January 2021

Reflection for January 21

2020-12-28T17:42:09-06:00January 21st, 2021|Reflections|

St. Agnes – 

Like Jesus we are faced with times of peace and times of conflict, times of action and times of silence. Fr. George Maloney writes: “If you wish to become a contemplative, a listener, a doer of God’s Word, you must learn to encounter God in deep silence and solitude. It is most in peaceful quietness, as you enter into your heart that you can enter into God’s presence. As you meet God in such quiet of God’s loving presence, you will learn how to live more consciously aware of God’s presence in your hours of busy activities throughout the day.”

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Reflection for January 20

2020-12-28T17:40:49-06:00January 20th, 2021|Reflections|

St. Fabian and St. Sebastian – 

As we proceed deeper into the life of Jesus, the challenges become greater. The little helpless baby in the manger which we adored is now challenging us to live his life. The reading of the Gospel is one thing, living it is quite another. We pray today for courage to live the Gospel.

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Reflection for January 19

2020-12-28T17:38:07-06:00January 19th, 2021|Reflections|

If the performance of our religion keeps us from helping someone in need, then our religion is not religion at all. It might be good for all of us to examine our conscience. There are those who are protectors of rules and regulations to the point of snuffing out life and creativity in others. We are all answerable for the times we put law and control over people. Be careful not to be too critical of the Pharisees.

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Reflection for January 18

2020-12-28T17:36:45-06:00January 18th, 2021|Reflections|

An idea is not necessarily true just because it is new, but neither is it true because it is old. Jesus certainly did not disdain the past, but he did refuse to be bound by traditions. His wholehearted commitment was to the truth. Lord, when I am wrong make me willing to change and when I am right make me easy to live with.

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Reflection for January 17

2020-12-28T17:35:38-06:00January 17th, 2021|Reflections|

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – 

We find the Messiah in every individual who gives of his or her time to those in need of comfort or support. We have encountered the Christ in every act of forgiveness, in every effort at reconciling with those who are lost and forgotten, in every act of selfless generosity and humble compassion. Let us be more attentive to God’s presence.

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Reflection for January 16

2020-12-28T17:34:20-06:00January 16th, 2021|Reflections|

Maybe it is time for us to stop looking down on others whom we consider as ‘different’ and like Jesus sit down with them, as Jesus did with Matthew, for eye-to-eye contact and see the goodness in each other. This will give us the opportunity to pass on Jesus’ torch of friendship and love.  With this kind of contact healing goes on and on.  It is ours to give; it is ours to receive.

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Reflection for January 15

2020-12-28T17:33:00-06:00January 15th, 2021|Reflections|

Forgiveness and healing brought together in today’s gospel proclaim God’s desire and intention to restore wholeness to every dimension of our lives. Unlike the gift of forgiveness, healing is something that can be verified through lab tests and a doctor’s visit. With forgiveness, there is always a possibility that old mistakes are still under the surface. Sins from the past can poison our spiritual lives. They can paralyze us. But words of forgiveness offer freedom and new life.

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Reflection for January 14

2020-12-28T17:32:07-06:00January 14th, 2021|Reflections|

My friends all of life is sacred from beginning to end. In the scriptures religion is not a part of life or an addition to life; it is the whole of life. Let us determine today to put our faith, our religion into action because that is how we will be judged. When I was hungry you gave me something to eat. When I was thirsty you gave me a drink. When I was naked you clothed me. When I was sick you visited me.

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Reflection for January 13

2020-12-28T17:30:56-06:00January 13th, 2021|Reflections|

St. Hilary – 

We live in a fast-paced world which make demands on us on us but let us never forget that as followers of Jesus we have a great source of power and that is our life of prayer. Remember, every moment reveals God to us. To keep life in perspective, we need our “God” time every day.

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Reflection for January 12

2020-12-28T17:27:57-06:00January 12th, 2021|Reflections|

Evil is very real as you and I know from our own personal experience of sin. It is everywhere and it is immensely powerful. It is no different now than it was in those prescientific days of Jesus when everything was explained away by blaming it on an evil spirit. We have only become more sophisticated. We have used our intelligence and the wonderful gifts of science and turned these gifts into instruments of death and destruction. Let us renew the Spirit of Jesus in our world!

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