September 2019

Reflection for September 20

2019-09-09T15:26:48-05:00September 20th, 2019|Reflections|

Saint Andrew Kim and Companions – 

Spiritually, physically, and mentally we cannot feed a starving world from an empty dish. We must not only proclaim the message; we must live the message by being one with Jesus Christ. “Christianity is not an ideology, but a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.” (Pope Benedict XVI)

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Reflection for September 19

2019-09-09T15:26:30-05:00September 19th, 2019|Reflections|

St. Januarius – 

Notice in the gospels that Jesus is never upset with sinners; he’s only upset with people who don’t think they are sinners. My friends let us be humble in admitting our sinfulness while always being aware of God’s loving mercy and forgiveness. As Jesus said: “I have not come to call the self-righteous, but sinners.”

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Reflection for September 18

2019-09-09T15:25:52-05:00September 18th, 2019|Reflections|

If we are willing to see beyond ourselves, if we are open to hearing the many different voices through which God is speaking, God’s wisdom will take root in us, re-creating and transforming our lives into the life of God.

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Reflection for September 17

2019-09-09T15:25:15-05:00September 17th, 2019|Reflections|

St. Robert Bellarmine – 

I believe in miracles. I believe God can heal the sick and raise the dead; but most of all, I believe God is at work in every aspect of our lives, pouring out his love for us, revealing his majesty and inviting us into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. All we need do is be aware of the presence of God in all of life. Every moment reveals God to us.

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Reflection for September 16

2019-09-09T15:24:55-05:00September 16th, 2019|Reflections|

Saints Cornelius and Cyprian – 

We may need to depart from our own pride at times to ask favors of others. Setting aside pride and realizing how poor in spirit we really are is the beginning to a true and solid faith in Jesus Christ.

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Reflection for September 15

2019-09-09T15:24:25-05:00September 15th, 2019|Reflections|

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 

Not all of the prodigals are in a “foreign land” of their own free will.  Some have been sent and kept there by the greed, the arrogance, the pride, the indifference of a respectable sibling or parent who stayed at home and kept the rules. The prodigals of the world have this in their favor, they know they are sinners and know that they need to repent. Father I have sinned!

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Reflection for September 14

2019-09-09T15:24:04-05:00September 14th, 2019|Reflections|

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross – 

What does the cross mean to us and how readily do we accept all that it represents? We know what the mention of a cross did to Peter. It frightened him so much that he tried to talk Jesus out of it. When we look upon that cross what does it say to us? Are we frightened by all that it represents or can we find it to be a new challenge for us each day?

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Reflection for September 13

2019-09-09T15:22:36-05:00September 13th, 2019|Reflections|

St. John Chrysostom –

We all have been entrusted with stewardship of the life given us by God. In order for us to walk the path and enjoy the reign of God, we must adopt a very certain sense of humility. Jesus warns us not to be hypocrites, and remove the wooden beam from our own life first.

 

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Reflection for September 12

2019-09-09T15:22:15-05:00September 12th, 2019|Reflections|

The Most Holy Name of Mary – 

On this feast of Mary, I cannot help but think of the Magnificat. Her Magnificat is the work of a visionary crafting a new order. According to Mary’s Magnificat, God will be located in social reversal. To focus too much on where we think God is supposed to be, is to risk missing God everywhere else in this world. What Mary said about Jesus I think we can say about Mary: She who is mighty, has done great things for us and holy is her name.

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Reflection for September 11

2019-09-09T15:21:31-05:00September 11th, 2019|Reflections|

We are so often swayed by popularity and acceptance yet we are called as Christians to imitate a person who was rejected from his first day of ministry. We need to take another good look at our life with God. We need to once again renew our decision. The life I live is based on the choices and decisions I make along the way and my life tells the story.

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