April 2022

Reflection April 20th

2022-04-07T15:53:06-05:00April 20th, 2022|Reflections|

Luke 24:13-35

 

We journey along that road to Emmaus, during times when we have given up hope, times when we have been disappointed, going back to our own Emmaus. Jesus still walks that same road. Are we familiar with him through our life of prayer, so much so, that we will be able to recognize him in the people along that road and welcome him into our lives?

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Reflection April 19th

2022-04-07T15:39:54-05:00April 19th, 2022|Reflections|

John 20:11-18

 

To Mary Magdalene belongs the glory of being the first to see the Risen Lord. What about us? Do we ever expect to find him and see him? We need to be more vigilant, more silent to hear our name, eyes open to see his presence right here, and now, no more staring into empty tombs, no more walking away.

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Reflection April 18th

2022-04-07T14:53:44-05:00April 18th, 2022|Reflections|

Matthew 28:8-15

 

Easter calls us beyond ourselves, our wants, our fears. Christ’s rising from the dead demands a change in attitude, in perspective, in the way we approach the complexities and demands of the world. The Resurrection pulls us out of our own “tombs” of indifference, cynicism, and self-centeredness.

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Reflection April 17th

2022-04-07T14:49:25-05:00April 17th, 2022|Reflections|

Easter Sunday
John 20:1-9

 

I hope this Easter Sunday and the days ahead will be a time of great blessing for you, your families, and significant others and that you will find happiness and peace in your hearts and know that God loves you and so do I. Happy Easter!

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Reflection April 16th

2022-04-07T14:43:54-05:00April 16th, 2022|Reflections|

Easter Vigil in the Holy Night
Luke 24:1-12

 

This evening we will renew our baptismal promises. This day is not only a new day but the beginning of many new days in our life, days that will bring us new hope, new life. Let every day be a new beginning. Jesus died and is now risen. Alleluia!

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Reflection April 15th

2022-03-31T12:31:14-05:00April 15th, 2022|Reflections|

Good Friday
The Pasion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

 

From the beginning at the Jordan River, it was the approval of God that Jesus appreciated more than the approval of the crowd. And on the cross that dark Friday, it was only the approval of God he truly needed and received. For Jesus, that was enough. God calls you and approves of you. But when will the approval of God, just the approval of God, be enough for each one of us? “Father into your hands I commend my spirit and bowing his head he died.”

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Reflection April 14th

2022-03-31T12:29:02-05:00April 14th, 2022|Reflections|

Holy Thursday
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
John 13:1-15

 

The eternal Son of God acted like a Gentile slave. Kneeling, the One who could beckon the stars to do his bidding, had washed their feet! Royalty had stooped to wash the feet of subjects. What more dramatic way could he have illustrated his own words, “Whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first, must be your slave”?

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Reflection April 13th

2022-03-31T12:19:10-05:00April 13th, 2022|Reflections|

Wednesday of Holy Week
Matthew 26:14-25

 

We all need to continue that inward journey of not only knowing Jesus as teacher, but also accepting him as the Lord of our life. We are on that interior journey of deepening our relationship with God. Is God truly the Lord of our life? We need to ask ourselves, have I accepted Jesus totally as Messiah and Lord. How close are we to the Kingdom?

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Reflection April 12th

2022-03-31T12:17:09-05:00April 12th, 2022|Reflections|

Tuesday of Holy Week
John 13:21-33,36-38

 

Two great sinners, two infamous sins, two grieving hearts, but how differently the two turned out. Judas gave up. He could see no way out, but to end it all. He left too soon. Peter took a different route. He waited. He waited in shame and despair. And the opportunity came for him to make a fresh start. He saw Jesus again. Jesus would have done the same for Judas.

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Reflection April 11th

2022-03-31T12:14:38-05:00April 11th, 2022|Reflections|

Monday of Holy Week
John 12:1-11

 

Jesus was always giving, always reaching out to minister to the needs of others. He fed the hungry; he gave sight to the blind, voice to the mute, legs to the crippled, health to the lepers. Jesus also teaches us how to receive, a lesson that is more difficult to learn than giving. He allows Mary to anoint his feet. Mary’s need to express her love was greater than his embarrassment.

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