Daily Reflections

(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: ...

(Matthew 21)

October 1, 2017

Jesus said to the chief priests, “Amen, I say to you. Tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the Kingdom of God before you. You did not listen but the tax collectors ...

(Jeremiah 15)

September 30, 2017

“Bless the Lord, all you his angels.”      Reflection: We do not have much first-hand experience of angels but from early on, we heard about them a...

David (Psalm 103)

September 29, 2017

“Bless the Lord, all you his angels.”      Reflection: We do not have much first-hand experience of angels but from early on, we heard about them a...

David (Psalm 149)

September 28, 2017

“The Lord takes delight in his people.” Reflection: “Delight”—a word that seldom appears when talking about God. Prayer: Lord God, how ofte...

Jesus (Mark 1)

September 27, 2017

“The kingdom of God is at hand.” Reflection: Such a simple statement—God is at hand, right here, right now. Prayer: Lord God, we talk about you as if s...

(John 10)

September 26, 2017

“I am the Good Shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep and mine know me.” Reflection: Not too many of us have had the good fortune of first-hand experience with...

(Entrance Antiphon)

September 25, 2017

“I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them. I will be their Lord forever.” Reflection: Our faith a...

(Acts 16)

September 24, 2017

“Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.” Reflection: Listening is an act. It requires a desire to hear and an openness to receive. Praye...

(Luke 8)

September 23, 2017

Jesus spoke a parable about a sower who went out to sow his seed and some seed fell on good soil and it grew. And Jesus said, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.&rdqu...

(1 Timothy)

September 22, 2017

“Beloved, pursue faith, love, patience and gentleness. Lay hold of eternal life, to which you are called.”  Reflection: Timothy encourages us to “purs...

Paul (Ephesians 4)

September 21, 2017

“Grace was given to each according to the measure of Christ’s gift. . . .” Reflection: Gifts of the Spirit are given to us all to cherish and to share with...

(John 6)

September 20, 2017

“Your words, Lord, are spirit and life. You have the words of everlasting life.” Reflection: Our God speaks the words of life and also became the Word of life. ...

David (Psalm 110)

September 19, 2017

“I will persevere in the way of integrity.” Reflection: Integrity is truthfulness. Where does one look for truth?  Prayer: Lord God, you tell us that yo...

(1 Timothy)

September 18, 2017

“Beloved, I ask that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity.” Reflection: We hunger and thirst for the tranquil life of which Timothy ...

David (Psalm 103)

September 17, 2017

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his gifts. He pardons all your sins and heals all your wounds.” Reflection: How easy it is to forget our God&rsquo...

(1 Timothy)

September 16, 2017

“Beloved; this saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” Reflection: Timothy wants to assure us that...