Tag: gospel reflections

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 ›

The Peace the World Cannot Give

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid. – Jn 14:27 Peace.  The kind of peace that only Jesus can give. It is not the peace of sitting in silence or feeling… Read More ›

Do We Belong to the World?

Jn 15:18-21 “If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you”. – John 15:19 “The world hates you.” Strong words, but they tell us what we need to hear. After… 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 ›

Are We Aware?

And he said, “Amen, I say to you, no prophet is accepted in his own native place. – Lk 4:24 I heard new things in this gospel reading today. And it led to a lot of questions. Do we take others for granted? Do we take our co-workers and family members for granted? Do we… 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 ›

Epiphany

Nations shall walk by your light, and kings by your shining radiance. – Isaiah 60:3 Do we who seek God seek Him in the hearts of His followers? Do we recognize the light of Christ in others? When we seek His light, do we find Him? And when we find His light, do we reflect… Read More ›

Recognizing the Messiah

“Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel.”  – Lk 2:29-32 Simeon recognized the Messiah in a little baby. He looked… Read More ›

Feb. 13-17, 2017

Mon., February 13, 2017 Genesis 4:1-15, 25; Mark 8:11-13 The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. – Mk 8:11 What signs has Jesus given me in my life? Lord, I know you are always putting signs in front of me to help… Read More ›

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