Memorial of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Scripture: 1 John 3:7-10 John 1:35-42 Reflection: “…Come and see…” Today’s Christmas Season Gospel selection from St. John’s Gospel features John the Baptist and two of his disciples meeting Jesus as He walked by. This roadside encounter led to » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 John 2:22-28 John 1:19-28 Reflection: At our deepest levels most people are searching for belonging, meaning and authenticity. These three words, at least for me, go a long way towards summing up the human journey in life (and especially the journey into self). » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Numbers 6:22-27 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:16-21 Reflection: Several celebrations crowd in on this day. It is New Year’s Day 2019. It is the octave of Christmas. It is the beautiful feast celebrating Mary as the Mother of God. (It is also my birthday but » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 John 2:18-21 John 1:1-18 Reflection: Do you remember Christmas? I know… seems so very long ago. Even more shocking, do you remember Advent? So much has happened since we first heard the cry of the Prophet, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make » Continue Reading.
Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Scripture: Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14 Colossians 3:12-21 Luke 2:41-52 Reflection: In the Catholic Church we have this beautiful sacrament called Reconciliation. People come to a priest to confess what they have done wrong. I have a suggestion. Why not have » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 John 2:-11 Luke 2:22-35 Reflection: “. . . for the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.” ~1 John 2:8 In 1935 the play Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot, was published. The play focuses on the story of » Continue Reading.
Feast of the Holy Innocents Scripture: 1 John 1:5-2:2 Matthew 2:13-18 Reflection: From the Collect for the Holy Innocents Episcopal. We remember today, O God, the slaughter of the holy innocents of Bethlehem by King Herod. Receive, we pray, in to the arms of your » Continue Reading.
Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist Scripture: 1 John 1:1-4 John 20:1a, 2-8 Reflection: The apostle John loved proclaiming the good news. He wanted others to see what he had seen and touch what he had touched. He wanted to share both the words » Continue Reading.
Feast of St. Stephen Scripture: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59 Matthew 10:17-22 Reflection: Today is the feast of St. Stephen the Martyr, whose death by stoning is gruesomely retold in the first reading from Acts of the Apostles. This story stands in stark contrast to the readings » Continue Reading.