Reflection Date: 
02/16/2014

  

Scripture:

Sirach 15:15-20
1 Corinthians 2:6-10
Matthew 5:17-37

  

  

Reflection:

Jesus Christ, the Fulfillment of God’s Law and Prophets

Reflection Date: 
02/15/2014

Scripture:

1 Kings 12:26-32; 13: 33-34
Mark 8:1-10

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
02/14/2014

Scripture:

1 Kings 11:29-32; 12:19
Mark 7:31-37

Reflection:

In looking through today’s readings the message that jumped out at me the most came from the responsorial psalm, " I am the Lord your God, hear my voice".  A pretty straight forward, simple message, a message that is very similar to what we hear at the river Jordan for Jesus’ baptism, "This is my beloved son, listen to him".

Reflection Date: 
02/12/2014

Scripture:

1 Kings 10:1-10
Mark 7:14-23

Reflection:

Evagrius Ponticus, a fourth-century Christian monk, instructed his disciples: "Strive to render your mind deaf and dumb at the time of prayer and then you will be able to pray." Evagrius was offering advice on a form of contemplative prayer called meditation. As a mystic, he trusted that God is present in the depth of the human heart and that inner Divinity could be accessed through the discipline of meditation.

Reflection Date: 
02/13/2014

Scripture:

1 Kings 11:4-13
Mark 7:24-30

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
02/11/2014

Scripture:

1 Kings 8:22-23, 27-30
Mark 7:1-13

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
02/09/2014

Scripture:

Isaiah 58:7-10
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
Matthew 5:13-16

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
02/08/2014

Scripture:

1 Kings 3:4-13
Mark 6:30-34

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
02/10/2014

Memorial of Saint Scholastica

Scripture:

1 Kings 8:1-7, 9-13
Mark 6:53-56

Reflection:

It happened again today. I received a religious email promising that if I forward it to a certain number of other people, God would do something amazing in my life. I did not forward it. God continues to do amazing things in my life.

Reflection Date: 
02/07/2014

 Scripture:

Sirach 47:2-11
Mark 6:14-29

 Reflection:

As a high school Passionist seminarian, I had great hopes of saving the world. I wanted to be like David so beautifully described in our first reading for today.

  

"He made sport of lions as though they were kids,
and of bears, like lambs of the flock.
As a youth he slew the giant
and wiped out the people’s disgrace…"
Sirach 47: 3-4