Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:15-17Luke 6:43-49 Reflection: From the time we were young, we were always taught to act toward others how we would want them to act toward us. Even if those actions toward us are evil, we are taught to forgive as Jesus did. » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-14Luke 6:39-42 Reflection: Jesus often calls out those who are “blind”, who cannot see God’s truth. Almost exclusively, they are righteous people who judge or marginalize others – those whose very belief in their integrity and “rightness” is what makes them » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17Luke 6:27-38 Reflection: Love is…., yes, visible. Today Luke gives us his teaching on the law of love, and Paul tell us that we who are God’s chosen ones who reflect love in so many ways. More than explain love to us, the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Micah 4:1-4 or Romans 8:28-30Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23 Reflection: Happy Birthday, Mary! Today we celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We should be flowering her with gifts of love today. We should be thanking God for the gift of her birth. Today is » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Colossians 2:6-15Luke 6:12-19 Reflection: “Jesus departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles:” (Lk 6:12-13) The other » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Colossians 1:24-2:3Luke 6:6-11 Reflection: The scribes and Pharisees weren’t all wrong. In today’s Gospel their motives were definitely suspect, wanting to trap Jesus in their scrupulous interpretations of the Law. But their desire to protect the Sabbath carried some weight, a weight that deserves » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 35:4-7aJames 2:1-5Mark 7:31-37 Reflection: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; Then will the eyes of the blind be opened… –Isaiah 35:4, 5 The LORD gives sight to the blind…-Psalms 146:8 My brothers and sisters, show no partiality… » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Colossians 1:21-23 Luke 6:1-5 Reflection: Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath Again, Jesus meets up with the hostile Pharisees who noticed some “unlawful” Sabbath activity by Jesus and his disciples: hungry men picking heads of grain, shelling them in their hands, and eating them. » Continue Reading.
Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church Scripture: Colossians 1:15-20Luke 5:33-39 Reflection: Nostalgia is a term often used to describe sentimental longing or wistful affection for a past time or state of being. It is a powerful inner resource and » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Colossians 1:9-14Luke 5:1-11 Reflection: Let’s step back a few verses where Luke begins to set the stage for today’s gospel. In the previous ten verses Jesus has been in the village of Capernaum teaching and healing everyone who was brought to him. Moreover, he » Continue Reading.