Daily Reflection, December 7, 2022

Daily Reflection, December 7, 2022

Readings: St.Ambrose Isaiah 40:25-31 Matthew 11:28-30 Reflection: It is not enough just to wish well; we must also do well. If you have two shirts in your closet, one belongs to you and the other to the man with no shirt. A kindness received should be returned with a...
Daily Reflection, December 6, 2022

Daily Reflection, December 6, 2022

Readings: Feast of St Nicholas, Bishop Is 40:1-11Mt 18: 12-14 Reflection: Have you ever been on a long car road trip with children and within an hour they begin to ask ‘Are we there yet?’ I sometimes reflect on how we are so conditioned by the linear experience of...
Daily Reflection, December 5, 2022

Daily Reflection, December 5, 2022

Readings: Isaiah 35:1-10Luke 5:9-14 Reflection In today’s Gospel, a paralytic man is brought to Jesus by 4 friends. They proceed to make a hole in the roof of the house where Jesus was teaching as there was no other way to bring him to Jesus for the crowd. Jesus’...
Daily Reflection, December 4, 2022

Daily Reflection, December 4, 2022

Readings: Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10Romans 15:4-9Matthew 3:1-12 Reflection These scriptures keep pointing to the spirit of God and the fruits of the spirit backed by Baptism we have everything we need (thanks to God) to live a life worthy of love.  It’s so...
Daily Reflection, December 3, 2022

Daily Reflection, December 3, 2022

Readings: Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26Matthew 9:35-10:1,5,6,-8 Reflection A starting point for our reflection on today’s gospel might well be the phrase ‘summoned and sent’. That is, the dynamic movement of being called to come close to the Lord and in turn being...
Daily Reflection, December 2, 2022

Daily Reflection, December 2, 2022

Readings: Isaiah 29: 17-24 Matthew 9: 27-31 Reflection Advent means ‘coming’. It’s a time to prepare for the coming of Jesus. The coming of Jesus is seen in three dimensions. 1. We commemorate the first coming of Jesus two thousand years ago. 2. We look forward in...
Daily Reflection, December 1, 2022

Daily Reflection, December 1, 2022

Readings: Isaiah 26:1-6Matthew 7:21, 24-27 Reflection In Buddhist philosophy, a key concept is the universal impermanence of everything. That everything changes and nothing lasts forever. The Buddhist emphasis this because it means being free from attachments and,...
Daily Reflection, November 30, 2022

Daily Reflection, November 30, 2022

Feast of St Andrew, Apostle Readings: Romans 10.9-18Response: 19.1-2, 3-4ab (R.4a)Matthew 4.18-22 Reflection: In Paul’s letter today there is a poetic challenge: Essentially Paul asks how people can come to believe in Jesus unless someone evangelizes them. This is the...