Daily Reflections

(Psalm 17)

October 25, 2017

“To you I call, O God. Turn your ear to me. In the shadow of your wings protect me.” Reflection: Such a tender image: calling upon our God to turn his ear to us ...

(Psalm 1)

October 25, 2017

“Blessed are they who hope in the Lord.” Reflection: Hope is such an elusive quality yet ever so essential to life. It will not allow us to give up. Prayer: ...

(Luke 21)

October 24, 2017

And Jesus said, “Be vigilant at all time. . . .” Reflection: Vigilance necessitates a constant alert. Prayer: Lord God, how easy it is to lose our way. There...

(Luke 12)

October 23, 2017

Jesus said, “Take care to guard against greed. Life does not consist of possessions.” Reflection: Perhaps greed is the “bottom line” these days. And ...

Paul (Philippians 2)

October 22, 2017

“Shine like lights in the world as you hold on to the word of life.”  Reflection: What a wonderful image for those who belong to the Lord—one hand lif...

(Luke 1)

October 21, 2017

And Mary said, “All generations shall call me blessed, for God has looked upon his lowly handmaid.” Reflection: We know very little about Mary of Nazareth. It wa...

Jesus (Luke 12)

October 20, 2017

Jesus said, “Are not five sparrows sold for two small coins? Yes not one of them escapes notice. Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows.” Reflect...

David (Psalm 130)

October 19, 2017

“My soul waits for the Lord, like the sentinels wait for the dawn.” Reflection: Waiting is an act and a discipline. Today, “instant” is the key ingre...

(Isaiah 52)

October 18, 2017

“How beautiful upon the mountain are the feet of those who bring glad tidings. . . .” Reflection: What a delight those whose presence among us brings joy to our ...

(Luke 11)

October 17, 2017

The Pharisees faulted Jesus for not following certain rituals at table. Jesus responded, “You fools. You cleanse the outside of the cup and inside you are filled with evil...

(1 John)

October 16, 2017

“When the Lord appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he really is.” Reflection: It would seem that if we are to be like the Lord, it is essentia...

(Isaiah 25)

October 15, 2017

“The Lord God will wipe away the tears from every face. . . .” Reflection: How we all long for such a time. There are so many tears in our world. Prayer: Lor...

(Joel 4:12)

October 14, 2017

“The Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to his children. . . .” Reflection: Refuge—a safe place . . . everyone needs a refuge from time to time, ...

Paul (1 Corinthians)

October 13, 2017

“Though many, we are one bread, one body. . . .”      Reflection: It is our God’s passion “That we all may be one.”   Pra...

David (Psalm 1)

October 12, 2017

“Blessed are they who hope in the Lord, they are like trees planted near running waters.” Reflection: It is safe to assume that everyone understands how essentia...

(Luke 11)

October 11, 2017

One of the disciples said, “Lord teach us to pray.” And Jesus said, “Ask your heavenly Father for your “daily bread and to forgive you your sins. . . .&r...

(Luke 10)

October 10, 2017

Jesus was invited to the home of Martha and Mary. While Mary sat at his feet listening, Martha was anxious and busy. He said to her, “Mary has chosen the better part.&rdqu...

(Luke 6)

October 9, 2017

Someone asked Jesus who was his neighbor. Jesus told him a story about three men and how they treated people. Jesus asked, “Which was a neighbor?” He answered, &ldqu...

(Isaiah 5)

October 8, 2017

“Let me sing of my friend who had a vineyard. . . .” And Isaiah sings how a man planted a vineyard with the greatest of care and it yielded some grapes at harvest ti...

(Baruch 4)

October 7, 2017

“Fear not, my children: call out to God. As your heart strayed from God, seek him who will save you and bring you back to enduring joy.” Reflection: The words, f...

(1 John 3)

October 6, 2017

“By this we come to know the love of God: that Christ laid down his life for us Reflection: Jesus the Christ chose to dwell among his people and lay down his life for ...

(Nehemiah 8)

October 5, 2017

“. . . for today is holy to our Lord. Do not be saddened, for rejoicing in the Lord mus be your strength!” Reflection: “. . . for today is holy to our Lord...

(Collect)

October 4, 2017

May we, like St. Francis, conform ourselves to follow in Christ’s footsteps and be united with him. Reflection: Following in the footsteps of Francis—what a wond...

(Communion Antiphon)

October 3, 2017

“Remember your word to your servant, O Lord by which you have given me hope. This is my comfort when I am brought low.” Reflection: Hope is such an essential ing...

(Matthew 18)

October 2, 2017

“The disciples asked Jesus, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And Jesus called a child over and placed it in their midst.” Reflection: ...