Daily Reflections

(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...

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...