Reflection Date: 
03/31/2012

Scripture:

Ezekiel 37:21-28
John 11:45-56

Reflection:

"Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up from the country to Jerusalem before Passover to purify themselves.  They looked for Jesus…."

When I first read today’s Gospel, the phrase that immediately caught my attention was: "They looked for Jesus…." 

Reflection Date: 
03/29/2012

Scripture:

Genesis 17:3-9
John 8:51-59

Reflection:

"The Lord remembers his covenant forever." 

Reflection Date: 
03/28/2012

Scripture:

Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95
John 8:31-42

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
04/08/2013

Solemnity of the Annunciation

Scripture:

Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10
Hebrews 10:4-10
Luke 1:26-38

  

  

Reflection:

Years ago, filled with doubt and trepidation, I readied myself to embark on a major new challenge.  A good and wise friend said to me in response to my uncertainty, "You know what you’re doing.  You just don’t know what you’re getting into."

Reflection Date: 
03/27/2012

Scripture:

Numbers 21:4-9
John 8:21-30

Reflection:

Sociologist Peter Berger writes, "It seems plausible that folly and fools, like religion and magic, meet some deeply rooted needs in human society."

  

Reflection Date: 
03/25/2012

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Scripture:

Jeremiah 31:34-34
Hebrews 5:7-9
John 12:20-33

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
03/24/2012

Scripture:

Jeremiah 11:18-20
John 740-53

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
03/23/2012

Scripture:

Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22
John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
03/22/2012

Scripture:
Exodus 32:7-14
John 5:31-47

Reflection:
"Let me alone, then, that my wrath may blaze up against them to consume them… Let your blazing wrath die down; relent in punishing your people… So the LORD relented in the punishment he had threatened to inflict on his people." Ex 32:10,12b,14

Reflection Date: 
03/21/2012

Scripture:

Isaiah 49:8-15
John 5:17-30

Reflection:

Lent is a purification time.   We used to speak of spring house cleaning.  Lent comes on the verge of spring, and today is usually considered the beginning of spring.  It too is a cleansing process season, but of ourselves, rather than of a house or a garage.  We engage in penitential actions as the cleansing elements.  We do it over forty days.  Ordinarily, spring house cleaning was also a laborious process, and extended over a period of time.