Daily Reflections

April 5, 2020 –
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Matthew 21:1-11  +  Isaiah 50:4-7  +  Philippians 2:6-11  +  Matthew 26:14—27:66 “Who is this?” The rubrics for Palm Sunday indicate that a homily need not be preached.  A period of… Read More
April 4, 2020 –
Saturday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Ezekiel 37:21-28  +  John 11:45-56 So from that day on they planned to kill him. This morning’s Gospel Reading bears a sense of anxious anticipation.  Its final verse leaves us… Read More
April 3, 2020 –
Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Jeremiah 20:10-13  +  John 10:31-42 “If I do not perform my Father’s works, put no faith in me.” Some disagree with the saying, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing,”… Read More
April 2, 2020 –
Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Genesis 17:3-9  +  John 8:51-59 “Amen, amen, I say to you, before Abraham came to be, I AM.” While yesterday’s Gospel Reading looked in part upon Abraham, today’s Scriptures double… Read More
April 1, 2020 –
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Daniel 3:14-20,91-92,95  +  John 8:31-42 “…you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Historically, freedom for the Jews was based upon two figures of their past. … Read More
March 31, 2020 –
Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Numbers 21:4-9  +  John 8:21-30 “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I AM….” It’s questionable whether, when Jesus told the Pharisees that they… Read More
March 30, 2020 –
Monday of the Fifth Week of Lent
Daniel 13:41-62  +  John 8:1-11 “Go, and from now on do not sin any more.” When Jesus commands the woman caught in adultery not to “sin any more”, He has… Read More
March 29, 2020 –
The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Ezekiel 37:12-14  +  Romans 8:8-11  +  John 11:1-45 So Jesus said to them, “Untie him and let him go.” We often hear predictions about what the future holds for mankind. … Read More
March 28, 2020 –
Saturday of the Fourth Week of Lent
Jeremiah 11:18-20  +  John 7:40-53 Then each went to his own house. This morning’s Gospel Reading is fairly unusual in that Jesus neither appears nor speaks.  The passages focuses upon… Read More
March 27, 2020 –
Friday of the Fourth Week of Lent
Wisdom 2:1,12-22  +  John 7:1-2,10,25-30 So they tried to arrest him, but no one laid a hand upon Him, because His Hour had not yet come. Today’s Gospel Reading might… Read More
March 26, 2020 –
Thursday of the Fourth Week of Lent
Exodus 32:7-14  +  John 5:31-47 “…these works that I perform testify on my behalf that the Father has sent me.” Jesus’ words today seem somewhat harsh, as they often seem… Read More
March 25, 2020 –
The Annunciation of the Lord
Isaiah 7:10-14;8:10  +  Hebrews 10:4-10  +  Luke 1:26-38 … the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel …. In the person of Jesus… Read More