Sunday, August 10, 2008

"Lord, save me!"

But when (Peter) saw how strong the wind was
he became frightened;
and, beginning to sink, he cried out,
"Lord, save me!"

A 19th century woodcut illustration by Julius Schnoor von Carolsfeld

Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand
and caught him,
and said to him,
"O you of little faith,
why did you doubt?"

(Matthew 14:30-31 - from today's Gospel)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


Detail from 'The Transfiguration' by Raphael - Vatican Museum Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother, John,
and led them up a high mountain by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them;
his face shone like the sun
and his clothes became white as light.

And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them,
conversing with him.

Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
"Lord, it is good that we are here.

Matthew 17:1-4a

Today the Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration

(originally posted on A Penitent Blogger)