Reflection Date: 
11/18/2012

Scripture:

Daniel 12:1-3
Hebrews 10:11-14, 18
Mark 13:24-32

Reflection: 

Reflection Date: 
11/17/2012

Scripture:

3 John 5-8
Luke 18:1-8

Reflection:

"But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?"  Luke 18:8

Reflection Date: 
11/14/2014

  

Scripture:

2 John 4-9
Luke 17:26-37

  

  

  

Reflection:

"Be Faithful to God
in and through Difficult Times"

Reflection Date: 
11/15/2012

Scripture:

Philemon 7-20
Luke 17:20-25

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
11/14/2012

Scripture:

Titus 3:1-7
Luke 17:11-19

Reflection:

When I was young and we visited the dentist or doctor’s office there would always be a copy of Highlights Magazine in the waiting room.  In it I loved to read the comic strip "Goofus and Gallant". 

In the comic, two boys are given a situation in life in which they need to respond.

Reflection Date: 
11/11/2012

Scripture:

1 Kings 17:10-16
Hebrews 9:24-28
Mark 12:38-44 or 12:41-44

Reflection:

When Jody Richards saw a homeless man begging outside a downtown Washington, DC McDonald’s, he bought the man a cheeseburger.  No one noticed, except a sociologist doing a study on the poor.  And there was nothing unusual about this, except that Richards was homeless, too, and the 99-cent cheeseburger represented a lavish chunk of the $9.50 he had earned that day from panhandling.

Reflection Date: 
11/09/2012

Feast of the Dedication
of the Lateran Basilica

Scripture:

Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12
1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17
John 2:13-22

  

  

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
11/10/2012

Scripture:

Philippians 4:10-19
Luke 16:9-15

Reflection:

Jesus teaches that those who prove untrustworthy in small things will be untrustworthy in greater ones, while those you can trust in small matters are trustworthy all the way around. This simple statement points out that no one becomes a disciple nor a cad in one easy step. It is always a series of small choices, each of which create patterns that form us and determine our character.

Reflection Date: 
11/07/2012

Scripture:

Philippians 2:12-18
Luke 14:25-33

Reflection:

Looks can be deceiving, Take for instance, Fr. Randal Joyce, C.P. On the outside, he looks like the perfect monk, quiet, reflective and obedient to his superiors. He even looked that way in the 60’s when I first met him. He was my first spiritual director. That’s when I learned what he was really like though. He gave me subversive books to read that modern day terrorists could learn from, about people who changed their worlds.

Reflection Date: 
11/06/2012

Scripture:

Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 14:15-24

Reflection:

"It’s too good to be true." That is what we think when we are informed that we have received a free gift from a telephone call, a letter in the mail or an invitation on the internet. "Nothing is free in this life," we tell ourselves. This is normally a smart and safe reaction. The Gospel reading today, though, reminds us that there can be an offer that is too good to be true and is also trustworthy.