April 2022

Reflection April 30th

2022-04-21T15:03:52-05:00April 30th, 2022|Reflections|

John 6:16-21


In the gospel, Jesus shatters an expectation and assumption when he comes to his disciples walking on the water. People do not walk on water! In this one gesture, Jesus is teaching us to accept what we deemed impossible. Jesus sets aside preconceived notions about life itself.

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Reflection April 29th

2022-04-21T15:00:16-05:00April 29th, 2022|Reflections|

St. Catherine of Siena
John 6:1-15

Jesus was not only grateful for the small supply of food; he was also generous with it. He shared it with the crowd. And in that act of sharing, it became enough and more than enough. Life always works that way. So very often the ones who have the least are the most generous.

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Reflection April 28th

2022-04-21T14:55:02-05:00April 28th, 2022|Reflections|

John 3:31-36 


Loving others is also sharing in God. What we love in others is what is God-like in them. And we love them with what is God-like in us. And what others love in us is what we have of God in us. So, all mutual love is the mutual love of the same love with which God loves us. Do we provide enough opportunity for others to see God in us?

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Reflection April 27th

2022-04-21T14:51:39-05:00April 27th, 2022|Reflections|

John 3:16-215


“God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son.” This is a simple direct and complete picture of God. It is God’s gift to us here and now. This is Salvation. St. Paul reminds us It is a simple, direct, and complete picture of God. It is God’s gift to us here and now. St. Paul reminds us that Salvation is yours rather then will be yours. Salvation is not just a question of heaven or hell. It is a matter for here and now. All we need to do is look on him who has been raised up for all to see.

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Reflection April 26th

2022-04-21T14:42:08-05:00April 26th, 2022|Reflections|

John 3:7-15


St. John attempts to describe the intangible mystery at the heart of Christianity. Jesus talks about the Holy Spirit, “The wind blows where it wills – you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.” Nicodemus, naturally, does not understand what Jesus is talking about because Jesus is talking about heavenly things. Christ cannot be more explicit. Being a Christian involves living with contradictions. It involves the world, it involves eternity, mystery and the holy, and we must be that sign of contradiction in this world.

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Reflection April 25th

2022-04-07T16:17:20-05:00April 25th, 2022|Reflections|

St. Mark
Mark 16:15-20


Jesus changes persecutors into proclaimers and doubters into disciples. This is how God works throughout the Scriptures. God takes the nothingness of darkness and chaos and creates a world. In the same way, the Risen Christ makes believers and messengers out of faithless people.

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Reflection April 24th

2022-04-07T16:11:14-05:00April 24th, 2022|Reflections|

Sunday of Divine Mercy
John 20:19-31


My friends, if you are ever going to be a skeptic, be an honest one. Do not be ashamed of your doubts. Jesus never suggested that to follow him we had to quit thinking. Instead, he said: “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” I do not think the teachings of Jesus will disintegrate because you have doubts as Thomas. Jesus did not reprimand Thomas. In fact, Jesus invited Thomas to touch his wounds.

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Reflection April 23rd

2022-04-07T16:08:12-05:00April 23rd, 2022|Reflections|

Mark 16:9-15


When we look at our limitations, we can become paralyzed with fear and forget that we have all been called to be evangelists. We spread the good news by serving the most basic material and spiritual needs of others, feeding the hungry, clothing he naked, consoling the grieving, or just giving someone a listening ear.

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Reflection April 22nd

2022-04-07T16:04:55-05:00April 22nd, 2022|Reflections|

John 21:1-14


After the trauma of Jerusalem, the beauty of the Galilean hills and lakeshore must have calmed the souls of Peter and the other disciples. The work of lowering and hauling in the nets, the rocking of the boat, quieted their frantic minds. And in that ordinary place doing their ordinary work, Jesus came to them. At times we have the same kind of exasperation like that of the apostles. And we too need to go aside for a while to a deserted place, a place that brings us solace and peace and Jesus will meet us also.

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Reflection April 21st

2022-04-07T16:01:10-05:00April 21st, 2022|Reflections|

Luke 24:35-48


The Christian community would never have expanded beyond Jerusalem if the disciples had not cast off their fears and worries. On this Easter Thursday, we take a closer look at how we may be worrying our lives away and missing the joy of trusting Jesus to make us his witnesses to all the world.

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