It is about time we start listening to the Church and ignore the world

It is about time we start listening to the Church and ignore the world

Be Transfigured – It is about time we start listening to the Church and ignore the world When it comes to our physical health we would never tolerate a doctor not being honest about a serious illness. But when it comes to our spiritual health, many would rather ignore or...

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Honor Your Mother by Honoring the Church

Honor Your Mother by Honoring the Church

Be Transfigured – Honor Your Mother by Honoring the Church The combining of the Sunday of Thomas, the Feast of Saint John the Theologian and Mothers’ Day present a special opportunity to honor our mothers. Our mothers nurture us, they teach us, they maintain the faith for us, and they protect us....

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If He is Our King

If He is Our King

Be Transfigured – If He is Our King The story of Palm Sunday reveals how easy it is to struggle between declaring Jesus Christ as our King or to betray Him and crucify Him. It is very easy to get wrapped up into calling Him our King and showing Him...

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Because God Said

Because God Said

Be Transfigured – Because God Said There is something that is special and unique in the final miracle of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ. On the day before Palm Sunday the Church commemorates the Feast of the Raising of Lazarus from the dead by Jesus. Jesus had performed many other miracles...

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You Can’t Climb to Heaven until You Renounce the World

You Can’t Climb to Heaven until You Renounce the World

Be Transfigured – You Can’t Climb to Heaven until You Renounce the World On the fourth Sunday of Great Lent, the Church commemorates the memory of Saint John, the author of the Ladder of Divine Ascent. In his now famous treatise, Saint John helps us to see that the only we can...

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Suffering is Real

Be Transfigured – Suffering is Real Everyone tries, but we all know you can’t eliminate suffering. It is a real part of life that we have all experienced. Every person suffers, and when we take a moment to accept our own suffering rather than trying to escape from life, we grow...

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We Need the Church

We Need the Church

Be Transfigured – We Need the Church As human beings we sometimes feel paralyzed without help. We sometimes feel we can’t possibly reach Christ. At that moment it helps to always remember we have the Church to help us. Just as the paralytic whose friends lifted him over the wall...

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You Don’t Have to Make it Up

You Don’t Have to Make it Up

Be Transfigured –You Don’t Have to Make it Up It has become very popular to make up your own religion by accepting one belief and rejecting another, or following one practice but inventing a new individual custom to follow. There is a better way. For centuries holy men and women,...

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Do You See God?

Do You See God?

Be Transfigured –Do You See God? When the Son of Man comes in His glory, He will judge not your actions, but whether or not see God in the least of His brothers. (Matthew 25.31-46) Our Lord makes it clear that when we are able to see God in every...

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Starving with the Pigs

Starving with the Pigs

Be Transfigured –Starving with the Pigs As we come closer to Great Lent, the Church offers us the Parable of the Prodigal Son as inspiration for us to embrace a genuine repentance in our heart. The story of two brothers, both selfish but only one experienced the love the father...

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Satisfied with Whatever God Gives to us

Satisfied with Whatever God Gives to us

Be Transfigured –Satisfied with Whatever God Gives to us It has happened to all of us before. We ask God for something, and we don’t hear an answer. We ask again and again. Finally…we hear His answer and the answer sounds like He said, “NO!” Frustrated, we sulk in a...

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Don’t Bury the Church

Don’t Bury the Church

Be Transfigured –Don’t Bury the Church In the Parable of the Talents, we learn that God has given each member of the Church resources according to our ability. He has given us the Church with the expectation that we each would make full use of the Church’s way of life...

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