Daily Reflections

(Genesis 15)

June 28, 2017

“Abram put his faith in the Lord.” Reflection: Of all the many attempts to describe Abram, the man who spoke face to face with God, this one, simple sentence would b...

Jesus (Matthew 7)

June 27, 2017

Jesus said, “How narrow the gate that leads to life. And those who find it are few.” Reflection: While Jesus was speaking, perhaps he had in mind the sheep gate, wit...

(Genesis 12)

June 26, 2017

The Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from the land of your kinfolk, to a land that I shall show you.” Reflection: As with Abram, so too, with us. God calls us to let go...

Jesus (Matthew 10)

June 25, 2017

“Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin, yet not one falls without your Father knowing it. So, do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows." Reflectio...

(Isaiah 49)

June 24, 2017

“Hear me, O coastlands, listen O distant people, I will make of you a light that will reach the ends of the earth." Reflection: Isaiah reminds us that we are all gift...

Moses (Deuteronomy 7)

June 23, 2017

Moses spoke to the people, “You are a people sacred to the Lord. He has chosen you and he has set his heart on you.” Reflection: What wondrous words! Imagine, being ...

Jesus (Matthew 6)

June 22, 2017

When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, he told them to be simple. One thing he told them to do was ask their Father for “. . . daily bread.” Reflection: Jesus long...

David (Psalm 24)

June 21, 2017

 “The clean of heart will climb the mountain of the Lord.” Reflection: Following the Lord entails a good bit of “mountain climbing.” Striving for a ...

David (Psalm 24)

June 21, 2017

“The clean of heart will climb the mountain of the Lord.” Reflection: Following the Lord entails a good bit of “mountain climbing.” Striving for a clean ...

Jesus (Matthew 5)

June 20, 2017

“But I say to you, be perfect.” Reflection: Often, our perception of “perfect” is akin to not having any faults or failings. The dictionary (and Jesus) s...

Paul (2 Corinthians)

June 19, 2017

“Brothers and Sisters, we plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain.” Reflection: At times, we might have given something precious Prayer: Lord God, you...

Moses (Deuteronomy 8)

June 18, 2017

“Do not forget the Lord your God who guided you through the vast and terrible desert and fed you with manna.” Reflection: As we all pass through the “deserts&r...

Paul (2 Corinthians)

June 17, 2017

The love of Christ impels us . . .” Reflection: What a world ours would be if everyone’s life would be impelled by the love of Christ. Prayer: Lord God, such a stron...

Paul (2 Corinthians)

June 16, 2017

“We hold this treasure in earthen vessels that the power may be of God and not from us.” Reflection: Our bodies are indeed earthen vessels subject to the fragile tex...

Paul (2 Corinthians)

June 15, 2017

“All of us, gazing on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the Lord.” Reflection: “. . . gazing on the glory of the Lord . . .” the poets te...

David (Psalm 25)

June 14, 2017

“Teach me your paths, my God, and guide me.” Reflection: In Africa, there are areas where there are no roads. One must follow the tracks in the grass made by previou...

Paul (2 Corinthians)

June 13, 2017

“Christ has anointed us in God: he has also put his seal upon us and given us the Spirit in our hearts.” Reflection: Such a stunning out pouring of our God’s l...

Paul (2 Corinthians)

June 13, 2017

“Christ has anointed us in God: he has also put his seal upon us and given us the Spirit in our hearts.” Reflection: Such a stunning out pouring of our God’s l...

Jesus (Matthew 5)

June 12, 2017

Jesus said, “Blessed are the poor, those who mourn, those who are hungry and blessed are those meek, merciful and clean of heart.” Reflection: Jesus reminds us that ...

Paul (Galatians 4)

June 11, 2017

“You are children of God and God has sent into your heart the Spirit of his Son.” Reflection: How often do we ever reflect upon being God’s children as well as...

(Tobit 13)

June 10, 2017

“So now consider what the Lord has done for you and praise him with full voice.” Reflection: Gratitude is a subtle virtue. It is often overlooked especially when it ...

David (Psalm 146)

June 9, 2017

“The Lord keeps faith forever . . .” Reflection: We are told that in our times, amid all sorts of unthinkable sufferings, loneliness is the most prevalent. Prayer: L...

Jesus (Mark 12)

June 8, 2017

One of the scribes asked Jesus, “Which is the first of all commandments?” Jesus replied, “You shall love.” Reflection: Life is sometimes so full of laws,...

(Jeremiah 20)

June 7, 2017

“Oh God, keep us from all that might harm us and grant all that works for our good.” Reflection: We may be assured that God makes every effort to keep us safe but so...

Paul (Ephesians 1)

June 6, 2017

“Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, enlighten the eyes of our hearts.” Reflection: Perhaps the reason that Jesus was so misunderstood was because he viewed life with t...