Reflection Date: 
10/26/2012

Scripture:
Ephesians 4:1-6
Luke 12:54-59

Reflection:
One of my esteemed professors in graduate school shared with me a fairly common matrix used by management professionals to prioritize the day’s or week’s tasks.  You may have seen or used this matrix:

  

Not Urgent and

Not Necessary

Reflection Date: 
10/24/2012

Scripture:

Ephesians 3:2-12
Luke 12:39-48

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
10/23/2012

Scripture:

Ephesians 2:12-22
Luke 12:35-38

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
10/22/2012

Scripture:

Ephesians 2:1-10
Luke 12:13-21

Reflection:

"The Lord made us we belong to Him."
Psalm 100:3b

  

Reflection Date: 
10/20/2012

Feast of St. Paul of the Cross,
Founder of the Passionist Congregation

Scripture: 

Isaiah 61, 1-3
I Corinthians 1, 17-25
Mark 6:7-13

  

  

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
10/19/2012

Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf
and Isaac Jogues

Scripture:

Ephesians 1:11-14
Luke 12:1-7

Reflection:

"Do not be afraid. You are worth more than many sparrows." (Luke 12:7)

Reflection Date: 
10/15/2012

Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus

Scripture:

Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31-5:1
Luke 11:29-32

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
10/14/2012

Scripture:

Wisdom 7:7-11
Hebrews 4:12-13
Mark 10:17-30 or 10:17-27

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
10/13/2012

Scripture:

Galatians 3:22-29
Luke 11:27-28

Reflection:

Jesus comes to free us. Jesus frees us to love beyond boundaries.  Jesus calls us to love freely and fully beyond the boundary of race, beyond the boundary of class, beyond the boundary of sexual identity, beyond our own dreams and wants, even beyond our securities.  When we love in this way, we will be called blessed. 

Reflection Date: 
10/11/2012

Scripture:

Galatians 3:1-5
Luke 11:5-13

Reflection:

"Ask and you will receive…"

When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he said: begin by saying "Father" — in Aramaic, "Abba" daddy.   That word sets the tone for how we are to pray.  God is not a father from whom gifts have to be forcibly extracted.  God is Abba, a loving, intimate father who delights in giving us all we need.