Posts filed under: Scriptural Reflections

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....
The Season of Creation, an annual ecumenical liturgical season, celebrates the generous and awe-inspiring creativity of God and invites us to embrace the mission entrusted to the human family: a mission to celebrate this creation with gratitude, and care for it with reverence and love....
A Dominican Sister reflects on the Sunday Scriptural Readings. She concludes her message with the words, Let us bring the gift of our lives to the altar in praise and thanksgiving. We will be invited like Elijah to “Get up and eat else the journey will be too long.” ...