Weekday Reflections rss

Love with Mercy

“If you knew what this meant, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned these innocent men.  For the Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.” – Mt 12:7-8 Here in this gospel, Jesus makes it clear that He wants us to love with mercy, not judgement. He wants us to love… Read More ›

Take Courage

“In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, I have conquered the world.” – John 16:33 Have you ever been afraid to speak out about your faith? Neither one of my boys were afraid to speak out against abortion to a crowd of students at their school. I may have taught them about… Read More ›

Seeking A Sign

He sighed from the depth of his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Amen, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Mk 8:12 Jesus sighed.  The Pharisees were testing him. They did not believe him and did not wish to believe him. They probably would not… Read More ›

God Visits His People

Jesus went to the synagogue on the sabbath and and he stood up to read. “He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind …” – Lk 4:18 Jesus tells the people in the synagogue that this scripture has been fulfilled in their hearing. That God has come to… Read More ›

Sept. 25-29, 2017

Mon., September 25, 2017 Ezra 1:1-6; Luke 8:16-18 “For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.” Lk 8:17 Do I let the light of my faith in Jesus shine before those around me? Lord, I thank you for my faith in… Read More ›

Sept. 5-8, 2017

Tues., September 5, 2017  1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11; Luke 4:31-37 They were all amazed and said to one another, “What is there about his word? For with authority and power he commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.” – Lk 4:36 Jesus works in our lives everyday. What evil do I need Jesus to… Read More ›

July 31-August 4, 2017

Mon., July 31, 2017 St. Ignatius Loyola Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34; Matthew 13:31-35 He proposed another parable to them. “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. – Mt 13:31 Jesus said that our faith is like a mustard seed. When it grows, it is the… Read More ›

July 24-28, 2017

Mon., July 24, 2017 Exodus 14:5-18; Matthew 12:38-42 He said to them in reply, “An evil and unfaithful generation seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah the prophet. – Matthew 12:39 Jesus seems annoyed by the scribes’ and Pharisees’ requests for signs. Do I need signs of… Read More ›

July 4-7, 2017

Tues., July 4, 2017 Genesis 19:15-29; Matthew 8:23-27 He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?” Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. – Matthew 8:26 Jesus is always with us when we are afraid. When have I been afraid? When have… Read More ›

June 26-30, 2017

Mon., June 26, 2017 Gen 12:1-9; Matthew 7:1-5 “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye?” – Mt 7:3 Jesus tells us: “Do not judge.” Do I judge others? Lord, there are times that I become very judgmental. It is hard not… Read More ›

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