February 2022

Reflection February 18

2022-02-09T07:51:34-06:00February 18th, 2022|Reflections|

Mark 8:34-9:1

 

Sin is not an invention of Religion. It is the deepest problem of humanity. It was sin that took a young man in his thirties beat him with a whip, crowned him with thorns, nailed him to a cross and mocked him until he died. It is sin that is making a mess of our cities. Sin is at its worst in what it does to innocent people.

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Reflection February 17

2022-02-09T07:50:08-06:00February 17th, 2022|Reflections|

The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
Pray for us.
Mark 8:27-33

 

The Pharisees witnessed all the miracles of Jesus, yet they keep asking for a sign. May we see the people and events of this day a little differently than we typically do, seeing the signs that the Pharisees missed, realizing the love of God in our midst in ways we often overlook.

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Reflection February 16

2022-02-09T07:47:23-06:00February 16th, 2022|Reflections|

Mark 8:22-26

 

Throughout human history, God reveals himself progressively. The Bible itself is a record of this long journey. It is a long way from the religion of fear to the religion of love. It is a long way from worshiping God with burnt offerings to worshiping God through good works. We are all in the process of becoming. With God’s grace we will continue to the splendid work he has begun in us.

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Reflection February 15

2022-02-09T07:56:02-06:00February 15th, 2022|Reflections|

Mark 8:14-21

 

“There is enough light in the world when it is so bright that anyone can look in the face of anyone else and see in that face the face of a brother or a sister.” One of the challenges of being a Christian is to see the face of Jesus in others. Today, may the light of Jesus take away any blindness so that we can recognize the face of Jesus in everyone we meet.

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Reflection February 14

2022-02-09T07:45:58-06:00February 14th, 2022|Reflections|

Saints Cyril and Methodius
Pray for us.
Mark 8:11-13

 

The Pharisees witnessed all the miracles of Jesus, yet they keep asking for a sign. May we see the people and events of this day a little differently than we typically do, seeing the signs that the Pharisees missed, realizing the love of God in our midst in ways we often overlook.

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Reflection February 13

2022-02-03T13:10:18-06:00February 13th, 2022|Reflections|

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 6:17, 20-26

 

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 renew our decision once again. 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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Reflection February 12

2022-02-03T12:57:40-06:00February 12th, 2022|Reflections|

Mark 8:1-10

 

The feeding of the multitude was a favorite story often repeated among early Christians. Jesus acts as the father of the family. He provides the meal, pronounces the blessing over it and distributes the food. This episode reveals the meaning of Jesus’ ministry. He is the one on whom we can depend. Jesus is the living bread!

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Reflection February 11

2022-02-03T12:56:07-06:00February 11th, 2022|Reflections|

Our Lady of Lourdes,
Pray for us.
Mark 7:31-37

 

Notice how Jesus listened to the needs of others and thus healed them. My friends, we need to be better listeners in order that we might be better able to help others. The heavy crosses we carry through life are often lightened when we find someone who is a good listener. Let us pray, so that like Jesus we will be better listeners and really extend ourselves to those in need.

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Reflection February 10

2022-02-03T12:54:36-06:00February 10th, 2022|Reflections|

St. Scholastica,
Pray for us.
Mark 7:24-30

 

The woman in this gospel is a Gentile and she is very persistent in asking Jesus for help. How open am I to help those who are of a different background than I? Am I willing to overextend myself to meet the needs of others who are asking for help? Lord, please give me the strength and courage to respond to the needs of others as you did.

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Reflection February 9

2022-02-03T12:51:56-06:00February 9th, 2022|Reflections|


Mark 7:14-23

 

Am I a patient person? Am I patient enough each day to carefully listen to the words of Jesus that he speaks to me in the depths of my heart? Do I take the time to try to understand what Jesus wants of me? At the close of my prayer and listening to God will I have the courage to make the changes I need to make in my life?

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