Daily Reflections

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...

David (Psalm 91)

July 10, 2017

“Because he clings to me, I will deliver him.” Reflection: Clinging to anyone would assume dependence upon that person for ones very life. Prayer: Lord God, you are ...

David (Psalm 91)

July 10, 2017

“Because he clings to me, I will deliver him.” Reflection: Clinging to anyone would assume dependence upon that person for ones very life. Prayer: Lord God, you are ...

Jesus (Matthew 11)

July 9, 2017

“Come to me you who are burdened. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me . . .” Reflection: A yoke is designed for two, so whatever the burden, it can be shared. Pr...

Jesus (Matthew 9)

July 8, 2017

“People do not put new wine into old wine skins.” Reflection: As in the days of the early church, God’s Holy Spirit is ready in our day to pour his new wine in...

Jesus (Matthew 9)

July 7, 2017

Jesus saw a man named Matthew and he said, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. Matthew was a tax collector. Reflection: Jesus was frequently criticized for ...

(Collect)

July 6, 2017

“God chose us to be children of light.” Reflection: We are called to be light. This is our heritage as children of God. Prayer: Lord God, you have told us that you a...

David (Psalm 46)

July 5, 2017

“All peoples, clap your hands. Cry to God with shouts of joy.” Reflection: There are so many ways and reasons why we should rejoice in our God. Prayer: Lord God, it ...

(Preface)

July 4, 2017

“Christ our Lord, spoke to us of peace that lives in our midst . . .” Reflection: Peace is essential for a life grounded in harmony and inner stillness. Prayer: Lord...

Jesus (John 20)

July 3, 2017

Jesus said to Thomas, “. . . because you see me, you believe.” Reflection: Faith is believing without factual proof. Most of us would agree that we have faith. And, ...

Jesus (Matthew 10)

July 2, 2017

“Whoever receives you, receives me.” Reflection: What a bold statement! Would it be true of us, that anyone encountering us during the day would be receiving the ble...

Moses (Genesis 18)

July 1, 2017

Moses saw three men nearby. He ran to greet them, bowed low and said, “Please do not go on past your servant.” Reflection: Hospitality – welcoming and sharing ...

Leper (Matthew 8)

June 30, 2017

A leper approached Jesus and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” Reflection: This leper in Matthew’s gospel appears to be willing to accept whate...