Reflection Date: 
11/04/2012

Scripture:

Deuteronomy 6:2-6
Hebrews 7:23-28
Mark 12:28b-34

Reflection:

All-Inclusive Love

The scribe in today’s Gospel selection puts an interesting question to Jesus:  Which is the 1st of the commandments?  No doubt the scribe knew the many regulations in the Hebrew Scriptures, some 613 distinct commandments; the scribe was truly seeking insight and direction by asking which commandment is the greatest.

Reflection Date: 
11/03/2012

Scripture:

Philippians 1:18b-26
Luke 14:1, 7-11

Reflection:

"The one who humbles oneself shall be exalted." In this Word, I intend that I will pay attention to those who are wanting to get through to me.

"Listen, please."

Reflection Date: 
11/02/2012

The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)

Scripture:

Wisdom 3:1-9
Romans 5:5-11 or 6:3-9
John 6:37-40

  

  

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
11/01/2012

Scripture:      

Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14   
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12a

Reflection:

Today is a feast that we can all rejoice in - All Saints Day, the feast of all those now with the Lord in eternal life and happiness.   

Reflection Date: 
10/31/2012

Scripture:

1 Ephesians 6:1-9
Luke 13:22-30

Reflection:

"Strive to enter through the narrow gate."

Jesus is walking with a crowd of people. Someone asks; "Lord, will those who are saved be few?"  Jesus doesn’t answer the person’s question. Instead, he says, "Strive to enter through the narrow gate. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able."

Reflection Date: 
10/30/2012

Scripture:
Ephesians 5:21-33 or 5:2a, 25-32
Luke 13:18-21

Reflection:
A mustard seed is just a little thing.  But it can grow into a large shrub where the birds of the air build their nests.   A thought is a small thing, like a mustard seed.  But a small thought can lead to something very big. 

Reflection Date: 
10/28/2012

Scripture:

Jeremiah 31: 7:9
Hebrews 5:1-6
Mark 10:46-52

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
10/29/2012

Scripture:

Ephesians 4:32-5:8
Luke 13:10-17

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
10/26/2012

Scripture:
Ephesians 4:1-6
Luke 12:54-59

Reflection:
One of my esteemed professors in graduate school shared with me a fairly common matrix used by management professionals to prioritize the day’s or week’s tasks.  You may have seen or used this matrix:

  

Not Urgent and

Not Necessary

Reflection Date: 
10/24/2012

Scripture:

Ephesians 3:2-12
Luke 12:39-48

Reflection: