Posts filed under: Scriptural Reflections

Lent need not be a negative, guilt-focused time. Lent should be time for deepening our relationship with God, for reflecting on our lives and reevaluating them. Where are growth and enrichment possible? How may we grow in our presence to God, opening more fully to God’s presence to us?...
Jesus, in his inaugural address in Nazareth, gives us the foundational religious root to guide us in our response as Christians to the bitterly divided politics of these times. Jesus came – and we are sent – to bring good news to the poor…. Can we embrace that?...
The feast of the Epiphany (manifestation of God among us) is a beloved feast in the Christian world. There is rarely a creche without the presence of the Magi. Yet the power of the feast must extend beyond feelings of gratitude and wonder. ...
In today’s Gospel, God spoke to Joseph and said: “Rise, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt.” The holy family was saved not Christmas pageantry but through the burdens and the trials of traveling as refugees. This Gospel story has a very clear message for us today....
A Sister reflects that the church has been tried by fire many times. Sometimes we have righted ourselves and sometimes we refused to acknowledge the wrongs that were done in the name of Jesus. I believe that today, the church is once again being tried by fire....
"Saintliness results from learning the art of self-giving love. It flows from dying to self, laughing at one’s own foibles and humbly enduring the foibles of others. Saints aren’t so much superstars of holiness as humble sinners, ready to allow God to love them just as they are" John XXIII...
Life is about choices. Every day we make choices. Some choices are minor, some are major, but all of our choices tell something about us. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus teaches about God’ providence and alms-giving. Jesus tells us, “Where your treasure is, there also will be your heart.” ...
We are the followers of Jesus. Our mission is to do what Jesus did and say what Jesus said: to heal, to reconcile, to liberate. Today let us pray that we will faithfully follow in Jesus’ footsteps and that we, like the apostles, will continue the ministry of Jesus....
“Get behind me, Satan! You are thinking not as God thinks but as humans do!” This challenge to Peter is addressed to us too. How does it help us deepen our ecological conversion and spirituality in this Season of Creation?...
The readings for this Second Sunday in the Season of Creation invite us to expand our contemplative consciousness to suffering nature, asking for insight, creativity, and discernment into the creative processes that will contribute to evolving the next stages in the emerging New Creation....