May 2022

Reflection May 12th

2022-04-26T16:37:20-05:00May 12th, 2022|Reflections|

John 13:16-20

 

We constantly meet and accept Jesus in those whom God sends our way in need. How accepting are we of others? Do we say that we have accepted Jesus Christ but then have a difficult time living and collaborating with others? Sometimes it is easier to accept strangers than those with whom we live.

Reflection May 11th

2022-04-26T16:32:20-05:00May 11th, 2022|Reflections|

John 12:44-50

 

Today Jesus reminds us that he came not to condemn the world but to save it. Now with the judgments, we have passed on others, will the actions of God surprise us? Will we be surprised that the fireworks fall on our heads and not theirs? Neither have we come to condemn but to convert with the power of God’s love. Our purpose is not to judge but to love.

Reflection May 10th

2022-04-26T16:19:45-05:00May 10th, 2022|Reflections|

St. John of Avila,
Pray for us
John 10:22-30

 

It is much easier to discover what a person stands for by reading their actions. We lend our energies to those things we hold dear. There is another version of the adage about actions: “Your actions speak so loud; I can’t hear a word you’re saying.” Nothing speaks louder and clearer than our daily deeds.

Reflection May 9th

2022-04-26T16:11:38-05:00May 9th, 2022|Reflections|

John 10:1-10

 

Jesus continues to call each one of us by name because he is concerned about us and wants to be with us. As people of prayer the voice will become clearer each day as Jesus calls us by name. May we not only hear his voice but also be his voice of love and encouragement toward one another.

Reflection May 8th

2022-04-26T16:09:21-05:00May 8th, 2022|Reflections|

Fourth Sunday of Easter
John 10:27-30

In a world seemingly gone to the wolves, how are the lambs to survive? Well clearly, the lambs do not have a chance unless they have a shepherd. And this is the good news of the Gospel today. We do have a shepherd, a Good Shepherd! Yes, we are like sheep in a wolves’ world, but we are not alone. Jesus said: “My sheep hear my voice and I give them eternal life and they shall never perish.”

Reflection May 7th

2022-04-26T16:06:52-05:00May 7th, 2022|Reflections|

John 6:60-69

 

If Catholicism for us is something that is arrived at intellectually, there is no reason to stay. But if we can appreciate Catholicism, as a personal response to a loving God incarnate in Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist, the Bread of Life, our response will be the same as that of the apostles: “To whom else shall we go, you have the words of everlasting life?”

Reflection May 6th

2022-04-26T16:03:40-05:00May 6th, 2022|Reflections|

John 6:52-59

 

We cannot deal with an all-perfect, all-loving, all-forgiving, all-understanding God in heaven, if we cannot deal with a less-than-perfect, less-than-forgiving, and less-than-understanding community here on earth. We cannot pretend to be dealing with an invisible God if we refuse to deal with a visible, imperfect community.

Reflection May 5th

2022-04-26T16:00:49-05:00May 5th, 2022|Reflections|

John 6:44-51

 

Every time we attend Mass we are offered the living bread, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world and enables us to live forever. This living bread comes alive in and through us who reflect the love of God in the lives of those whom we serve. It is this bread that gives us food for the journey, our journey through eternal life.

Reflection May 4th

2022-04-26T15:58:51-05:00May 4th, 2022|Reflections|

John 6:35-40

 

This passage opens out to us the stages of the Christian life. In it Jesus speaks of those who come to him, and whom God gives him. Who is Jesus to us? Is he really the bread of our life? Is our whole life centered around him? Do we still have other hungers which dispel the taste for the Bread of Life? What is the source of our spiritual nourishment?

Reflection May 3rd

2022-04-26T16:41:07-05:00May 3rd, 2022|Reflections|

Saints Philip and James,
Pray for us
John 14:6-14

 

Philip and James were simple, common, ordinary individuals. Jesus saw something in each one of them, however, if only their potential. We “look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.” (1 Sam. 16:7) What God expects from all of us, whatever our other strengths may be, is faithfulness. Fidelity to Christ is the chief mark of every true disciple..

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