Reflection Date: 
01/26/2014

Scripture:
Isaiah 8:23-9:3
1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17
Matthew 4:12-23

Reflection:
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom
a light has shone.

Reflection Date: 
01/25/2014

The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle

Scripture:

Acts 22:3-16 or 9:1-22
Mark 16"15-18

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
01/24/2014

Scripture:

1 Samuel 24:3-21
Mark 3:13-19

Reflection:

And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him.
Mark 3:13

  

Reflection Date: 
01/23/2014

Scripture:

1 Samuel 18:6-9; 19:1-7
Mark 3:7-12

Reflection:

In today’s first reading from 1 Samuel, the women of Israel sing with joy about the triumph over the Philistines, but their song gives credit to David for killing more of the enemy than the king, Saul. And the Scriptures tell us that Saul becomes jealous of David, to the point of trying to kill him. As we read more and more of what happens to Saul and David, it seems that this jealousy is Saul’s undoing.

Reflection Date: 
01/22/2014

Scripture:

1 Samuel 17:32-33, 37, 40-51
Mark 3:1-6

Reflection:

"Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?" Mark 3:4

Reflection Date: 
01/21/2014

Memorial of St. Agnes

Scripture:

1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Matthew 13:44-46

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
01/20/2014

Scripture:

I Samuel 15: 16-23
Mark 2: 18-22

Reflection:

"Old habits die hard!"  Now, there’s a truism! 

Reflection Date: 
01/19/2014

Scripture:

Isaiah 49:3, 5-6
1 Corinthians 1:1-3
John 1:29-34

Reflection:

"I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth."
Isaiah 49:6

Reflection Date: 
01/16/2014

  

Scripture:

1 Samuel 4:1-11
Mark 1:40-45

Reflection:

How do we recognize and take God’s divine presence in and among us?  Do we see it as symbolic, or a living reality?  Do we take for granted its abiding nature and, at times, even as an amulet?  Or do we trust and appreciate its life-giving power at all times and in all circumstances? 

Reflection Date: 
01/15/2014

Scripture:

1 Samuel 3:1-10, 19-20
Luke 1:29-39

Reflection: