Daily Reflection, March 1, 2024

Daily Reflection, March 1, 2024

Readings: Genesis 37:3-4,12-13,17-28Matthew 21:33-43,45-46 In today’s readings, we find a theme of God working all things out for good (Genesis 50:20, Romans 8:28). In our first reading and Psalm, we are reminded of the story of Joseph, a tale that went from...
Daily Reflection, February 29, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 29, 2024

Readings: Jeremiah 17: 5-10Luke 16: 19-31 Reflection: The parable of Lazarus and the rich man is about how we live our lives on earth and how our life after death will play out. The rich man was never given a name, but the poor man lying in the doorway was named...
Daily Reflection, February 28, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 28, 2024

Readings: Jeremiah 18:18-20Matthew 20:17-28 Reflection: ‘Can you drink the cup that I am going to drink? ‘Yes, we can’ was their reply. ‘Very well’, Jesus says, ‘You shall drink my cup. But as for seats on my right or left, these are not mine to grant; they belong to...
Daily Reflection, February 27, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 27, 2024

Readings: Isaiah 1:10, 16-20Matthew 23:1-12 Reflection: Today’s readings focus on our calling to moral authenticity and a rejection of superficial piety and spiritual pride.  The reading from Isaiah, in searing rhetoric, calls out the leaders and people of Judah as...
Daily Reflection, February 26, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 26, 2024

Readings: Daniel 9: 4-10Luke 6: 36-38 Reflection: Earlier this month, Pope Francis addressed a few audiences about sadness. He made the distinction that there are two types of sadness. The first is the sadness we have when we experience grief and loss or when we are...
Daily Reflection, February 25, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 25, 2024

2nd Sunday of Lent Readings: Genesis 22:1-2,9-13,15-18Romans 8:31-34Mark 9:2-10 Reflection: I am presently in our Adelaide community. Back in 1968, when I was here as a young student, a famous artist made a new beaten copper altar for the Church.  It showed the hand...
Daily Reflection, February 24, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 24, 2024

Readings: Deuteronomy 26:16-19Matthew 5:43-48 Reflection: In today’s readings, Jesus calls us to his higher way. Today’s first reading comes from the last part of the Book of Deuteronomy. It contains the covenant laws by which the lives of observant Jews were guided....
Daily Reflection, February 23, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 23, 2024

Readings Ezekiel 18:21-28Matthew 5:20-26 Reflection: Today’s texts reminded me of my former French professor who used to teach in English with French accents to accommodate students from America and Asia in the Roman context. Listening to him during my first few...
Daily Reflection, February 22, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 22, 2024

Feast St.Peter’s Chair Readings: 1 Peter 5:1-4Matthew 16:13-19 Reflection: The Feast of the Chair of Peter celebrates the leadership and authority of the Pope. It also provides us with a wonderful opportunity to reflect on leadership. Peter is called ‘the rock’,...
Daily Reflection, February 21, 2024

Daily Reflection, February 21, 2024

Readings: Jonah 3:1-10Luke 11:29-32 Reflection: Signs, we are surrounded by them. They help us navigate and understand the world in which we live. They communicate messages in so many ways. As a sacramental Co-Ordinator and Religious education teacher, I focused...