Scripture: Genesis 17:3-9 John 8:51-59 Reflection: For visitors to the Holy Land, one of the most obvious sights is the fact that the desert areas are not only bleak and sun-bleached to a uniform sandy colour, but all around one sees stones. Israel is a » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 John 8:31-42 Reflection: The first reading for today—April Fools’ Day!–is taken from the Book of Daniel and tells the fantastic story of the three Israelites, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who heroically resist the demand of the wicked Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Numbers 21:4-9 John 8:21-30 Reflection: Explosive Love of God People in the Exodus had to look at the brazen serpent to be healed from the venom of fiery serpents. They made the disastrous spiritual mistake of accusing God of not caring for them or » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Daniel 13:41c-62 John 8:1-11 Reflection: “Game changer.” That’s a good phrase to state that things will never be the same. The invention of the wheel was certainly a game changer, as was the invention of the printing press, the light bulb, automobile, and the computer. In » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ezekiel 37:12-14 Romans 8:8-11 John 11:1-45 Reflection: Our Gospel reading for this Sunday is the account of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-45). And as I was reflecting on this reading, it just seemed to me how appropriate it was for our » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Jeremiah 11:18-20 John 7:40-53 Reflection: It seems the big discussion in the gospel today centers around the question. ‘who is Jesus, where did he come from? What is he about? Is he from Galilee or Bethlehem? Is he a prophet or the Christ? Many » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22 John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Reflection: What a time we live in! Did you ever imagine that we would be staying fast in our homes, our friends would lose their jobs, that we would be praying through God’s infinite mercy that our » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Exodus 32:7-14 John 5:31-47 Reflection: In last Sunday’s gospel we read about Jesus curing the man who was physically blind. Today we read about Jesus confronting people who were spiritually blind. They were apparently caught up in arrogance, pride, fear of change and fear » Continue Reading.
The Annunciation of the Lord Scripture: Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10 Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38 Reflection: As children, we often recited the “Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary” during May and October. Although I didn’t always understand what the titles or epithets for Our Lady meant, I » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 John 5:1-16 Reflection: Get Up and Go! Lent is the season for growing closer to God and healing our spiritual problems. In today’s Gospel, we see Jesus healing a very hesitant and depressed man. He did not ask Jesus to be » Continue Reading.