Archive for December 2009

New Life for the Coming Year

John 1: 1-5, 9-14 1Jn 2:18-21 / Psa 96 Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God… (John 1:10) John talks about the Beginning, We wonder as the year’s end is here: What will the new year be bringing? May God […]

The Prayerful Prophetess

Luke 2: 36-40 1 Jn 2: 12-17/ Ps 96:7-8a, 8b-9, 10 She never left the temple but worshipped there with fasting and prayer… (Luke 2:37) In our devotion lies salvation Prayer always brings out the best; To the hopeful and the prayerful Grace from heaven will come to rest. There was also a prophetess named […]

The Fall and Rise of Many

Luke 2: 22-35 1 Jn 2: 3-11 / Ps 96 “Behold this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign of contradiction, (while a sword will pierce your own soul) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” (Luke 2:34-35) What was once a […]

Massacre of the Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5—2:2 / Ps 124 A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more. (Matthew 2:18) Innocents continue to be slain — In mothers’ wombs, and in streets at night. As innocent must we still […]

The Feast of St. Stephen

Matthew 10: 17-22 Acts 6: 8-10; 7: 54-59 / Ps 31: 3-4. 6, 8, 16- 17 Do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at the moment what you are to say. (Matthew 10:19) Like Stephen, who was guided by love, Do not be […]

Light of Hope this Christmas

Luke 1: 67-79 2 Sam 7 / Psa 89 “… the daybreak from on high will visit us to shine on those who sit in darkness and death’s shadow, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” (Lk.1:78-79) May this season bring you cheer As God provides for all our needs; And may He […]