTICLE HERE

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