Scripture: Acts 2:1-11 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Romans 8:8-17 John 20:19-23 or 14:15-16, 23b-26 Reflection: Today we celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, remembering the time when the Holy Spirit descended upon Mary and the apostles. In both our readings from Acts and John, the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 25:13b-21 John 21:15-19 Reflection: The story is told of the Irishman in Belfast who was approached on the street by two threatening individuals, who asked him belligerently whether he was with them or agin’ them, to which he loudly and clearly responded: "I » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 20:28-38 John 17:11b-19 Reflection: "Your word, O Lord, is truth; consecrate us in the truth." (Alleluia verse) A few years back, Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli released a CD album by the title, "Time to say Goodbye." It became a big hit. Not » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 19:1-8 John 16:29-33 Reflection: The disciples of John the Baptist, many years after his death, were still out proclaiming John’s call to repentance. They would baptize with water, symbolizing the cleansing of the sinfulness people were letting go of. This kind of preaching » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 7:55-60 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20 John 17:20-26 Reflection: The readings today are powerful – and a little difficult for me to wrap my thoughts around – I think because they span a great distance: first there is the very real and painful depiction » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 18:23-28 John 16:23b-28 Reflection: Paul was certainly that larger than life figure who through his powerful preaching and many missionary journeys became known as the Apostle of the Gentiles. But this passage in Acts reminds us the Holy Spirit was using others to » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 16:22-34 John 16:5-11 Reflection: As Jesus prepared for his passion and death, he consoled his grief-stricken disciples. He promised them that when he ascended to the Father, the Spirit would be sent to comfort and empower them. But what did Jesus mean when » Continue Reading.
The Ascension of the Lord Scripture: Acts 1:1-11 Ephesians 1:17-23 or Hebrews 9:24-28, 10:19-23 Luke 24:46-53 Reflection: "EVERY PARTING IS A FORM OF DEATH, AS EVERY REUNION IS A TYPE OF HEAVEN." – Tryon Edwards Every type of human parting is difficult, painful, sad. A » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 17:15, 22-18:1 John 16:12-15 Reflection: Some years ago, Mr. Suki Sivam, a Hindu motivational thinker, spoke about an experience he had when he was studying at a Christian school in Chennai. Once, a student was drawing a picture when the teacher was teaching in » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29 Revelation ;10-14, 22-23 John 14:23-29 Reflection: In the Gospel reading for today, Jesus says to His disciples after promising to them the coming of the Holy Spirit: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the » Continue Reading.