Reflection Date: 
06/19/2011

Feast of the Most Holy Trinity 

Scripture:

Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
John 3:16-18

Reflection:

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you." II Corinthians 13:13

Reflection Date: 
06/17/2011

Scripture:

2 Corinthians 11:18, 21-30
Matthew 6:7-15

Reflection:

At times it can be hard to let go of what we know and have grown accustomed to. For some of us it is the comforts of our home, or knowing that we are financially sound. We love or long for having the ability to buy the latest phone, clothes and luxuries. But do these things keep us from our Lord? Do we allow these items to "darken our world"?

Reflection Date: 
06/16/2011

Scripture:

2 Corinthians 11:1-11
Matthew 6: 7-15

Reflection:

Reading today’s message to the Corinthians, I find myself hoping that at some point Paul allowed himself to head for a Grecian field so that he could scream to his heart’s content.

After venting his frustration, he probably needed to weep a thousand tears, too.

Reflection Date: 
06/15/2011

Scripture:

2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18

Reflection:

Today’s scripture is both warning and promise. Paul tells us to look into our hearts.

  

Reflection Date: 
06/17/2013

Scripture:

2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Matthew 5:38-42

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
06/12/2011

Pentecost Sunday

Scripture:

Acts 2:1-11
1 Corinthians 12:3-7, 12-13
John 20:19-23

  

  

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
06/11/2011

Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle 

Scripture:

Acts 11:21b-26; 13:1-3
John 21:20-25

Reflection:

"They sent Barnabas to go to Antioch."

Reflection Date: 
06/09/2011

  

Scripture:

Acts 22:30; 23:6-11
John 17:20-26

  

  

  

Reflection:

We Share and Are Sharers of the Father’s Glory

Today’s gospel gives us the concluding words of Jesus at the Last Supper. They have been part of a 3day reflection that we might compare with the beginning of John’s gospel.

Reflection Date: 
06/08/2011

Scripture:

Acts 20:28-38
John 17:11b-19

Reflection:

Before I became a Passionist, I was involved in lay ministry for three years. Each year I was located in a different town/parish in Missouri (Marceline, Chamois, St. Louis). In each locale, I developed friendships as I reached out to youth and seniors alike. Finally, at the conclusion of each year, there was the going away party replete with hugs and goodbyes.

Reflection Date: 
06/10/2011

Scripture:

Acts: 25:13b-21
John 21:15-19

Reflection:

The Illusion of Control

I have been flying a lot lately, and I find there is nothing like a flight delay or cancellation to highlight how much we Americans value autonomy and control. We expect to go where we want when we want, and we deeply resent interference by any human or natural force.  (In fact, in most cases the word "resent" is far too tame.)