Prescription for Healing

  Today's Gospel reading follows the transfiguration. Something truly extraordinary happened on the mountain. Yes, Jesus was transfigured - but something even more important in the heart of Jesus happened: He revealed his purpose to two witnesses from the old covenant - Moses and Elijah. Luke tells us he spoke to them of his "exodus" (Luke …

Silent no more

The healing of the epileptic boy raises some questions as to how we are to read the various healing miracles of Jesus. Matthew's version that we read today in the Liturgy includes a word that is full of superstitious overtones: σεληνιάζεται. The English equivalent is 'moonstruck'. Both in Greek and in English, the meaning is …