Tag: scripture

Reaching Out in Prayer

After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When it was evening he was there alone. – Matthew 14:24 Mass is prayer and is one of the most important ways to grow closer to God. Praying with community is important. However, personal prayer, spending time alone with Jesus, is also… Read More ›

The Better Part

“There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” – Luke 10:42 I have often been more Mary than Martha. Prayer time is a priority for me. Or at least it was. Since this pandemic thing took control of our lives, my prayer… Read More ›

Loving Our Neighbor

“The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:31 It is easy to understand the verse before this one – to love the Lord your God with all your heart. It is easy to do, too, I might add. God is so good…. Read More ›

God Our Father

“I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.” – John 7:29 Jesus says he knows the Father because he is from the Father. God is our Father. Do we know Him? Are we aware of His presence in our lives? Where has God sent us? How did we respond?  So many questions…. Read More ›

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 ›

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