Reflection Date: 
07/17/2011

  

Scripture:

Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
Romans 8:26-27
Matthew 13:24-43 or 13:24-30

  

  

Reflection:

The Holy Spirit: Our Spiritual Caretaker

Though the Lord is kind and merciful there will be a time he will judge us all. This is just and right as we see from the book of Wisdom in the first reading:

Reflection Date: 
07/16/2011

Scripture:

Exodus 12:37-42
Matthew 12:14-21

Reflection;

Today’s first reading tells of the exodus of the children of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt; their journey away from death and into the light of hope.

And then today’s Gospel reading tells of the light of hope that dawns on those cured by Jesus, which only hastens Jesus’ own journey towards death.

Reflection Date: 
07/18/2011

Scripture:

Exodus 14:5-18
Matthew  12: 38-42

Reflection:

"Fear not, stand your ground!"

Reflection Date: 
07/15/2011

Scripture:

Exodus 11:10-12:14
Matthew 12: 1-8

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
07/13/2011

Scripture:

Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12
Matthew 11:25-27

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
07/12/2011

  

Scripture:

Exodus 2:1-15a
 Matthew 11:20-24

  

  

  

Reflection:

What if you knew for certain that there was a worldwide event about to take place and you told everyone you knew and no one listened to you? Perhaps in some small measure you would then understand Jesus’ voicing his frustration in today’s gospel.

Reflection Date: 
07/11/2011

Scripture:

Exodus 1:8-14, 22
Matthew 10:34-11:1

Reflection:

"I have come to bring, not peace, but the sword."

Reflection Date: 
07/12/2013

Scripture:
Genesis 46:1-7, 28-30
Matthew 10:16-23

Reflection:
The Gospel speaks to the "New Evangelization" as the apostles are sent out on their mission to spread God’s Word to all people. One verse that has always struck a chord in me as a missionary is "Be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves."

Reflection Date: 
07/10/2011

  

Scripture:

Isaiah 55:10-11
Romans 8:18-23
Matthew 13:1-23 or 13:1-9

  

  

Reflection:

There are two aspects of seed-growing highlighted in today’s readings.  One aspect is my responsibility to plant and nurture seeds of faith in the world.  The other is my responsibility to be a fertile field so God can plant and grow in me. I don’t know which is harder.

Reflection Date: 
07/06/2011

Scripture:

Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7a, 17-24a
Matthew 10:1-7

Reflection: