Scripture: Acts 14:19-28 John 14:27-31a Reflection: It has been over 50 days since we began to abide by the law to “stay at home” in order to save lives. Months ago this would have sounded bizarre to make this statement. But that is the international » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 14:5-18 John 14:21-26 Reflection: Many years ago, I had the privilege of serving as Deputy Mayor in charge of communications for then Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. He was a popular mayor, who thoroughly loved serving his constituents. The frequent positive news coverage » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 6:1-7 1 Peter 2:4-9 John 14:1-12 Reflection: “Home” is a multi-faceted concept. We’ve spent inordinate amounts of time in our homes lately as we shelter in place to protect from the virulent danger outside. Yet the necessity to do so much activity online » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 13:13-25 John 13:16-20 Reflection: When Jesus had washed the disciples’ feet, he said to them: “Amen, amen, I say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him. If you understand this, blessed » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 12:24-13:5a John 12:44-50 Reflection: Much of our energy is devoted to being accepted, gaining praise, fitting in. This is never more self-evident as when young teens interact. Being a social outcast at that stage of development can be devastating, resulting in depression, antisocial » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 11:19-26 John 10:22-30 Reflection: Information. News. Stories. There’s a lot being said about how we hear what’s going on nowadays. Similarly, in our two readings today we find people wanting to know “what’s the buzz?” as Andrew Lloyd Webber put it in Jesus » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 11:1-18 John 10:11-18 Reflection: A Shepherd’s Care: Life’s Journey in 2020 Today our Easter celebration continues, and the Gospel selection continues yesterday’s Gospel selection from John 10, sharing Jesus’ loving message: He is the Good Shepherd who lays down His life for us; » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 2:14a, 36-41 1 Peter 2:20b-25 John 10:1-10 Reflection: As we continue through the Easter season, our Gospel readings are no longer accounts of the Risen Jesus appearing to His disciples. Most of our Gospel readings will be from the Gospel of John, and » Continue Reading.