Blessing for Grandparents

Posted: 9/16/20 | by | Category: Ordinary Time, Prayers, Uncategorized

Lord, we ask You to bless all grandparents and keep them in Your care. Bless them with peace, health and healing. Reward them for their faith and fidelity, for their work and goodness, for their love and thoughtfulness, for their gifts and prayers. Give them a long and happy life. May the advancing of yearsContinue Reading »

The poor are us

Posted: 9/10/20 | by | Category: Ordinary Time, Reflections, Uncategorized

People associate poverty and being poor with economic poverty. That is to say, a rich man who is financially wealthy is better than a poor man who owns little of any real financial value. Well, there are different kinds of poverty. There certainly is a diversity of the poverty experienced by members of our oneContinue Reading »

Who do you say I am?

Posted: 8/31/20 | by | Category: Ordinary Time, Reflections, Uncategorized

Glory to God in the highest and peace to His people on earth! You were conceived in your mother’s womb and granted the unearned and unmerited gift of life precisely because God Himself created you and all the gifts, skills, talents and shortcomings you possess. You are an image of our beloved Creator. You areContinue Reading »

O you of little faith!

Posted: 8/3/20 | by | Category: Ordinary Time, Reflections

Have you faith the size of a mustard seed? Have you the faith of a child? What kind of faith have you? Is it weak, minimal, viable, strong or blessed with certitude? Faith requires one’s willingness to stretch beyond the self-obvious. Faith demands one has the courage and willingness to step out of the ordinaryContinue Reading »

Fear not genuine doubts

Posted: 6/24/20 | by | Category: Ordinary Time, Reflections, Uncategorized

Jesus said to the Twelve, “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.” Fear is the greatest power which can conquer a human being’s heart, mindContinue Reading »

Be not afraid

Posted: 6/16/20 | by | Category: Ordinary Time, Reflections, Uncategorized

“…LIKE A MIGHTY CHAMPION MY PERSECUTORS WILL STUMBLE, THEY WILL NOT TRIUMPH. In their failure they will be put to utter shame, to lasting, unforgettable confusion. O Lord of hosts, you who test the just, who probe mind and heart, let me witness the vengeance you take on them, for to you (I have EntrustedContinue Reading »

Hate or Love

Posted: 6/12/20 | by | Category: Ordinary Time, Reflections, Uncategorized

The choices are yours to make all throughout your God-bestowed lifetime. Dr Martin Luther King, Jr wrote the following words, “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love…Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot driveContinue Reading »