Reflection Date: 
02/04/2013

  

Scripture:

Hebrews11:32-40
Psalm 31
Mark 5:1-20

  

  

Reflection:

Comfort and Companionship Amidst the Challenges

Both Scripture selections present major challenges:  how do we deal with the demons of lethargy and evil?  No small challenge for the people of Jesus’ time, or today.

Reflection Date: 
02/03/2013

Scripture:

Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 or 13:4-13
Luke 4:21-30

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
02/02/2013

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Scripture:

Malachi 3:1-4
Psalm 24:7, 8, 9, 10
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke 2:22-40 or 2:22-32

  

  

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
02/01/2013

Scripture:

Hebrews 10:32-39 
Mark 4:26-34 

Reflection:

February - half way through the work year, half way through the school year.  The dead of winter.  Cold and tired, I sometimes feel like burrowing into a cave and hibernating until spring calls me forth.  Instead I must face the February "blues."  And I find that the readings of today may have been chosen to help us to do just that.  

Reflection Date: 
01/31/2013

  

Scripture: 

Hebrews 10: 19-25
Mark 4: 21-25

  

  

  

Reflection:

"…Anyone who has ears to hear ought to hear…" 

When I was studying to become a Deacon, Fr. Frank, the instructor in our final year, would periodically say "This is important, listen up" (which translated meant: this information is going to be on your final!). 

Reflection Date: 
01/30/2013

Scripture:

Hebrews 10:11-18
Mark 4:1-20

Reflection:

Some years ago there was a movie called Pay It Forward.  The message was:  When someone does you a good deed, don’t pay them back.  Pay it forward.  Do two good deeds to someone else, who hopefully will then do two good deeds to someone else, who will then do two good deeds…  Paying it forward multiplies and multiplies until everyone benefits.

Reflection Date: 
01/29/2013

Scripture:

Hebrews 10: 1-10
Mark 3:31-35

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
01/28/2013

Scripture:

Hebrews 9:15, 24-28
Mark 3:22-30

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
01/27/2013

Scripture:

Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10
1 Corinthians 12:12-30 or 12:12-14, 27
Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
01/26/2013

Memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus

Scripture:

2 Timothy 1:1-8 or Titus 1:1-5
Mark 3:20-21

Reflection:

Uh-oh!  We have family issues.