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Daily Reflection for April 3, 2011

1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a Eph 5:8-14 Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 Click here for today’s readings. A long-time friend wrote me a St. Valentine’s day card with this reflection: “Isn’t it a wonderful gift God gave us … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 2, 2011

Hos 6:1-6 Lk 18:9-14 Click here for today’s readings. Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 18:9-14 is a parable about self righteousness verses humility.  Parts of this parable must … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for April 1, 2011

Hos. 14:2-10 Mk. 12:28-34 Click here for today’s readings. “Let him who is wise understand these things; let him who is prudent know them. Straight are the paths of the Lord, in them the just walk, but sinners stumble in … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for March 31, 2011

Jer. 7:23-28 Lk. 11:14-23 Click here for today’s readings. I remember what the Lenten season was like for me as a child growing up in the Catholic faith. Every Lent I gave up chocolate, soda, or cookies. These sacrifices were … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for March 30, 2011

Dt. 4:1, 5-9 Mt. 5:17-19 Click here for today’s readings. In a world of confusion and mixed messages, it is often difficult to understand exactly what we are supposed to do in order to be true followers of Christ.  When … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for March 29, 2011

Dn. 3:25, 34-43 Mt. 18:21-35 Click here for today’s readings. The kind of forgiveness asked of us in the gospels may appear daunting, as shown in  Matthew 18:21-25.  Peter asks Jesus how many times he is required to forgive those … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for March 28, 2011

2 Kgs. 5:1-15b Lk. 4:24-30 Click here for today’s readings. Do you have respect from others but something is holding you back, bothering you inside?  Do you search for happiness in the wrong places?  How can you start to see … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for March 27, 2011

Ex 17:3-7 Rom 5:1-2, 5-8 Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 Click here for today’s readings. We don’t know why the woman at the well has been married five times. (Was she widowed? Divorced? Both?) Nor do we know … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for March 26, 2011

Mi. 7:14-15, 18-20 Lk. 15:1-3, 11-32 Click here for today’s readings. I read recently this story of a young social worker who, while exiting the subway station, was approached by a young kid who, taking out a knife, asked for … Continue reading

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Daily Reflection for March 25, 2011

Is. 7:10-14, 8:10 Heb. 10:4-10 Lk. 1:26-38 Click here for today’s readings. Signs…Have you ever asked God for a sign?  Have you embraced a sign and followed it or have you ignored it?   Throughout my journey in deepening my faith … Continue reading

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