Posts filed under: Scriptural Reflections

Three years ago, Sr. Karen Rossman reflected on the Transfiguration in light of the Parkland School shootings. She highlighted the way the students were transfigured, creating a wise, demanding musical message, calling us all to “Shine.” Today this reflection is a needed reminder of the challenges we still face....
Today we celebrate the life and death of Agatha, a woman who was faithful to Jesus. Those of us of a certain age remember when there was only one Eucharistic prayer. Every time we went to Mass we heard the names  of faithful women of the early church: Felicity, Perpetua,...
We celebrate the feast of the Baptism of Jesus. Most of us can recall moments in our lives when we were touched by God. Today as we are confronted by many challenges, it is important to stay grounded in the experience of God’s relationship with each of us. ...
Encountering the Mystery of a new kind of vulnerable king, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, these WISE men were transformed and “went back to their country a different way,” says Matthew. What does that mean for each of us as we move into 2020?...
Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful symbol of Mexican identity and faith. She is associated with everything from motherhood to feminism to social justice. She is the ultimate Mexican mother and she is the Patroness of the Americas? This feast is a multicultural message to our world....
Most Christian Churches, at least those in the West, celebrate Trinity Sunday. God is total mystery. not in the sense of unintelligibility but in that we are invited into fuller participation and at the same time not being allowed to hold on or even grasp the reality which is God....
Pentecost might be a time when we celebrate a new awareness of the Spirit dwelling within each of us. Then, like the Disciples, we will become committed to mission, enticed by the message of Jesus, and called to proclaim it to the everyone. Can we accept the challenge!...
The story of the Ascension is told by Luke twice, in his gospel and in the Acts. Jesus returns to his heavenly home and the disciples begin their task of spreading the Good News and forming communities. The feast is a preparation for what is to come - Pentecost! ...
Lent is a time to reevaluate how we are living/preaching with our lives: how we are present to God and allow God to be present to us. Here we are invited to be present to God Who is at once compassionate, patient, yet calling for urgency and fruitfulness from us....
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?...