Daily Reflections

1 Samuel

March 26, 2017

The Lord sent Samuel to Jesse’s house to choose his King from among Jesse’s sons. All were present except the youngest and Samuel sent for him. When David arrived,...

Mary, Gabriel (Luke 1)

March 25, 2017

When the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary, “she was greatly troubled.” After Gabriel answered her questions, she replied, “Let it be done…” Reflect...

Mark 12

March 24, 2017

“To love God with all your heart, and your neighbor as yourself is worth more than any sacrifice.” Reflection: What an amazing statement! One cannot help but wonder ...

Jeremiah 7

March 23, 2017

In utter frustration the Lord spoke to his people. “This is the nation that does not listen to the voice of their Lord… Faithfulness has disappeared...” Refle...

Moses (Deuteronomy 4)

March 22, 2017

Moses spoke to the people “… hear the decrees I am teaching you, that you may live.” Reflection: Time and time again, Moses reminds Israel that the closeness ...

Daniel 3

March 21, 2017

Azariah stood up in the fire and prayed aloud “Deliver us by your wonders, O Lord.” Reflection: Azariah was a friend of Daniel’s, who was cast into the fiery f...

Alleluia!

March 20, 2017

An angel said to Joseph, “Do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. It is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived”, and so he did. Reflection: ...

Exodus 17

March 19, 2017

The people grumbled against Moses asking “Why did we ever leave Egypt? Is the Lord in our midst or not?” Reflection: It is heartening to know that the Israelites als...

Micah 7

March 18, 2017

“Who is there like you, God who removes the guilt, pardons sin and delights in mercy?” Reflection: When the Lord walked among us, he made it very clear that his prim...

Genesis 37

March 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...

(Prayer over the people)

March 16, 2017

“Abide with your servants, O Lord, who implore the help of your grace, that they may receive support, guidance and protection.” Reflection: Abide – a word fill...

David (Psalm 31)

March 15, 2017

“I hear the whispers of the crowd that frightens me from every side, but my trust in you, O Lord, you are my God.” Reflection: Jesus is beginning to prepare himself ...

Isaiah 1

March 14, 2017

“Come now, let us set things right, says the Lord. Though your sins be like scarlet, they will become white as snow.” Reflection: Ours is a God of boundless compass...

Jesus (Luke 6)

March 13, 2017

“Give, and gifts will be given to you; packed together, shaken down and overflowing will be poured into your lap.” Reflection: Imagine receiving a gift matching this...

(2 Timothy)

March 12, 2017

“Beloved, bear your share of hardship for the gospel, with the strength that comes from God.” Reflection: Another translation of gospel is “truth”. And ...

Moses (Deuteronomy 26)

March 11, 2017

Moses spoke to the people saying, “Today the Lord is making this agreement with you. You will be a people sacred to the Lord…” Reflection: What an amazing gr...

David (Psalm 130)

March 10, 2017

“My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the dawn. Let Israel wait for the Lord.” Reflection: In this digital age of ours, most of us are not very g...

Esther 12

March 9, 2017

Queen Esther, seized with mortal anguish, prayed “God of Abraham, I have no help but you. Turn our mourning into gladness and our sorrow into wholeness.” Reflection:...

David (Psalm 25)

March 8, 2017

“Remember you compassion and your merciful love, O Lord, redeem us from all our distress.” Reflection: Jesus has told us, “Do not worry, your heavenly Father w...

David (Psalm 34)

March 7, 2017

“I sought the Lord and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.” Reflection: Ours is an anxious, fearful, world these days. Unrest and uncertainty swirl ...

Matthew 25

March 6, 2017

Then those on the left will say, “Lord when did we see you hungry, thirsty, naked or in prison, and not minister to you?” Reflection: Such a crucial questions, &ldqu...

(Prayer over the people)

March 5, 2017

“May bountiful blessings come down upon your people, O Lord, that hope may grow in tribulation...” Reflection: Conflict and hardship befall us all. What we do with ...

Jesus (Luke 5)

March 4, 2017

The Pharisees complained and asked why Jesus ate with sinners. Jesus answered, “I have come for the lowly.” Reflection: Like it or not, our God has a special fondne...

Isaiah 58

March 3, 2017

“Thus says the Lord God. This is the fasting that I wish: setting free the oppressed, sharing your bread, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked. Then your wound sh...

Moses (Deuteronomy 30)

March 2, 2017

Moses said to the people, “Today choose life by loving the Lord your God, heeding his voice, and holding fast to him. Reflection: Imagine our world if each day’s res...