Reflection Date: 
07/03/2012

Feast of Saint Thomas the Apostle

Scripture:

Ephesians 2:19-22
John 20:24-29

Reflection:

The Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle - Some questions to take to prayer. Does God actively pursue me? Do I ever sense that God is "drawing" me into a situation, where I can be of service? Is there a grace or gift which God reminds me of that is for others? Do I ever feel "zeal" about carrying out a task?

Reflection Date: 
07/02/2012

Scripture:

Amos 2:6-10, 13-16
Matthew 8:18-22

Reflection:

Today’s gospel selection is very brief.  In the context of Matthew’s narrative, Jesus is establishing his credibility as "Son of Man", as the expected Messiah, as someone whom the people can approach for wise teaching ("Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go."), and for the miraculous signs of God’s favor (the preceding cures, including that of Peter’s mother-in-law).

Reflection Date: 
07/01/2012

Scripture:

Wisdom 1: 13-15;  2: 23-24
2 Corinthians 8: 7, 9, 13-15
Mark 5: 21-43,                                                   

Reflection:

Today’s  readings are all about God’s great healing love for us, everyone of us, and God’s call to us to do the works of love for each other. 

Reflection Date: 
06/30/2012

Scripture:

Lamentations 2:2, 10-14, 18-19
Matthew 8:5-17

Reflection:

The sixth century B.C. was a time of much sorrow.  Our first reading from Lamentations gives us a taste of the people’s pain.

  

Reflection Date: 
06/28/2012

Scripture:
2 Kings 24:8-17
Matthew 7:21-29

Reflection:
What does it mean to be a Christian?  Today’s words from Matthew and the preceding verses and chapters, give a clear definition of our role as Christians- followers of Christ and heirs of the Kingdom.

Reflection Date: 
06/27/2012

Scripture:

2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3
Matthew 7:15-20

Reflection:

Each generation and each culture of religion has been plagued by "false prophets" - people who mistakenly claim to have a special relationship with God, or a special message from God. Early Christian documents also show that the first followers of Jesus struggled with the problem of authenticity, or how to evaluate the genuineness of their proclamation.

Reflection Date: 
06/26/2012

Scripture:

2 Kings 19:9b-11, 14-21, 31-35a, 36
Matthew 7:6, 12-14

Reflection:

"Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.  This is the Law and the Prophets."

Reflection Date: 
06/24/2012

Scripture:

Isaiah 49:1-6
Acts 13:22-26
Luke 1:57-66, 80

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
06/23/2012

Scripture:

2 Chronicles 24:17-25
Matthew 6:24-34

Reflection:

In our Gospel reading from Matthew, we hear Jesus make two statements, almost at the outset: "You cannot serve God and mammon;" and "Therefore, I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear." The second statement flows from the first. When we get caught up with what is not of God, it is easier to worry.

Reflection Date: 
06/20/2014

Scripture:

2 Kings 11:1-4, 9-18, 20
Matthew 6:19-23

Reflection:

Jesus said to his disciples, "Do not store up for yourselves treaasures on earth, where moth and decay destroys, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroy, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be." (Matthew 6:19-21)