Daily Reflections

Saturday January 28th: Asleep? Do you still have no faith?

“Stand brave near Him who never sleeps and hold tight to His right hand that leads.” Mark 4:35-41 In recent times, we and our world’s reality […]

Friday January 27th: Mustard seed beginnings

Our daily living is filled with small gestures which, over time, count for a lot. Mark 4: 26 – 34 Jesus gives two parables about the […]

Thursday January 26th: Let your light shine!

“ For there is nothing hidden but it must be disclosed, nothing secret except it be brought to light.” Mark 4: 21-25 “Everything in de dark […]

Wednesday January 25th: As people of faith

The Conversion of St Paul How well do we follow our assignment? Mark 16:15-18 Wow! Is the opening prayer in today’s Liturgy touching you? “…We who […]

Tuesday January 24th: Be doers.

“Anyone who does the will of God, that person is my brother and sister and mother.’’ Mark 3:31-35 We must never stop talking about Jesus. His […]

Monday January 23rd: A house divided

People who take a stand for justice, integrity, anti-corruption…are often deemed troublemakers Mark 3:22-30 Many years ago, a simple farmer from Dominica, practicing organic/biological methods of […]

Sunday January 22nd: Called to serve

“The people who walk in darkness have seen a great light.” Matthew 4:12-23 We are lonely by birth, only pilgrims here in this Caribbean space. Born […]

Saturday January 21st? You mad or what?

“He went home again, and once more such a crowd collected they could not even have a meal.” Mark 3: 20-21 Jesus was on a roll, […]

Friday January 20th: Thanks Mountaintop experiences

We must all have a ‘mountain’ to go to when we have serious or life-decisions to make. Mark 3: 13 – 19 The mountain always had […]

Thursday January 19th: We are all in need of healing

“All who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him.” Mark 3:7-12 In today’s Gospel people came to Jesus from everywhere because of the healing miracles, […]

Wednesday January 18th: Do Good Anyway

Lord, remove all faultfinding, and let it begin with me. Mark 3:1-6 Have you ever felt like you could do a million things right and yet […]

Tuesday January 17th: People first

“The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath”. Mark 2: 23-28 The interpretation of laws has always been problematic yet laws are necessary […]

Monday January 16th: Embracing possibilities

No! New wine into fresh wineskins! Mark 2:18-22 Jesus tells his listeners when new wine is put into old, rigid and brittle wineskins the result will […]

Sunday January 15th: Authentic, Reliable Witness

“…I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.” John 1:29-34 John 1:29-34 Isn’t it wonderful when someone can bear positive, truthful witness […]

Saturday January 14th: Building Community

“They asked his disciples, ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ Mark 2: 13-17 Wow! If ever we needed a Scripture passage to support […]

Friday January 13th: Sin cripples

“My child, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2: 1 – 12 When they brought the paralytic to him, why did Jesus ignore the obvious and address […]

Thursday January 12th: Go to him anyway

“Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” Mark 1:40-45 The leper knew very well […]

Wednesday January 11th: True Availability

God’s Will and Purpose Mark 1:29-39 This passage reflects a lovely movement. After a lot of work and busyness, Jesus ‘got up’ – this is the […]

Tuesday January 10th: Jesus as Model

“And His teaching made a deep impression on them because … he taught them with authority.” Mark 1: 21-28 When we are called to proclaim the […]

Monday January 9th: True humility

‘This is my Son, the Beloved.’ Matthew 3:13-17 This gospel is a perfect example of humility. Here we have two people who show us how true […]

Sunday January 8th: Feel the pulse-beat

“And you Bethlehem in the land of Judah.” Matthew 2:1-12 And you Bethlehem in the land of Judah. And you Bethlehem, here, in all the lands […]

Saturday January 7th: The Miracle Cycle Begins with an Empty Glass

‘They have no wine.’ John 2:1-11 In today’s word the illustration Mother Mary extends is worth reflecting upon. A problem arises and she goes to her […]

Friday January 6th: Glimpses of the Christ

“You are my Son, the Beloved; my favor rests on you.” Mark 1: 6 – 11 The Christmastide gospel passages give us different glimpses of who […]

Thursday January 5th: Jesus calls…

“If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts!” John 1: 43-51 Who can enter Your sanctuary O Lord? The man with a clean heart […]

Wednesday January 4th: The Goodness of God

I have experienced the goodness of God, time and time again. John 1 :35-42 I so admire Andrew. He was able to follow Jesus right away […]

