Light and Solitude

“And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.” (Mark 1:35) You know that time of day when the sun is just getting ready to rise, and the reds and oranges fill the sky, giving a golden cast onto everything around …

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The Transfiguration

The transfiguration story is found in Mark 9:2-13 and Matthew 17: 1-13. In this story, Jesus took three of his disciples up to a mountain, where he “was transfigured before them.” Elijah and Moses then appeared and had some words with Jesus. The disciples were TERRIFIED. Peter blathered something about building each of them a …

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Fishing for People

Today we are fishing for people (Mark 1:14-20). This marks the beginning of Jesus’s ministry in Galilee, when he finds Simon and Andrew fishing and tells them to follow him, and he will make them fishers of people. This painting is by contemporary artist Victor Bregeda, whose art can be found in the homes of …

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The Feeding of the 5,000

One thing I love about Jesus is his focus on food. His first miracle was to save a wedding party from the perils of having to drink water, by turning it into wine instead. The only miracle story in all four gospels is the feeding of the 5,000, in which Jesus creates a feast for a large crowd.

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