The Transfiguration is meant to bring about change in each of us, as well as collectively.
After two horrific mass shootings this past weekend in the United States, I pray there will be meaningful and productive discussion that will lead to actions to impact the future. The contrast between the beauty of life from Jesus and the darkness of evil we face is a massive scale; one that scares us.
On the one hand, we have the life-giving revelation from Jesus that he is our Savior, and on the other, we have the effects of evil upon society. Let us look into ourselves for the goodness and light Jesus inspires and try to reach others with this over violence and anger.
Lord, help our grieving society, the families affected, and inspire peace in the hearts of those who suffer.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!