Monthly Archives: April 2011

Daily Reflection for April 23, 2011

Gn. 1:1-2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a Gn. 22:1-18 or 22:1-1, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 Ex. 14:15-15:1 Is. 54:5-14 Is. 55:1-11 Bar. 3:9-15, 32-4:4 Ez. 36:16-17a, 18-28 Rom. 6:3-11 Mt. 28:1-10 Click here for today’s readings. There would be no Lent without Easter, … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 22, 2011

Is. 52:13-53:12 Heb. 4:14-16, 5:7-9 Jn.18:1-19:42 Click here for today’s readings. I imagine myself as Jesus’ beloved disciple. I stand on Calvary next to Mary. Silence. That’s what strikes me the most. It is as if, after hours of ceaseless … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 21, 2011

Is. 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9 Rv. 1:5-8 Lk. 4:16-21 Click here for today’s readings. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. The Lord has sent me to proclaim … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 20, 2011

Is. 50:4-9a Mt. 26: 14-25 Click here for today’s readings. Picture a time of day—let’s say night.  Look at the sky and notice the stars twinkling around a half moon.  Feel your attention being distracted by the warm wind gently … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 19, 2011

Is. 49:1-6 Jn. 13:21-33, 36-38 Click here for today’s readings. In looking at Lent, it can often seem like a long time.  Forty days to focus on our spiritual life and prepare ourselves to celebrate the death and Resurrection of … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 18, 2011

Is. 42:1-7 Jn. 12:1-11 Click here for today’s readings. I must be honest: today’s Gospel reading makes me uncomfortable. It recounts the familiar story in which Jesus is in Bethany at a banquet and Mary lavishes a liter of expensive … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 17, 2011

Is. 50:4-7 Phil. 2:6-11 Mt. 26:14-27:66 or 27:11-54 Click here for today’s readings. Longing for experiences of God’s loving presence is an oft-repeated theme in my prayer life.  It’s so recurrent that, in self-critical moments, I’ve wondered if I’m a … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 16, 2011

Ez. 37:21-28 Jn. 11:45-56 Click here for today’s readings. The daily news in our land these days is so disturbing to me: “Cut Medicaid for the poor, Medicare for the middle class, and taxes for the richest.” In the most … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 15, 2011

Jer. 20:10-13 Jn. 10:31-42 Click here for today’s readings. In John’s Gospel, Jesus speaks of believing in “works” of God, “so that you may realize and understand that the Father is in me and I in the Father.”  God has … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 14, 2011

Gn. 17:3-9 Jn. 8:51-59 Click here for today’s readings. Who do I make myself out to be? If the Jews found this a worthy question to ask of Jesus, then I am certain that there is much to gain by … Continue reading

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