Archive for December 2017

Anna the Prophetess

Luke 2: 36-40 1 Jn 2:12-17 / Psa 96 Coming up to them at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem. (Luke 2:38) For her devotion, man’s salvation Was to Anna made manifest. To the hopeful and the […]

The Fall and Rise of Many

Luke 2: 22-35 1 Jn 2:3-11 / Ps 96:1-3,5-6 “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 great […]

The Feast of the Holy Innocents

Matthew 2: 13-18 1 Jn 1:5—2:2/ Psa 124 Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him. (Matthew 2:13b) Innocents continue to be slain – In mothers’ wombs, in streets at night. As innocent must we still remain? Who will fight for their right to life? After the magi had departed, behold, the […]

The Feast of St. John the Apostle

John 20: 2-8 1 Jn 1:1-4/Ps 97:1-2,5-6,11-12 Then the other disciple also went in, who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed. (John 20:8) John proclaimed what he saw and heard That we may have Christ’s fellowship; Believers must all share God’s Word To be worthy of His kinship. Mary Magdalene came […]

Being Bold for the Word

Matthew 10: 17-22 Acts 6:8-10;7:54-59/ Ps 31 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 fazed by trials, my friend.? The Spirit’s gifts will […]

The Light of Christmas

John 1: 1-18 Is 52:7-10/Ps 98/Heb 1:1-6 He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, but the world did not know Him. (John 1:10) In quiet moments of Christmas day After the merriments of last night, Let us reflect on Jesus as we pray: Lord, Your blessings fill us with delight. […]