Commentary on the Gospel of

Paulson Veliyannoor, CMF and Luis Manuel Suárez CMF
AUGUST 6, 2019


How do we keep memory

Of two events on the same day?

August 6.

Transfiguration at Tabor.

Bodies dance

The Chosen wake up to the dazzling brightness

Of the face of Christ.

The cloud descends

Affirming the Son of Man

Peter longs for it to last an eternity

August 6.

Disfiguration at Hiroshima.

Bodies rot

The Chosen are put to sleep scorched by the blinding brightness

Of atomic Death.

The cloud rises

Condemning human lives.

All longings reduced to hot ashes


Why do we keep memory

Of two events on the same day?

Perhaps we must.

Lest we forget

What we are

And what we could choose to be.


©Paulson Veliyannoor,



Fr. Luis Manuel Suárez CMF

Daniel 7:9-10,13-14; 2 Peter 1:16-19; Luke 9:28-36

Imagine the scene: what would "a high mountain," where the important things for people are said, look like today? The biggest stage in the world, from which they parade the greats of the planet: the greats of the economy, of power, of fame and of glamour... From among all of them the greatest of the greats will be chosen. "The winner is...". And God, who was behind the scenes, orients the focus towards a character who, "being born in human likeness”, is called Jesus. And he says: “This is my beloved Son; listen to Him".

Among all the characters in this world, Jesus is the protagonist of History. Without stepping on anyone, from below, lifting everyone. His life and his word remain the Way of a reconciled humanity.

This same Jesus invites you to his company. What will you answer?


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