Scripture: Hebrews 8:6-13 Mark 3:13-19 Reflection: "Sacrifice or oblation you wished not, but ears open to obedience you gave me." Ps 40: 6 I’ve always had a hard time saying no when I’m asked to do something that I consider a "good" thing. God finally » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17 Mark 3:1-6 Reflection: Barack Obama carries out his first full day of work as the President of the U.S. today. His presidency represents a change in more than the usual sense of the term, when we speak of the change of » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 John 1:35-42 Reflection: "Here I am, Lord, You called?" "Jesus, I heard Your call and I ended up with a sense of direction. As I look back on my life there have been times that You have » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 4:1-5, 11Mark 2:1-12 Reflection: There is only one joy for me that equals the wonder and excitement of travel and that is…coming home. That first moment when I walk in the door after being away is like seeing real beauty for the first » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 2:13-17 Reflection: Our first reading today from the book of Hebrews begins; "The word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Hebrews 3:7-14 Mark 1:40-45 Reflection: This week began ordinary time. Liturgically we have stepped out of the wonder of the great Christmas season. Our hearts were touched by the infant in the arms of his mother, the challenges faced by the holy family, the » Continue Reading.
Scripture: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 or Isaiah 55: 1-11 Acts 10:34-38 or 1 John 5:1-9 Mark 1:7-11 Reflection: No sooner did Jesus emerge from the muddy River Jordan, than the skies were torn in two, the Holy Spirit descended on him, and God the Father thundered » Continue Reading.
Scripture: 1 John 5:5-13 Luke 5:12-16 Reflection: Real fear is at the least unnerving. More often, stomach knotting, hand freezing fear is debilitating and can give rise to spontaneous, maybe irrational, actions which can be valiant or destructive in nature, often with life changing consequences. » Continue Reading.