Daily Reflections

January 17, 2021 –
The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
I Samuel 3:3-10,19  +  1 Corinthians 6:13-15,17-20  +  John 1:35-42 “You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas ….” In my family growing up—as in most… Read More
January 16, 2021 –
Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Hebrews 4:12-16  +  Mark 2:13-17 As He passed by, He saw Levi, son of Alphaeus, sitting at the customs post. In today’s Gospel passage from the second chapter of Mark,… Read More
January 15, 2021 –
Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Hebrews 4:1-5,11  +  Mark 2:1-12 Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them …. “Which is easier, to say… ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say,… Read More
January 14, 2021 –
Thursday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Hebrews 3:7-14  +  Mark 1:40-45 … it was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly. In today’s Gospel, we hear that Jesus “remained outside in deserted places, and people… Read More
January 13, 2021 –
Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Hebrews 2:14-18  +  Mark 1:29-39 Rising very early before dawn, He left and went off to a deserted place, where He prayed. In the light of Simon’s pursuit of Jesus… Read More
January 12, 2021 –
Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Hebrews 2:5-12  +  Mark 1:21-28 “What is this?  A new teaching with authority.” Twice in today’s Gospel passage we hear the word “authority”, both times applied to Jesus.  In both… Read More
January 11, 2021 –
Monday of the First Week in Ordinary Time
Hebrews 1:1-6  +  Mark 1:14-20 “This is the time of fulfillment.  The Kingdom of God is at hand.” Today is a day of beginnings.  Today as we begin the season… Read More
January 10, 2021 –
The Baptism of the Lord
Isaiah 42:1-4,6-7 [or Isaiah 55:1-11]  +  Acts 10:34-38 [or 1 John 5:1-9]  +  Mark 1:7-11 “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Wouldn’t it be wonderful… Read More
January 9, 2021 –
Saturday after Epiphany
1 John 5:14-21  +  John 3:22-30 There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not say that you should pray. On this last weekday of Christmastide,… Read More
January 8, 2021 –
Friday after Epiphany
1 John 5:5-13  +  Luke 5:12-16 And this is the testimony:  God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. The Beloved Disciple, St. John the Evangelist,… Read More
January 7, 2021 –
Thursday after Epiphany
1 John 4:19—5:4  +  Luke 4:14-22 … whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. God loves every person, for… Read More
January 6, 2021 –
Wednesday after Epiphany
1 John 4:11-18  +  Mark 6:45-52 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. Christmastide is a school of love, and the Beloved Disciple is its… Read More