Daily Reflections

David (Psalm 118)

April 22, 2017

“My strength and my courage is the Lord.” Reflection: Sometimes when we are confronted with the hard realities of life, we forget to rely upon the Lord’s stren...

(John 21)

April 21, 2017

Jesus revealed himself to the disciples while they were fishing, “Children, have you caught anything?” he called. They said, “It is the Lord.” Reflection...

Luke (Acts 3)

April 20, 2017

“You are the children of the prophets.” Reflection: What a remarkable heritage ours, related to such Biblical luminaries as Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Esther, as well ...

Peter (Acts 3)

April 19, 2017

A cripple was sitting by the temple gate asking for alms. Peter said, “Look at us. I have no silver or gold but what I do have, I give you, arise and walk.” Reflecti...

Paul (Colossians 3)

April 18, 2017

“If you have risen with Christ, seek the things that are above.” Reflection: How often during the day do we allow ourselves to get all tangled up in things that are ...

(Matthew 28)

April 17, 2017

Joseph was the youngest and favored Son of Jacob (Israel). His brothers were jealous and said to one another, “Here comes that dreamer, let us kill him…” Ref...

David (Psalm 139)

April 16, 2017

“I have risen and am with you still.” Reflection: “I have risen . . .” These are the words that make all the difference. Our God still lives. Prayer: Hol...

(Easter Proclamation)

April 15, 2017

“O truly blessed night, when things of heaven are wed to those of earth and the divine to the human.” Reflection: This is the night that the Church sings aloud, pra...

(Isaiah 53)

April 14, 2017

“Oppressed and condemned, he was taken away and who would have thought any more of his destiny?” Reflection: Who would have ever guessed that what looked like the en...

Paul (1 Corinthians)

April 13, 2017

On the night before he was handed over, Jesus took bread and said, “This is my body. Do this in memory of me.” Reflection: Soon, Jesus will be lifted up on the cross...

David (Psalm 69)

April 12, 2017

“Insults have broken my heart and I am weak. I looked for sympathy but there was none.” Reflection: These heavy, sorrowful words could well have been upon the lips o...

Jesus (John 13)

April 11, 2017

Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and said, “One of you will betray me.” Reflection: Such a sacred time, sharing a meal and Jesus chos...

David (Psalm 27)

April 10, 2017

“The Lord is my light, whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge, of whom should I be afraid . . .” Reflection: Jesus could very well have recited these...

(Matthew 21)

April 9, 2017

As Jesus entered Jerusalem “the crowds kept crying out, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord . . .” Reflection: We would do well to remember that several ...

Pharisees (John 11)

April 8, 2017

The Pharisees said, “What are we going to do? If we leave him alone, all will believe in him.” So they planned to kill Jesus. Reflection: Instead of being perceived ...

(Jeremiah 20)

April 7, 2017

“I hear the whisperings of many. All those who were my friends are on the watch for any misstep of mine.” Reflection: The words of Jeremiah are directed towards Jesu...

Paul (Romans 8)

April 6, 2017

“God did not spare this own son but handed him over for us all.” Reflection: What an amazing gift, God our Father handing over to us the presence of his most preciou...

Jesus (Luke 8)

April 5, 2017

“If you remain in my word, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Reflection: When Jesus mentioned “truth” before Pilate, Pilate said,...

The Pharisees said to Jesus, “Who are you?” Jesus said, “I AM and the one who sent me, is with me. He has not left me alone.” Reflection: Jesus reminds u...

Jesus (John 8)

April 3, 2017

The Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery to Jesus, asking what they should do since the law said to stone her. Jesus said, “Let the one without sin throw the first...

Jesus (John 11)

April 2, 2017

“Everyone who lives and believes in me will not die forever, says the Lord.” Reflection: Life is full of death and dying, but our faith assures us that after each de...

(Jeremiah 11)

April 1, 2017

“. . . Let us cut him off from the land of the living so that his name will be spoken no more.” Reflection: At the beginning of Lent, the prophet Jeremiah reminds us...

David (Psalm 34)

March 31, 2017

“The Lord is close to the broken hearted and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” Reflection: The Lord is indeed close to the broken hearted…It just doe...

Jeremiah 31

March 30, 2017

“I will place my law within them and I will write it upon their hearts…” Reflection: Our God is so insistent that we understand and remain faithful to the cov...

Isaiah 49

March 29, 2017

Zion said, “The Lord has forgotten me.” And the Lord answered, “Can a Mother forget her child… yet, even if she should, I will never forget you.” ...