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Reflection for Dec. 30, 2018

Wisdom revealed

The Gospel implies that Jesus was not born with all the answers, that God revealed wisdom over time. This is comforting especially in times when we feel a spiritual “dryness” or don’t understand the... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 23, 2018

The Gospel for today is one of my favorites, the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth.  I offer a beautiful poem for your reflection. Two women meet, cousins yet more than kin— bound now to one another ... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 16, 2018

Gaudete Sunday! On this Third Sunday of Advent we are encouraged to “shout for joy”, “be glad”, “exult with all” our hearts, “fear not”, “rejoice”, “share”. With all that is going on in our fragile... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 9, 2018

In this Second Sunday of Advent, we hear the Prophet Baruch calling Jerusalem to put on the splendor of God’s glory and cast aside all their misery.  We also hear John the Baptist inviting the people... Read More

Reflection for Dec. 2, 2018

During Advent, the first season of the liturgical year, we wait in hope for God to transform our hearts and minds that we may be ready to recognize and receive “the Lord our justice.” What might... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 25, 2018

As Americans, we are sometimes a bit skeptical about the image of kingship because of our historic struggles with King George in 1776 and our experience of a different form of government.  People... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 18, 2018

The month of November brings us closer to the end of another liturgical year. Endings prepare us for new beginnings. We never know exactly what is ahead. Our faith supports our journey into and... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 11, 2018

Almost no one noticed her. I mean, who would? As the rich entered the temple, their gifts clanged so loudly that every head turned to see who was putting in. That was the whole point, wasn't it? To... Read More

Reflection for Nov. 4, 2018

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is asked “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replies, “The first is this: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all... Read More

Reflection for Oct. 28, 2018

'Jesus, son of David, have pity on me'

In Sunday’s Gospel, the blind man recognizes Jesus as the Messiah, the only one who can help him. In response, Jesus tells the man he needs no help; his faith is enough. We enjoy your comments! Share... Read More