Daily Reflection, April 15, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 15, 2024

Readings: Acts 6:8-15John 6:22-29 Reflection: In the synopsis of the four gospels, the authors of the synoptic gospels focus on the people seeking the miracle of healing (cf. Matt 14:34-36; Mark 6:53-56), whereas the author of John’s gospel focuses on why people are...
Daily Reflection, April 14, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 14, 2024

3rd Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 3:13-15,17-191 John 2:1-5Luke 24:35-48 Reflection: The peace enjoyed by Jesus did not prevent Him from suffering, nor did it protect his disciples from pain. It is a peace that flows from a profound and intimate communion with God...
Daily Reflection, April 13, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 13, 2024

Readings: Acts 6:1-7John 6:16-21 Reflection: Ah! Conflict! What an opportunity!  So say some of the conflict management people. Today we read of the first signs of conflict in the early Church community.  The widows of Greek background are missing out on the...
Daily Reflection, April 12, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 12, 2024

Readings: Acts 5:34-42John 6:1-15 Reflection: “When I was a child, I very much enjoyed Lent. My Dad and I had a deal you see. Whatever I gave up, he allowed me to have as much as I wanted on the weekend of Easter. If I gave up chocolate or ice cream, the fridge...
Daily Reflection, April 11, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 11, 2024

Readings: Acts 5: 27-33John 3: 31-36 Reflection: Our first reading from the Acts of the Apostles shows us how confronting things were for the early Christian community. It is remarkable to see Peter speaking out with such conviction and a reminder to us all what...
Daily Reflection, April 10, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 10, 2024

Readings: Acts 5:17-26John 3:16-21 Reflection: How easy it is to judge. Not prudent judgement that helps us avert a disaster, avoid risk or choose a true path, rather judgement that leads to condemnation. Someone said this, did this, therefore they are [this type] of...
Daily Reflection, April 9, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 9, 2024

Readings: Acts 4:32-37John 3:7-15 Reflection: Back in the 1970s, there was a controversial Musical on the world stage called HAIR, and one of its popular songs was called: The Age of Aquarius by the 5th Dimension. The lyrics of the Song were based on the astrological...
Daily Reflection, April 8, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 8, 2024

The Annunciation of the Lord Readings: Isaiah 7:10-14, 8:10Hebrews 10:4-10Luke 1:26-38 Reflection: Can you imagine, as many women have had to do, saying to their boyfriend or partner, I’m pregnant! One that wasn’t planned. Now, add into the mix trying to convey the...
Daily Reflection, April 7, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 7, 2024

2nd Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 4:32-351 John 5:16John 20:19-31 Reflection: Today is the octave of the great feast of Easter, the Lord’s resurrection from everything that held back the full radiance of the life of God. The opening prayer for the feast asks God to...
Daily Reflection, April 6, 2024

Daily Reflection, April 6, 2024

Readings: Acts 4: 13-21Mark 16: 9-14 Reflection: Today’s readings highlight the paradox that exists between living as both people of the Cross and as people of the Resurrection. As followers of Jesus, we can take courage in pain and suffering in our lives and in our...