Monthly Archives: April 2011

Daily Reflection for April 13, 2011

Daniel 3:14-20, 91-92, 95 John 8:31-42 Click here for today’s readings. In today’s Gospel reading our Savior states, “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 12, 2011

Nm. 21:4-9 Jn. 8:21-30 Click here for today’s readings. In times of transition, it is very difficult to be patient and trust in the plan that God has for each of us.  In the first reading from the book of … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 11, 2011

Dn. 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 or 13:41c-62 Jn. 8:1-11 Click here for today’s readings. “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”
- Edmund Burke Have you ever seen something that you knew was … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 10, 2011

Ez 37:12-14 Rom 8:8-11 Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45 Click here for today’s readings. The readings from Ezekiel and John’s gospel bring to my mind a certain image called “Christ of Maryknoll”. In the icon, Jesus wears the … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 9, 2011

Jer. 11:18-20 Jn. 7:40-53 Click here for today’s readings. When I first read through the readings for today, I could not help but be drawn to say that they epitomize Lent and what it means to me. In both readings, … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 8, 2011

Wis. 2:1a, 12-22 Jn. 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Click here for today’s readings. “You know me, and you know where I am from,” Jesus shouts in irony. During this time of Lent, I find it important to ask myself: Do I … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 7, 2011

Ex. 32:7-14 Jn. 5:31-47 Click here for today’s readings. Today’s first reading from Exodus sends shivers down my spine. The image of God we find here is an unsettling one: a vengeful deity quick to punish and even exterminate human … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 6, 2011

Is. 49:8-15 Jn. 5:17-30 Click here for today’s readings. When I reflected upon the readings, particularly John 5:17-30, a great sense of appreciation and gratefulness for my family and ancestors who came before me. The words themselves captured me from … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 5, 2011

Ez. 47:1-9, 12 Jn. 5:1-16 Click here for today’s readings. Our human society, much like the society of Jesus’ day, is governed by rules. In today’s reading the rule is to not carry your mat on the Sabbath. Many times, … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 4, 2011

Is. 65:17-21 Jn. 4:43-54 Click here for today’s readings. In my practice as a pediatrician, I will occasionally encounter a child who mystifies me—who does not have symptoms or problems that comprise a standard diagnosis. In such cases, I will … Continue reading

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