Daily Reflection, June 25, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 25, 2024

Readings: 2 Kings 19:9-11,14-21,31-36Matthew 7:6,12-14 Reflection: Our first reading today is about war and mayhem in the Middle East.  Pope Francis wrote recently that all wars are insane and that there are no winners.  We ask and ask, why haven’t we supposedly...
Daily Reflection, June 24, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 24, 2024

Birth of John the Baptist Readings: Isaiah 49:1-6Acts 13:22-26Luke 1:57-66,80 Reflection: Today’s readings herald a new era in God’s salvation story. As we celebrate the Nativity of John the Baptist, we recognise John’s prominent role as the forerunner to the Messiah....
Daily Reflection, June 23, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 23, 2024

12th Sunday in Ordinary time Readings: Job 38:1,8-112 Corinthians 5:14-17Mark 4: 35-41 Reflection: A few weeks ago, I was invited to a dinner cruise that lasted for almost three hours. As the vessel embarked, the sea appeared to be serene and majestic with its...
Daily Reflection, June 22, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 22, 2024

Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher Readings: 2 Chronicles 24:17-25Matthew 6:24-34 Reflection: It would be easy to go to the last line of today’s Gospel passage and bemoan the fact that ‘each day has enough trouble of its own’. It is unusual to look for the positive in...
Daily Reflection, June 21, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 21, 2024

Readings: 2 Kings 11:1-4,9-18,20Matthew 6:19-23 Reflection: The phrase that resonates with me is, “ Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Jesus Christ’s words deserve some careful contemplation on our part! Where is your treasure? Where is your...
Daily Reflection, June 20, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 20, 2024

Readings: Ecclesiasticus 48: 1 – 15Matthew 6: 7 – 15 Reflection:                   Jesus Teaches us how to Pray Jesus teaches us how to pray. We are his disciples, so we are to watch Jesus and listen attentively to him. In the New Testament, I think the...
Daily Reflection, June 19, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 19, 2024

Readings: 2 Kings 2:1,6-14Matthew 6:1-6,16-18 Reflection: In our lives, there are moments of transition and growth where we cross over from one stage of life to another. In Israel’s story, Moses led the people through the waters that led from slavery to freedom. After...
Daily Reflection, June 18, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 18, 2024

Readings: 1 Kings 21:17-29Matthew 5:43-48 Reflection: At present, I am in the USA, raising funds for our missions in PNG and Vietnam. It is a great gift to see the generosity and friendliness of our brothers and sisters there. Unfortunately, for a lot of people, their...
Daily Reflection, June 21, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 17, 2024

Readings: 1 Kings 21:1-16Matthew 5:38-42 Reflection: Today’s first reading tells the story of the evil manipulation and plotting of Jezebel who arranges false accusations against Naboth to have him judicially murdered so that her spouse King Ahab can repossess...
Daily Reflection, June 16, 2024

Daily Reflection, June 16, 2024

11th Sunday in Ordinary time Readings: Ezekiel 17:22-242 Corinthians 5:6-10Mark 4: 26-34 Reflection: The parable of the mustard seed, we have heard it hundreds of times yet there is still a sense of joy that arises in my heart! Ah a mustard seed, so tiny yet so...