Reflection Date: 
04/19/2011

Scripture:

Isaiah 49:1-6
John 13:21-33, 36-38

Reflection:

False witnesses have stood up against me and my enemies threaten violence; Lord, do not surrender me into their power! (Psalm 26:12-Entrance Antiphon).

Reflection Date: 
03/25/2013

Monday of Holy Week 

Scripture:

Isaiah 42:1-7
John 12:1-11

Reflection:

"The Lord is my light and my salvation."  Psalm 27

You country folks might laugh at this city kid.  I find that driving on country roads at night is a bit scary.   And, of course, there is that very familiar experience of walking down a hallway or into a room in which there is no light only to bump into things that I couldn’t see.  Light is critical for sight.

Reflection Date: 
04/17/2011

Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

Scripture:

Matthew 21:1-11
Isaiah 50:4-7
Philippians 2:6-11
Matthew 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54

  

  

Reflection:

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.