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Reflection for June 21

2020-06-21T01:49:35-05:00June 21st, 2020|Reflections|

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – 

Thank God for what he has given you. Thank God for the way he made you. Thank God that he thought enough to make you so special and unique even though you might not think so. We are worth more than a whole flock of sparrows. I think it would be very helpful if we shared this message with one another by telling others how much you really appreciate their presence.

Reflection for June 20

2020-06-20T03:40:43-05:00June 20th, 2020|Reflections|

The Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary – 

It is only an open heart that can really ponder events in life. Mary not only received into the world the Word of God, but also likewise received in her faithful pondering heart what God was doing in her life through Jesus. Her life was filled with God. Now it is our turn to imitate Mary as we go in search of Jesus each day of our life.

Reflection for June 19

2020-06-19T03:02:58-05:00June 19th, 2020|Reflections|

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus – 

Today Jesus sends out an invitation to those who find life to be the pits, to those who are ready to throw in the towel, to those who are just plain disgusted and tired of living.  “Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”  What an incredible invitation!

Reflection for June 18

2020-06-16T00:29:51-05:00June 18th, 2020|Reflections|

From reading or watching the news it seems that the Kingdom of God is non-existent. But we all know the blessed actions of many people who are bringing about the Kingdom in their corner of the world; health care workers and grocery store workers, all first responders who are making the Kingdom of God so very obvious in this pandemic

Reflection for June 17

2020-06-16T00:28:45-05:00June 17th, 2020|Reflections|

We are all part of something much greater than ourselves, something not confined to our own time and space. Every day, in someone you encounter, that “something” will make itself known. We need to embrace Jesus’ spirit of gratitude and humility, always aware of God’s love. We need a spirit of joy, that every prayer we offer and every good work we are able to do may be signs of God’s reign of peace and compassion in this time and place of ours

Reflection for June 16

2020-06-16T00:27:41-05:00June 16th, 2020|Reflections|

In our gospel for today, Jesus makes it unmistakably clear that you and I, his followers, are under obligation to love our enemies. Of all his teachings this is perhaps the most difficult to understand, approve and obey. At first glance it seems more like an idealistic dream than a serious thought about life. The best way to do this is to follow the example of Jesus. “His sun rises on the good and the bad, he sends his rain on the just and the unjust, the lilies and the weeds.” 

Reflection for June 15

2020-06-14T23:53:30-05:00June 15th, 2020|Reflections|

We need to remember that evil deeds do not arise out of hearts filled with joy and peace but out of hearts suffering with anxiety, inadequacy, jealousy, hatred or any of a thousand maladies. May we put aside our own anger and need for retribution in order to be God’s ministers of forgiveness and vehicles of healing in our homes and communities.

Reflection for June 14

2020-06-14T02:22:00-05:00June 14th, 2020|Reflections|

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ – 

Christianity is first and foremost a relationship with Jesus Christ. We have to catch his spirit, to share his values until Jesus Christ lives again through us. St. Paul said it so well: The life I live now is not my own; Christ is living in me. To be a good Christian means to live in such relationship with Jesus that we actually become like him. As Mother Theresa said to her Sisters: Do not preach Jesus Christ to the people, BE Jesus Christ.

 

Reflection for June 13

2020-06-13T00:30:40-05:00June 13th, 2020|Reflections|

St. Anthony of Padua – 

Promise-keeping is the foundation of personal and social existence. If we cannot trust people to keep their word, then there is no basis for civil law, for business dealings, for personal friendships, or for family life. For that reason, we routinely expect people to swear that they are telling the truth. In today’s scripture reading Jesus is asking that we be supportive of one another not having to demand an oath over every aspect of life.

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Reflection for June 12

2020-06-11T02:51:17-05:00June 12th, 2020|Reflections|

We pray for the wisdom and courage to throw away and cut out of our lives whatever distracts us from God and those we love and who love us.  We pray to let go of objects and attitudes that isolate us in our own needs and wants so that we may discover the joy and meaning of enabling others to realize theirs.

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