Reflection Date: 
04/03/2014

Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Scripture:

Exodus 32:7-14
John 5:31-47

Reflection:

"Then he spoke of exterminating them, but Moses, his chosen one, withstood him in the breach to turn back his destructive wrath." Psalms 106:23

Reflection Date: 
04/02/2014

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Scripture:

Isaiah 49:8-15

Gospel: John 5:17-30

Reflection:

Today’s readings ask us to remember that our relationship with God has been revealed as a bond as close as that of a mother and her children (Isaiah), or a parent and child (John). 

Reflection Date: 
04/01/2014

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Scripture:

Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12
John 5:1-16

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
03/31/2014

Monday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Scripture:      
Isaiah 65: 17-21
 John 4: 43-54

Reflection:

"…there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create: For I create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight…"    Isaiah 65: 18

Reflection Date: 
03/30/2014

Fourth Sunday of Lent

Scripture:

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41

  

  

Reflection:

Our gospel today is about the cure of the blind man.  We might think, "Well, that doesn’t apply to me.  I can see."  But can we?  Blindness can be more than a physical affliction.

Reflection Date: 
03/29/2014

Saturday of the Third Week of Lent

Scripture:

Hosea 6:1-6
Luke 18:9-14

Reflection:

"What can I do with you, Ephraim?  What can I do with you, Judah?  Your piety is like a morning cloud, like the dew that early passes away.  For this reason I smote them through the prophets, I slew them by the words of my mouth; For it is love that I desire, not sacrifice, and knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings."

Reflection Date: 
03/27/2014

Thursday of the Third Week of Lent

Scripture:
Jeremiah 7:23-28
Luke 11:14-23

Reflection:
A fine, contemporary theologian recently said that many of us in church leadership today - preachers, teachers, and hierarchy - are comfortable giving eloquent answers to questions people aren’t asking!

Reflection Date: 
04/10/2014

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Scripture:

Genesis 17:3-9
John 8:51-59

Reflection:

In this time of Lent, we accompany those in our midst who journey toward Easter Vigil, when they will be washed in the waters of baptism. Part of that journey involves engaging in three Scrutinies - prayerful rites aimed at helping the Elect break down the obstacles that block them from God.

Reflection Date: 
03/28/2014

Friday of the Third Week of Lent

Scripture:

Hosea 14:2-10
Mark 12:28-34

Reflection:

How do we hear the voice of God?  The psalm response of today, ‘I am the Lord your God: hear my voice’ serves to remind us that God is always calling, always near to us, always present.  Each year during the Lenten season we are encouraged to take time to hear God’s call, to listen to that still small voice within nudging, challenging and prodding us to be still and know that God is with us.

Reflection Date: 
03/26/2014

Wednesday of the Third Week of Lent

Scripture:

Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9
Matthew 5:17-19

Reflection:

His shoes said it all.  Either he’d come in wearing his ordinary, workday wingtips or his well-worn, grass stained sneakers.  Which ones he wore said it all.