Tag: scripture

Do We believe Jesus?

And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it [on] the last day.  – Jn 6:39 I have always found comfort in this verse. Jesus says he will not lose anything of what the Father gave… Read More ›

Talk to Jesus First

Today’s Gospel: Luke 6:12-19 Many times throughout the gospels, we read about Jesus taking some time away from the crowds to pray. Today’s gospel tells us how Jesus went to be alone and to pray and then chose the Twelve apostles. So I would have to think that if Jesus needs some alone time to… Read More ›

Prophet without Honor

August 2, 2019 And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and in his own house.” (Mt 13:57) For years I wrote reflections and gave retreats. I had a loyal following, but most members of my family did not read these… 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 ›

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 ›

August 15-19, 2016

Mon., August 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Corinthians 15:20-27; Luke 1:39-56 And Mary said: “My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior.” – Lk 1:46-47 In her humility, Mary proclaimed the greatness of the Lord. Does my life always reflect… Read More ›

August 8-12, 2016

Mon., August 8, 2016 St. Dominic, priest Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28c; Matthew 17:22-27 “But that we may not offend them, go to the sea, drop in a hook, and take the first fish that comes up. Open its mouth and you will find a coin worth twice the temple tax. Give that to them for me… Read More ›

Bringing Light to Others

“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” (Luke 12:48) Since becoming Catholic, I have felt so blessed. My life has changed in so many ways. And my relationship with God has grown in so many ways. I could never have… Read More ›

August 1- 5, 2016

Mon., August 1 St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Jeremiah 28:1-17; Matthew 14:13-21 They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over —twelve wicker baskets full. – Mt 14:20 Jesus provides food for the crowd. What food might Jesus be offering me this day? Lord, I know… Read More ›

June 27-July 1

Mon., June 27, 2016 Amos 2:6-10, 13-16; Matthew 8:18-22 A scribe approached and said to him, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” – Mt 8:19 Jesus says “Follow me.” What does it mean to follow Jesus? Lord, I yearn to follow you. What does it mean for me to follow you? Help me… Read More ›

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