Daily Reflections

David (Psalm 139)

August 30, 2017

“Lord, where can I go from your Spirit? If I go up to the heavens or take the wings of the dawn, you are there. . . .”       Reflection: How c...

David (Psalm 139)

August 29, 2017

“O Lord, behind me and before me, you hem me in and rest your hand upon me.”      Reflection: Like John the Baptist, we too, from our mother’...

(Matthew 23)

August 28, 2017

Jesus said, “Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You lock the kingdom of heaven before man.” Reflection: A hypocrite is one who says one thing and ...

(Matthew 16)

August 27, 2017

Jesus, after listening to who people thought he was asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” Reflection: If Jesus were to ask us this question, how would...

(Matthew 23)

August 26, 2017

Jesus spoke to the crowd, “The greatest among you must be your servant.” Reflection: Those among us who are considered “great” do not seem to be in a...

(Ruth 1:1)

August 25, 2017

Ruth said to Naomi, “Wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you live, I will live. Your people shall be my people and your God, my God.” Reflection: The story of R...

(John 1:45)

August 24, 2017

Philip told Nathanael that he had found the prophet from Nazareth of whom Moses spoke. Nathanael said, “Can any good come from Nazareth?” Reflection: Often Jesus...

Collect

August 23, 2017

O God, fill our hearts with the warmth of your love. Reflection: Such a simple request—and there is such a need in our world for warm hearted folks. Prayer: Lord G...

(Judges 6)

August 22, 2017

The Lord said to Gideon, “Go with the strength you have and save Israel.” Gideon answered, “How can I? I am the most insignificant in my father’s house.&...

(Matthew 5)

August 21, 2017

A young man asked Jesus what he should do to gain eternal life. Jesus answered, “Sell what you have and give to the poor.” Reflection: Jesus is asking us to empt...

(Matthew 15)

August 20, 2017

A Canaanite woman called out to Jesus, “Have pity on me, Lord.” The disciples said, “Send her away.” Reflection: The Gospels frequently record disput...

David (Psalm 16)

August 19, 2017

“I set the Lord ever before me.” Reflection: “Be thou my vision, O Lord, of my heart—working or sleeping; thy presence my light.” (Be Thou My V...

David (Psalm 136)

August 18, 2017

“Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his mercy endures forever.” Reflection: Life is full of limitations. How comforting and reassuring it is to know that th...

(Matthew 18)

August 17, 2017

Peter asked Jesus how many times he should forgive those who sinned against him. “No,” Jesus replied, “not seven times; I say, seventy times seven times.&rdquo...

David (Psalm 66)

August 16, 2017

“Blessed be God who filled my soul with fire.” Reflection: We usually think of those described as having “fire” as people filled with purpose and det...

(Luke 1)

August 15, 2017

And Mary said, “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.” Reflection: The words of Mary are few, and these...

(John 15)

August 14, 2017

“Greater love has no one than to lay down his life for his friends.” Reflection: The greatest of love Jesus says, is the love that “lays down” all th...

Jesus (Luke 6)

August 13, 2017

Jesus saw the burdens weighing upon the hearts of his disciples and he said, “Blessed are the poor, blessed are you hungry, blessed are you who weep. Your reward will be g...

Jesus (Matthew 14)

August 13, 2017

The disciples were crossing the sea where a storm arose. It was the fourth watch. Suddenly Jesus appeared walking on the water saying, “Take courage, it is I. Do not be af...

Moses (Deut 6)

August 12, 2017

“Hear, O Israel. You shall love the Lord your God will all your heart, all your soul, all your strength. Take to heart these words.” Reflection: There is no doub...

Jesus (Matthew 5)

August 11, 2017

“Whoever wishes to come after me, must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Reflection: From the beginning, Jesus makes it very clear that followin...

Jesus (John 12)

August 10, 2017

“Amen, amen I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat.” Reflection: We must learn to trust the “...

David (Psalm 70)

August 9, 2017

“Draw near to your servants O Lord, and answer our prayers with unceasing kindness.” Reflection: “Draw near . . .” such an intimate invitation expres...

(Luke 12)

August 8, 2017

This is the steward, faithful and prudent, whom the Lord set over his household. Reflection: A steward is one who provides for travelers on their journey. We are both stewar...

(Luke 12)

July 31, 2017

“Thus says the Lord: I have come to cast fire upon the earth.” Reflection: At Pentecost, the Holy Spirit appeared in the form of fire and filled the disciples with G...