Daily Reflections

Peter, Jesus (Mark 1)

January 11, 2017

Jesus rose before dawn to pray. Peter found him and said, “Everyone is looking for you.” and Jesus said, “Let us go. This is why I have come.” Reflecti...

David (Psalm 36)

January 10, 2017

“O Lord, in your light, we see light.” Reflection: During the Holy Saturday procession, the Pascal candle is held high amid the darkness while the celebrant intones,...

Isaiah 42

January 9, 2017

“I the Lord have called you. I have grasped you by the hand. I formed you as a light for the people.” Reflection: We have been called by the Lord, grasped by His h...

Isaiah 60

January 8, 2017

“Raise your eyes and look about; then you shall be radiant at what you see, you hearts shall throb and overflow.” Reflection: “Raise your eyes..” How oft...

1 John

January 7, 2017

“Beloved, we know that we belong to G od and that we are in the one who is true…” Reflection: We belong to God, and are in God! How unthinkable, yet how true...

Isaiah 9

January 6, 2017

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; for those dwelling in a land of deep gloom a light has shone.” Reflection: Darkness and light – bot...

1 John

January 5, 2017

“Beloved: This is the message you have heard from the beginning: we should love one another…” Reflection: “Beloved” – such a tender greeting...

John 1

January 4, 2017

The disciples said to Jesus, “Where are you staying?” And He said, “Come and you will see.” Reflection: “Come and see…” such a simpl...

1 John

January 3, 2017

“See what love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we may be called the children of God.” Reflection: How often do we ever reflect upon the Father’s love...

Jesus (John 1)

January 2, 2017

The people asked John, “Who are you?” And he said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord.”  Reflection...

Luke 2

January 1, 2017

“And Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart." Reflection: Ponder – to think about deeply. It would seem that pondering and prayer are of a kin...

John 1

December 31, 2016

“The word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.” Reflection: Such familiar words. At times we all but take them for granted. And yet, they very well may be among ...

John 1

December 31, 2016

“The word of God became flesh and dwelt among us.” Reflection: Such familiar words. At times we all but take them for granted. And yet, they very well may be among ...

Luke 2

December 30, 2016

“The shepherds went in haste and found Mary, Joseph and their infant.” Reflection: Herod with all his efforts, could not find the child. The shepherds knew just whe...

1 John

December 29, 2016

“Beloved, whoever claims to abide in Jesus, ought to walk as he walked.” Reflection: John’s words are a challenge to the depth of our authenticity. Abiding in...

Matthew 2

December 28, 2016

Herod, in his efforts to kill the infant Christ, “ordered the massacre of all the infant boys in Bethlehem.” Reflection: An ancient lament often used to describe the...

1 John

December 27, 2016

“What we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, and touched with our hands, we proclaim to you.” Reflection: How very intimate and precious, these words of Joh...

Acts 6

December 26, 2016

“The people could not withstand the wisdom of Stephen. They ground their teeth at him and stoned him to death.” Reflection: Stephen was the first martyr of the earl...

Isaiah 9

December 25, 2016

“For a child is born to us.” Reflection: Such stunning simplicity, “a child is given to us”. Throughout centuries of longing, no one thought to ask for ...

Alleluia (O Antiphon)

December 24, 2016

“O radiant dawn, splendor of eternal light, come and shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death”. Reflection: “O radiant dawn”, reminis...

Malachi 3

December 23, 2016

“The Lord is coming, but who will endure the day of his coming? He is like the refiners fire…” Reflection: Malachi reminds us of the purifying presence of ou...

Alleluia (O Antiphon)

December 22, 2016

 “O king of all nations, come and save those whom you formed from the dust of the earth.” Reflection: The refrain, “come and save us”, has long been...

Alleluia (O Antiphon)

December 21, 2016

“O Emmanuel, our king and giver of law, come to save us.” Reflection: Emmanuel – an ancient Hebrew name meaning “God with us”. Prayer: Lord our God...

Alleluia (O Antiphon)

December 20, 2016

“O key of David, opening the gates of God’s eternal kingdom, come and free the prisoners of darkness.” Reflection: From ancient times, the Messiah was envision...

Alleluia (O Antiphon)

December 19, 2016

“O root of Jesse’s stem, sign of God’s love for all his people, come to save us…” Reflection: Like us all, Jesus had a family tree, men and women ...