Daily Reflections

Jesus (Mark 12)

June 8, 2017

One of the scribes asked Jesus, “Which is the first of all commandments?” Jesus replied, “You shall love.” Reflection: Life is sometimes so full of laws,...

(Jeremiah 20)

June 7, 2017

“Oh God, keep us from all that might harm us and grant all that works for our good.” Reflection: We may be assured that God makes every effort to keep us safe but so...

Paul (Ephesians 1)

June 6, 2017

“Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, enlighten the eyes of our hearts.” Reflection: Perhaps the reason that Jesus was so misunderstood was because he viewed life with t...

David (Psalm 12)

June 5, 2017

“Light shines through the darkness for the upright.” Reflection: Light and darkness are both essential for life. Prayer: Lord God, in the beginning you called light ...

(Wisdom 3)

June 4, 2017

“Lord God, pour out the gifts of the Holy Spirit across the face of the earth and fill once more the hearts of believers.” Reflection: As it was with the early Chris...

(Wisdom 3)

June 3, 2017

“As gold in the furnace, the Lord put his children to the test.” Reflection: Many of life’s lessons are taught like gold, transformed in the fire. Prayer: Lord...

Jesus (John 21)

June 2, 2017

And Jesus asked, “Simon, do you love me?” Peter answered, “Yes Lord, you know that I love you.” Reflection: During the passion of Jesus, Peter denied him...

David (Psalms 16)

June 1, 2017

“I set the Lord ever before me.” Reflection: How wonderful it would be if all of us began each and every day with David’s words upon our lips. Prayer: Lord God...

Mary (Luke 1)

May 31, 2017

And Mary said, “My soul proclaims to greatness of the Lord, for he has looked with favor on this lowly servant.” Reflection:  How remarkable Mary was giving tha...

Jesus (John 17)

May 30, 2017

“Now this is eternal life, that they should know you the only true God and the one whom you sent.” Reflection: It was the most cherished hope of Jesus that we should...

Jesus (John 16)

May 29, 2017

“In the world you will have trouble but take courage. I have overcome the world.” Reflection: We are well aware that “in the world we will have trouble.”...

Jesus (John 16)

May 29, 2017

“In the world you will have trouble but take courage. I have overcome the world.” Reflection: We are well aware that “in the world we will have trouble.”...

Paul (Ephesians 1)

May 28, 2017

“May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened . . . “ Reflection: What a difference it would make if we were to consider our world and one another with enlightened hea...

Peter (1 Peter)

May 27, 2017

“O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Reflection: Peter reminds us that we are a “chosen...

(John 16)

May 26, 2017

Jesus said, “Amen, amen I say to you, you will weep and mourn, but your grief will become joy.” Reflection: There will be times in life when we will experience sorro...

(John 14)

May 25, 2017

Jesus said, “I will not leave you orphans.” Reflection: After the ascension of Jesus, his followers were at a loss. They were missing the face that had become so fam...

Jesus (John 15)

May 24, 2017

“I have chosen you from the world and appointed you to go out and bear fruit that will last.” Reflection: How often at days end do we ever reflect upon what “f...

Luke (Acts 16)

May 23, 2017

Paul and Silas were stripped and beaten yet they were praying and singing hymns to God as other prisoners listened. Reflection: Luke’s account of the sufferings of the ear...

(John 15)

May 22, 2017

Jesus said, “I will send you the Spirit of Truth.” Reflection: Truth is at risk these days. The cover on a recent publication asked, “Is truth dead?” Pra...

Peter (Acts 1)

May 21, 2017

“Beloved, always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks a reason for your hope.” Reflection: What an amazing statement! How many of us could provide such...

Paul (Colossians 3)

May 20, 2017

“If you were raised with Christ, seek what is above.” Reflection: |Paul is suggesting that once we have tasted the “real thing” which is Christ Jesu...

(John 15)

May 19, 2017

Jesus said, “This I command you, love one another as I have loved you.” Reflection: Jesus could not have been any clearer. Loving one another is not an option, it is...

Jesus (John 10)

May 18, 2017

“My sheep know my voice.” Reflection: At eventide, sometimes different shepherds would gather all their sheep into a common sheep fold and the sheep would recognize ...

(John 15)

May 17, 2017

Jesus said, “Remain in me.” Reflection: Most of us have asked someone to remain with us, but what would remaining in someone be like? Prayer: Lord God, in your endle...

Jesus (John 4)

May 16, 2017

“My peace I leave with you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” Reflection: Peace is such a precious gift. The presence of a peaceful person is a quiet bl...