Scripture: Revelation 11:4-12 Luke 20:27-40 Reflection: ALL LIVE TO HIM “Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Luke 20:38. Someone asked Daniel Boone if he ever got lost in the wilderness. He said “No never!” But » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Revelation 10:8-11 Luke 19:45-48 Reflection: In our Gospel reading for today, after Jesus has entered Jerusalem, He goes to the Temple. And He proceeds to drive out all those who are selling things. He also begins to teach every day in the Temple area. » Continue Reading.
Thanksgiving Day (USA) Scripture: Revelation 5:1-10 Luke 19:41-44 Reflection: Thanksgiving. It has become such an ordinary word, thanksgiving. What does the word mean to you? Here at Holy Name Passionist Retreat Center in Houston the retreat theme for the year is about humility. True humility » Continue Reading.
The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Scripture: Revelation 4:1-11 Luke 19:11-28 Reflection: Today we celebrate a day commemorating the dedication of Mary to God’s work in our midst. It is a central feature of what devotion to Mary is all about. The notion of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Revelation 3:1-6, 14-22 Luke 19:1-10 Reflection: Sometimes our actions indicate one thing on the surface, but in fact betray a much deeper desire and longing – one we think is masked and well hidden. But while we think that our true motives are hidden, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Daniel 12:1-3 Hebrews 10:11-14, 18 Mark 13:24-32 Reflection: We have to be a bit surprised at the readings for this Sunday. Seems to be some negative, scary stuff. “A time unsurpassed in distress. Some shall live forever, others shall be an everlasting horror and » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 3 John 5-8 Luke 18:1-8 Reflection: In today’s gospel, Jesus offers a compelling example of faithful perseverance. It’s the brief but unforgettable parable of the pesky widow who won’t take no for an answer. For what Jesus hints must have been a considerable time, » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 2 John 4-9 Luke 17:26-37 Reflection: The end of the liturgical year must be just around the corner. Advent must be near. Today’s Gospel reading is giving us the heads-up: be ready. No signs will announce the imminent coming of the Christ. And the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Philemon 7-20 Luke 17:7-20-25 Reflection: “But first the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation.” These words from the 17th Chapter of Luke explain the beauty of being a Christian, the beauty of following this King, Jesus Christ. It » Continue Reading.