Reflection Date: 
04/16/2011

Scripture:

Ezekiel 37:21-28
John 11:45-56

Reflection:

There is only a short space of time at Mass, minutes, between the first reading, which soothes us with its promise of peace, to the reading of John’s Gospel, in which sides are being chosen and death looms.  This "short space of time" seems to be, in and of itself, a metaphor for how quickly in life we can go from unity to divisiveness. We travel from peace to war sometimes at a dizzying speed.

Reflection Date: 
04/15/2011

Scripture:

Jeremiah 20:10-13
John 10:31-42

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
04/14/2011

Scripture:

Genesis 17:3-9
John 8:51-59

Reflection:

As we draw closer to the most sacred week of the entire Liturgical year we see in our readings today a wonderful parallel between the great Abram, who became Abraham, the father of many kings and nations, and the man called Jesus of Nazareth, who, after suffering death and then the glory of resurrection, would be known forever as the Christ, the Savior, and the Son of God.

Reflection Date: 
04/13/2011

Scripture:

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

Reflection:

Reflection Date: 
04/12/2011

Scripture:

Numbers 21:4-9
John 8:21-30

Reflection:

Jesus said to them, "You belong to what is below,
I belong to what is above.
You belong to this world,
but I do not belong to this world."
(John 8:23)

Reflection Date: 
04/11/2011

Scripture:

Daniel 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62
John 8:1-11

Reflection:

The Woman Caught in Adultery

Reflection Date: 
04/10/2011

Scripture:

Ezekiel 37:12-14
Romans 8:8-11
John 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45

Reflection:

After my husband died suddenly, I remember praying that God would bring him back to life like Lazarus.  I wanted nothing more in all the world. 

Reflection Date: 
04/09/2011

Scripture:

Jeremiah 11:18-20
John 7:40-53

Reflection:

In John’s gospel we meet error, confusion and even, we might say, the manifestation of an ‘original sin’ in self-imposed isolation. Jeremiah, the Prophet of our first reading experiences these feelings, and they are not unknown to ourselves. We may want to carry the psalm refrain with us today as our prayer in the midst of such feelings, "Lord, my God, I take shelter in you."

Reflection Date: 
04/08/2011

Scripture:

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

Reflection:

As we journey toward Holy Week, our readings focus on violence and treachery. Jesus is the focus of misunderstanding and injustice.

  

Reflection Date: 
04/07/2011

Scripture:

Exodus 32:7-14
John 5:31-47

Reflection: