Daily Reflections

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...

God, Solomon (1 Kings)

July 30, 2017

God told Solomon to ask for anything he wanted. Solomon answered, “I am a mere youth. Give me an understanding heart.” Reflection: God was so pleased with Solomon&r...

Jesus (Luke 10)

July 29, 2017

Martha is preparing supper while her sister, Mary, sits at the feet of Jesus. Martha complains to Jesus and he answers, “Martha, you are anxious about many things but Mary...

David (Psalm 19)

July 28, 2017

“Your words are more precious than a heap of pure gold. Sweeter than honey from the comb.” Reflection: David is trying his best to convince us to turn our attention ...

David (Psalm 54)

July 27, 2017

“See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul.” Reflection: How comforting and reassuring it is when we share our faith and hope in the Lord with one anoth...

(Exodus 16)

July 26, 2017

The children of Israel were unhappy with the hardships in the desert so they complained to Moses. Moses complained to the Lord and “the Lord heard their grumblings.”...

Paul (2 Corinthians)

July 25, 2017

“We are afflicted, perplexed, driven to despair, persecuted and struck down, but not destroyed.” Reflection: Paul assures us that there is absolutely nothing that ca...

(Revelations 3)

July 24, 2017

“The Lord says, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears and opens the door, I will come in.” Reflection: “If anyone hears . . .” Listening is so e...

(Revelations 3)

July 24, 2017

“The Lord says, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears and opens the door, I will come in.” Reflection: “If anyone hears . . .” Listening is so e...

David (Psalm 86)

July 23, 2017

“Lord, you are good and forgiving, abounding in kindness . . .” Reflection: Our God is “abounding” in kindness – full to overflowing. What good new...

Jesus (John 20)

July 22, 2017

Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene and said, “Go to my brothers . . .” Reflection: And Mary went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.” Pr...

(Matthew 12)

July 21, 2017

The disciples were hungry and they began to pick some grain to eat. It was the Sabbath. The Pharisees complained. Reflection: How sterile the letter of the law can become and ho...

(Exodus 3)

July 20, 2017

God spoke to Moses, “Tell the people I am concerned about them and I will lead them out of their misery.” Reflection: All through and beyond biblical history, our Go...

David (Psalm 103)

July 19, 2017

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his gifts.” Reflection: In reality, all that we have and all that we are, are gifts. How is it that gratitude so easil...

David (Psalm 17)

July 18, 2017

“As for me, I shall behold your face. I shall be filled with the vision of your glory.” Reflection: Love instinctively searches out the face of the beloved. Prayer: ...

David (Psalm 84)

July 17, 2017

“The sparrow finds a home, the swallow a nest. Blessed are they who dwell in your house . . .” Reflection: Sometimes the simple things in life teach us how to go abo...

Jesus (Matthew 13)

July 16, 2017

“The sower went out to sow his seed and some fell on rich soil and produced fruit.” Reflection: Jesus reminded us that we are that sower and we need to be mindful wh...

David (Psalm 105)

July 15, 2017

“Be glad you lowly ones; may your hearts be glad.” Reflection: It is good to recall that Jesus spent quite a bit of his time with the “lowly ones.” Praye...

Jesus (John 16)

July 14, 2017

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you to all truth.” Reflection: In today’s world, truth is becoming more difficult to perceive and to practice. P...

Jesus (Matthew 11)

July 13, 2017

“Come to me, all who labor and are burdened and I will refresh you.” Reflection: It is comforting to know that ours is a God who understands all about burdens and is...

Jesus (Mark 1)

July 12, 2017

“The kingdom of God is at hand.” Reflection: The “Kingdom of God” is any person or place where God dwells. It is here and now. Prayer: How remarkable, Lo...

(Matthew 9)

July 11, 2017

When Jesus saw the crowds, “. . . his heart was moved with pity, for they were like sheep without a shepherd.” Reflection: Sheep are totally dependent upon their she...