Daily Reflections

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...

(Joel 2)

March 1, 2017

Rend your hearts, not your garments.” Reflection: Joel is asking that we reconsider our choice of penance during Lent, replacing them with deeper, more heartfelt signs of ...

Jesus (Matt 28)

February 28, 2017

“Behold, I am with you always.” Reflection: When Jesus introduces his preaching with “behold”, it seems as if he is asking us to ponder his words with sp...

Jesus (Mark 10)

February 27, 2017

A man ran up to Jesus asking how he could inherit eternal life. Jesus answered, “sell what you have, give to the poor, follow me.” Reflection: This account from Mar...

Jesus (Matt 6)

February 26, 2017

“Do not worry about your life. Look at the birds in the sky, they neither sow nor reap, but your Father feeds them. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” Reflection:...

Jesus (Mark 10)

February 25, 2017

People were bringing their children to Jesus so that he could touch them. The disciples tried to stop them, but Jesus said, “Let the children come, my kingdom belongs to ...

Sirach 6

February 24, 2017

“A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one, finds a treasure.” Reflection: Long before the birth of Jesus, these lovely words were written in the wisdo...

David (Psalm 1)

February 23, 2017

“Blessed are they who hope in the Lord. They are like a tree planted near running waters” Reflection: Often in scripture “running waters” is used as a s...

Peter (1 Peter 5)

February 22, 2017

Peter’s letters to the disciples were filled with words of tenderness and love. He writes, “Beloved, tend the flock of God in your midst.” Reflection: The lov...

Sirach 2

February 21, 2017

“When you come to serve the Lord, prepare yourself for trials. When sorrowful, be steadfast. In crushing misfortune, be patient. Trust God.” Reflection: Jesus mad...

Sirach 1

February 20, 2017

“To whom has wisdom’s roots been revealed?” Reflection: The dictionary defines wisdom as “Good sense, learned from experience.” How very true. Pray...

Leviticus 19

February 19, 2017

The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the whole Israelite community and them to be holy.” Reflection: What a simple directive, “be holy”. One well worth pon...

The Father (Mark 9)

February 18, 2017

Jesus took Peter, James and John apart and he was transformed before them. A voice spoke saying, “This is my beloved Son, listen to him.” Reflection: Such a profoun...

Jesus (John 5)

February 17, 2017

“I call you my friends says the Lord, for I have made known to you all that the Father has told me.” Reflection: What an amazing reality, Jesus sharing with us all t...

Collect

February 16, 2017

Along the way, Jesus turned to his disciples and asked, “Who do you say that I am?” Peter answered “You are the Christ.” Reflection: How brave of Peter ...

Collect

February 15, 2017

“Grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you.” Reflection: This Collect is reminiscent of Jeremiah’s call to go dow...

Collect

February 15, 2017

“Grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you.” Reflection: This Collect is reminiscent of Jeremiah’s call to go dow...

Collect

February 15, 2017

“Grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you.” Reflection: This Collect is reminiscent of Jeremiah’s call to go dow...

David (Psalm 29)

February 14, 2017

“The Lord will bless his people with peace.” Reflection: Such a simple statement, yet one that flies in the face of the chaos apparent in our world today. Yet, no m...

Mark 8

February 13, 2017

“The Pharisees began to argue with Jesus, seeking to test him and Jesus sighed from the depth of his spirit.” Reflection: “Jesus sighed from the depths of his ...

Paul (1 Corinthians)

February 12, 2017

“Eye has not seen, ear has not heard or has it entered the human heart what God has prepared for those who love him.” Reflection: Paul is doing his very best to conv...

Jesus (Mark 8)

February 11, 2017

Great crowds were following Jesus in the wilderness, and he was concerned for them. He asked his disciples, “How many loaves do you have?” and blessing their 7, he ...

Jesus (Mark 7)

February 10, 2017

The people brought a deaf mute to Jesus. Jesus moved him aside from the crowd and touched his tongue and his ears saying, “Be opened” and they were. Reflection: Onc...

James 1

February 9, 2017

“Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in you.” Reflection: Much of life is about discovering and nurturing the gifts that God has given to us and how to go ...