Nineteenth Sunday of the Year
There is something very fitting about Matthew’s account of Jesus walking on water and the invitation to Peter to do the same. The story is relevant to the experiences Matthew’s contemporaries of turbulence, polarisation, violence, and uncertainty. These experiences are also very much part of our lives.Read more
Feast of the Transfiguration 2023
August 6th is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Jesus. It is also the 78th anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb followed three days later, on August 9th with the bombing of Nagasaki. Nagasaki was strongly Catholic city and the plane that dropped the bomb was blessed by a Catholic Chaplain. These events brought about a catastrophic ‘transfiguration’. The effects of these continue to the present and the threats of nuclear war are continually before us.