Tag: gospel reflections

Our Hearts Will Rejoice

So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. – John 16:22 The present time is certainly a time of anguish and grief. So many deaths from this pandemic. So many separations as family members cannot… Read More ›

Jesus Our Friend

No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. – John 15:13 Think of how we feel when we are with our friends. Especially our best friend.  We love them and know we are loved by them. We are relaxed with our friends. We have no fear. We do… Read More ›

Jesus, Help Us See

Then he laid hands on his eyes a second time and he saw clearly; his sight was restored and he could see everything distinctly. – Mk 8:25 Sometimes we just don’t “see.” We don’t see Jesus’ presence in our lives. We don’t see how we affect others. We don’t see the blessings. We need to… Read More ›

Jesus Loving Us Through a Storm

Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?” The disciples were terrified. There was a major storm and they were afraid they would drown. They woke up Jesus, who had been sleeping in the boat and asked him if he cared that they might perish. They just did not… Read More ›

Sabbath Rest

“That is why the Son of Man is lord even of the sabbath.” – Mark 2:28 When I was a little girl, I remember that Sundays were for rest. And for family. I enjoyed them. We would go to church. Have a big dinner at home or at my grandparents’ house. Sometimes we went to the… Read More ›

First Reconciliation

Jesus heard this and said to them [that], “Those who are well do not need a physician,* but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.” – Mark 2:17 If Jesus loves us as we are, even when we are weak and sinful, then why can we not love ourselves? Why… Read More ›

The Cross

August 9, 2019 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” – Matthew 16:24 Every Easter, when I was a child, I would watch King of Kings, a movie about the life of Jesus. Every time I watched it, I would… Read More ›

July 30, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 “Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears ought to hear.” – Matthew 13:43 We often forget that we are children of God. If we take the time to listen … listen to His Word, in scripture, in our hearts, then we… Read More ›

Wheat and Weeds

“Let them grow together until harvest…”  – Matthew 13:30 Jesus tells us that the kingdom includes both good and evil. We are both wheat and weeds.  We go to church, not because we are perfect, but because we know we are not perfect and we need God in our lives. We know that we need… Read More ›

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 ›

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