Daily Reflections

(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...

(Stabat Mater)

September 15, 2017

“At the cross her station keeping, stood the mournful Mother weeping, close to Jesus at the last.” Reflection: “Stabat Mater”—standing mother ....

(Alleluia)

September 14, 2017

“We adore you O Christ, and we bless you, because by your cross you have redeemed the world.” Reflection: All life issues forth from some kind of death and letti...

Jesus (Luke 6)

September 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 (John 15)

September 12, 2017

“I chose you from the world, that you may bear fruit that will last.” Reflection: How often at eventide do we ever reflect upon our day’s harvest? Praye...

David (Psalm 62)

September 11, 2017

“O my people! Pour out your hearts before him; God is our refuge.” Reflection: A “refuge”—a safe place where one can seek shelter. Prayer: ...

David (Psalm 95)

September 10, 2017

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.” Reflection: “If” would seem to be an essential word in David’s Psalm. Too often, we are ...

Jesus (Matthew 24)

September 9, 2017

“Blessed is the servant whom the Lord finds watching. . . .” Reflection: These words reflect upon those servants who were watchmen during the watches of the nigh...

(Collect)

September 8, 2017

“O God, grant your people to love and desire what you promise, that amid the uncertainties of this world, our hearts may be fixed on you.” Reflection: We can cou...

Jesus (Luke 5)

September 7, 2017

Jesus got into Peter’s boat and said, “Put out into the deep water and lower your nets. . . .” Reflection: Even though Peter had caught nothing all night, ...

(Luke 4)

September 6, 2017

“At sunset, all who had people sick with various diseases, brought them to him and he laid his hands on each one and cured them.” Reflection: “And he laid ...

Paul (1 Thessalonians)

September 5, 2017

“But you are not in darkness, for all of you are children of the light.”  Reflection: What an amazing reality, to be signed and sealed as “children of...

Jesus (Luke 4)

September 4, 2017

“Jesus unrolled the scroll and read . . . ‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, to bring glad tidings to the poor.’” Reflection: Indeed, Jesus was the ...

David (Psalm 63)

September 3, 2017

“O God, for you my soul thirsts, like the earth, parched, lifeless and without water.” Reflection: Water is essential for life, so too, is our God. Prayer: L...

Jesus (John 13)

September 2, 2017

I give you a new commandment . . . love one another as I have loved you.” Reflection: The hallmark of a follower of Jesus is unconditional love. Prayer: Lord God, ...

(Collect)

September 1, 2017

“O God, grant your people to love and desire what you promise, that amid the uncertainties of this world, our hearts may be fixed on you.” Reflection: We can cou...

(Matthew 24)

August 31, 2017

Jesus said, “Stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come.” Reflection: In our busy world, it is all too easy to miss the Lord’s presen...

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...