November 2020

Reflection for November 24

2020-10-27T17:00:52-05:00November 24th, 2020|Reflections|

St. Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions – 

We hold in our hearts the Creator of all, the maker and keeper of all life. We hold in our hearts a God who knows us by name and a Savior who is the same yesterday, today and forever. We hold in our hearts the hope and promise of a better life to come, a life brimming with the presence of God and an eternal state of peace, a life alive in and full of Christ and without destruction and finality.

Reflection for November 23

2020-10-27T16:59:52-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Reflections|

St. Clement I – 

We pray today that we like Jesus will notice the little people in our lives, the ones who give from their heart each day, the not so brilliant, the not so well-dressed, and the not so influential. We pray that our heart like that of Jesus will hear God’s love calling out to us today.

Reflection for November 22

2020-10-27T16:58:33-05:00November 22nd, 2020|Reflections|

Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe – 

Our faith as followers of Jesus Christ is not about feelings, it is about doing. Jesus is counting on us to make his kingdom visible to this world; a kingdom of truth and love, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace. How am I making God’s Kingdom present in this world?

Reflection for November 21

2020-10-27T16:57:07-05:00November 21st, 2020|Reflections|

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 

God is challenging us each day as to how we are living our life in the present moment. When we stop growing in our faith, our life with God, we also tend to forget the reason for living and life becomes a downward spiral. Life becomes one negative after another and we begin to attack everything and everyone around us. This is what happened with the Sadducees.

Reflection for November 20

2020-10-27T16:55:49-05:00November 20th, 2020|Reflections|

As Jesus cleanses the temple and since our bodies are Temples of the Holy Spirit, ought we to cleanse this temple from all that prevents a deeper relationship with God. What is it that prevents positive change and spiritual renewal in my life? May our lives reflect the presence of God’s spirit within us.

Reflection for November 19

2020-10-27T16:54:29-05:00November 19th, 2020|Reflections|

We recall two episodes in the life of Jesus where he wept; at the death of his friend, Lazarus and today as he weeps over Jerusalem knowing that he and the Father who sent him will be rejected. May our way of life never be a cause for Jesus to weep over us.

Reflection for November 18

2020-10-27T16:53:24-05:00November 18th, 2020|Reflections|

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne – 

Do we ever consider that how we see God largely determines how we respond to God? If we see God as someone who, in the words of St. James, “gives to all generously and ungrudgingly,” then we are free to give our gifts, to take risks and to act in faith. We are bold to go forth into the world to dare and to risk and to live for God knowing that we are totally dependent upon God.

Reflection for November 17

2020-10-27T16:51:51-05:00November 17th, 2020|Reflections|

St. Elizabeth of Hungary – 

You and I cannot see Jesus with our physical eyes as did Zacchaeus. But we can cultivate an awareness of his presence. We can open our minds to his truth, and we can make room in our hearts for his love. And out of that spiritual friendship can come the transforming experience which Jesus called Salvation.

Reflection for November 16

2020-10-27T16:50:09-05:00November 16th, 2020|Reflections|

St. Margaret of Scotland – 

O Lord, as you gave sight to the faithful blind man, give us the vision of faith enabling us to see you in every person and behold you in every moment of our lives. Do not let us stumble in the darkness of hurt and despair and cynicism. Illuminate our way so that we may walk in joyful optimism and grateful hope. In turn, may we reflect for others your compassion in our midst.

Reflection for November 15

2020-10-27T16:48:43-05:00November 15th, 2020|Reflections|

Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time – 

We are not Christians because of what we believe. We are not Christians because of where we go to church. We are Christians because of, and only because of whom we follow and serve; namely Jesus Christ whose name we bear, and we demonstrate that by our acting in trust with what we have received.

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