Mary represents the whole people of God. We cannot properly venerate the Blessed Mother without including Christ and the Church.
Jesus is the Father's perfect image of a shepherd who actually laid down his life for his sheep, whether they are strong or weak, good or bad.
We should not be surprised that we will have suffering and death in our lives. They are part of our human existence.
The disciples have faith that consists in understanding and assent. But they need the faith that involves trust in the power of Jesus.
Most of us are not called to give up our lives for our faith. Yet all of us are called to struggle as part of our life of faith.
The Lord loves each of us for our “specialness.” The Church is built on each one of us differently--according to our capabilities.
If we are going to benefit from what is being offered by Jesus and his apostles, we have to be receptive and keep asking Jesus for what we need.
We are not at the mercy of the forces of evil. The Lord is in charge, and the Lord will take care of us.
What ultimately counts in our life is the glory of the Lord, the glory that Jesus manifested on the mountain top. This feast of the Transfiguration offers us encouragement.
Morally, people often find themselves where they don't want to be. Our own sinfulness can lead us far astray if we're not careful.