Tuesday January 3rd: This is the Son of God

“Behold the Lamb of God.” John 1:29-34 The interaction between John the Baptist and Jesus was indeed very deep, way beyond the blood relationship. When Mary […]

Monday January 2nd: Be like John

Make a straight way for the Lord John 1: 19 – 28 OMG, January 2nd. Another year has passed in a flash. I am reading today’s […]

Sunday January 1st: The depths of sorrow and heights of joy

‘But Mary treasured all these words and pondered them in her heart’ Luke 2: 16-21 New mothers treasure everything about their new babies. One can only […]

Saturday December 31st: Out with the old

Divinity has clothed Himself in humanity so that all of humanity can share in His divinity! John 1:1-18 As we come to the end of the […]

Friday December 30: The Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph God is always ready to guide and inspire every family. Matthew 2: 13-15 Being a family is […]

Thursday December 29th: Behold the Promise

“For my eyes have seen the salvation which you have displayed for all people to see.” Luke 2:22-35 We have much to learn from Simeon who […]

Tuesday December 28th: The Holy Innocents

Feast of the Holy Innocents “It Is Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted”….. Matthew 2:13-18 The Gospel tells us that God spoke to […]

Tuesday December 27th: Faithful discipleship

Like John, our goal is to remain close to Jesus John 20: 1 – 8. The Church celebrates the feast of St. John, apostle and evangelist […]

Monday December 26th: Do not worry

Feast of St Stephen It is reassuring that we have the Spirit of our Father right at our side. Matthew 10:17-22  Can you recall an occasion […]

Sunday December 25th: Always to Shine

The Nativity of the Lord “An angel of the Lord stood over them and the glory of the Lord shone round them.” Luke 2:1-14 Time and […]

Saturday  December 24th: God’s plans for John

“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel!” Luke 1: 67 – 79 Today we turn to the ‘Prayer of Zechariah’, commonly called the Benedictus. Though […]

Friday December 23rd: Divine Intervention

We must not be closed to the hope that God will do great things in our lives. Luke 1: 57-66 When Elizabeth’s time had come her neighbours […]

Thursday December 22nd: Building Communities of Inclusivity and Dialogue

 “He has… lifted up the lowly; filled the hungry with good things”… Luke 1: 46 Certainly, this is a prayer of synodality! Mary, experiencing the love […]

Wednesday December 21st: Jesus always propels us into action

Mary got up at once and went to Elizabeth. Luke 1:39 – 45 Today’s Gospel is truly a Gospel of faith, faith with action. Prayer without […]

Tuesday December 20th: Living in the Lord

“Behold the handmaid of the Lord”… Luke 1:26-38 Today’s Gospel passage is very close to my heart because it contains the motto I chose many years […]

Monday December 19th: When God Mutes Us.

“For the Grace, wisdom and discernment to build in silence.” Luke 1: 5-25 Have you ever felt the not-so-gentle nudging of the Lord asking you to […]

Sunday December 18th: Quiet quitting

“Do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife…” Matthew 1:18-24 ‘Quiet quitting’ is a new post-pandemic term which means ‘moving ourselves off the […]

Saturday December 17th: A genealogy of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham

All are within the mercy and love of God. Read today’s Gospel. Matthew 1: 1-17 The beginning of Matthew’s Gospel focuses in detail on the ancestry […]

Friday December 16th: Unmasking

What mask or false self do we need to shed in order to live our true vocation? John 5:33 -36 John the Baptist is one of […]

Thursday December 15th: Being a Messenger-Leader

“Look I am going to send my messenger in front of you to prepare your way before you”. Luke 7:24-30 Like John the Baptist, all great leaders are not afraid to […]

Wednesday December 14th: Living in joyful hope

“…Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Luke 7:19-23 Two thousand years later and we are still asking the […]

Tuesday December 13th: A Man Had Two Sons 

So very often we understand religious responsibility as  law, reinforced by punishment. Matthew 21: 28 – 32 In today’s Gospel passage, by choosing to use sons […]

Monday December 12th: The Lord will fulfill his promises

 “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Luke 1: 39-47 “All my life you have been faithful, all […]

Sunday December 11th: Go light the world

Stand up and testify; and, like John the Baptist, be willing to pay the price. Matthew 11: 2 – 11 You have received the gift of […]

Saturday December 10th: Joining the Dots

Let’s ask Him ‘Why?‘ Matthew 17:10-13 The question the disciples ‘put to’ Jesus was to clarify something that others were saying – that Elijah had not […]

