Reflection Date: 
09/21/2012

Feast of St. Matthew

Scripture:

Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13;
 Matthew 9:9-13

Reflection:

Usually we like to put our best foot forward when we’re meeting someone for the first time, or entering a situation that is new to us.  We dread making a faux pas or a remark that is out of place.  This tendency of ours differs somewhat from what we meet in the biblical account presented today, on this feastday of the apostle and evangelist, St. Matthew.

Reflection Date: 
09/20/2012

Memorial of Saint Andrew Kim Taegŏn, priest and martyr and Saint Paul Chŏng Hasang, martyr, and their companions, martyrs

Scripture:

I Corinthians 15: 1-11
Luke 7: 36-50

  

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
09/18/2012

Scripture:

1 Corinthians 12: 12-14, 27-31a
Luke 7: 11-17

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
09/17/2012

Scripture:

1 Corinthians 11:17-26, 33
Luke 7:1-10

Reflection:

When I was young my great-aunts used to say things like:  ‘Vaya con Dios’ whenever I left their houses, ‘Si Dios Querien’ whenever we spoke about the future, and ‘Gracias a Dios!’ when something good happened. These statements, no matter how ordinary or small, always have reminded me where to fix my eyes, no matter the situation. Even the good things that I accomplish are for the glory and from the willingness of God.

Reflection Date: 
09/16/2012

  

Scripture:

Isaiah 50:5-9a
James 2:14-18
Mark 8:27-35

  

  

Reflection: 

Who Do You Say that Jesus Is?

Reflection Date: 
09/19/2012

Scripture:

1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13
Luke 7:31-35

Reflection:

"But wisdom is vindicated by all her children."
Luke 7:35

  

Reflection Date: 
09/15/2012

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

Scripture:

1 Corinthians 10:14-22
John 19:25-27 or Luke 2:33-35

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
09/13/2012

Scripture:
1 Corinthians 8:1b-7, 11-13
Luke 6:27-38

Reflection Date: 
09/14/2012

Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross

Scripture:

Numbers 21:4b-9
Philippians 2:6-11
John 3:13-17

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
09/11/2012

Scripture:

1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Luke 6:12-19

Reflection:

After praying all night, Jesus chose his twelve Apostles, the incipient Church.  Who are they?  They are the most unexceptional, unremarkable, rag-tag bunch of fishermen, zealots, tax-collecting self-centered, thick-headed, doubting men, filled with fear masked by bravado.