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Reflection for May 6, 2012

God prunes so that we may grow closer to Him

The Gospel for this week comes from the Gospel of John.  When Jesus speaks to His disciples, He says, " I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower: He takes away every branch in me that... Read More

Reflection for April 29, 2012

Readings emphasize the power and endurance of love

This week's readings make me feel like there is a lot of love going on.  First, Acts tells us of the event of Peter curing a cripple in the name of Jesus.  Jesus loves Peter and his deep faith.... Read More

Reflection for April 22, 2012

Loving one another includes caring for God's gifts

Today's Sacred Scripture continues to focus on the Resurrection stories. Luke sets the scene in the upper room where the disciples who had returned from Emmaus were recounting to those... Read More

Reflection for April 15, 2012

Feel like a doubting Thomas? We all do occasionally

by Sister Carolyn Zahringer The setting for today's Gospel is the evening of the first day of the week when the disciples (though not all) were together in a locked room.  It's evening, Jesus has... Read More

Reflection for Easter Sunday 2012

As Easter people, we help heal a hurting world

In the Gospel of John, proclaimed on Easter, Mary Magdalene waits outside the tomb.  When she peers in, there is disbelief and overwhelming grief because the body of Jesus is not there. Simon... Read More

Reflection for April 1, 2012

This Sunday, let us keep our palms

Let's keep the palms which were blessed today and with which we proclaim that Christ is our King. Let's put them in our home not to prevent thieves from entering (they don't serve for this); rather... Read More

Reflection for March 25, 2012

Tornadoes hit down in Indiana.  Teenagers are killed in a car accident.  A dear friend dies of cancer.  Yes, we are faced with much suffering and death in our world. In the Gospel for this Sunday... Read More

Reflection for March 18, 2012

Sometimes expressions of love are extraordinary. People leave their comfortable lives to respond to disasters. A soldier throws himself on the roadside bomb to save the lives of others. A pilot... Read More

Reflection for March 11, 2012

As a hospital chaplain for almost 20 years, I have been privileged to journey with people in sickness and have been present as they die. The experience of dying is unknown and unpredictable for... Read More

Reflection for March 4, 2012

What a touching story about holding hands. May you continue to inspire others in your ministry. Wow! What a beautiful connection to the Transfiguration! Deeply touching! Hi, Nettie--Thanks for... Read More