Friday December 9th: Closed Minds

We must have the humility to listen and the openness to change in order to embrace the Messiah and his Kingdom. Matthew 11: 16 – 19 […]

Thursday December 8th: A call to serve

‘The angel Gabriel was sent by God’  Luke 1: 26-38 In this well-known scripture passage heralding the birth of Jesus we see Mary receiving a message […]

Wednesday December 7th: Rest

‘For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”’ Matthew 11:28-30 In the Gospel today we are given the simplest of invitations. Jesus says to […]

Tuesday December 6th: We matter

The Father is not willing that we should perish! Mathew 18:12-14 O what great joy and consolation to know we have such a persistent and protective […]

Monday December 5th: Jesus is our friend

Jesus called the man friend Luke 5: 17-26 Jesus forgave the man his sins. The Pharisees and teachers of the law heard this and were horrified! You […]

Sunday December 4th: The moment of ‘conversion’ or ‘metanoia’, a change of heart and mind.

‘Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is close at hand.’ Matthew 3:1-12 The essential message of John the Baptist is “Repentance”.  Jesus also started his ministry with these […]

Saturday December 3rd: Go, proclaim this message

“Freely you have received; freely give” Matthew 9:35-10:1, 6-8 Today’s Gospel focuses on Jesus choosing and sending His disciples out with specific authority and instructions: to […]

Friday December 2nd: A vision of hope

“Do you believe I can do this?” They said, “Lord, we do.” Matthew 9: 27 – 31 Advent is a season of hope. The gospel passage […]

Thursday December 1st: Strong foundation

Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord”, will enter the kingdom of heaven Matthew 7: 21, 24 – 27 I love watching home renovation shows […]

Wednesday November 30th: Call and Response

Feast of St Andrew, Apostle. “And at once, leaving their nets they followed him.” Matthew 4:18-22 Sometimes knots deep down in the belly, and bones turning […]

Tuesday November 29th: Trust like a child

‘I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to […]

Monday November 28th: Astounding Faith

“…just give the word and my servant will be cured.” “…I tell you solemnly, nowhere in Israel have I found faith like this.’’ Matthew 8:5-11 “Where […]

Sunday November 27th: A requirement of kingdom people

Be ready, for you do not know the hour Matthew 24: 37 – 44 Which one of you will give your son a stone if he […]

Saturday  November 26th: Watch yourselves!

Prayer is the weapon. Luke 21:34-36 The words: “Stay awake” jump out at me every time. I know I must focus on Christ and thoughts of […]

Friday November 25th: Hang on to the Word

“ Sky and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” Luke 21: 29 – 33 Jesus says his words are not like […]

Thursday November 24th: We can be hopeful

“Now when these things begin to take place, stand up and raise your heads …” Luke 21:20-28 Initially, today’s passage seems to be one associated with […]

Wednesday November 23rd: By your endurance you will gain your souls

‘He got up, each of the three times he fell under the weight of the cross ‘…  Luke 21: 12 – 19 Nelson Mandela was imprisoned […]

Tuesday November 22nd: A Time of Grace and Mercy

 “And when you hear of wars and revolutions, do not be terrified, for this is something that must happen first, but the end will not come […]

Monday November 21st: Sacrifice grows charity

“She, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.” Luke 21:1-4 Today’s Gospel is forming us in the way of charitable living.  Charity is one of […]

Sunday November 20th: The burden of leadership

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe There is a “cross” which must be borne…. Luke 23:35-43 “I did not sign up for this!” she […]

Saturday November 19th: Whose spouse Am I?

“The bliss of spending Eternity with our Eternal Spouse” Luke 20: 27-40 Marriage is an important sacrament. That is why it’s no surprise that it is […]

Friday November 18th: A Sacred Space

Our parish churches should not become a mere filling station where we go occasionally. Luke 19: 45 – 48 Jesus entered the Temple and drove out the merchants […]

Thursday November 17th: God cares!

“As he drew near and came in sight of the city he shed tears over it.” ,Luke 19:41-44 Do you remember when our parents and teachers […]

Wednesday November 16th: Opportunities

“I tell you, to everyone who has will be given more…” Luke 19:11-28 In this parable Jesus posits two ways of dealing with opportunities. Firstly, we […]

Tuesday November 15th: Short sight, not height

“He kept trying to see who Jesus was but he was too short.” Luke 19: 1-10 There was Jesus right in his presence yet Zacchaus was […]

Monday November 14th: The possibilities of Faith

*Your faith has made you well.” Luke 18: 35 – 43 As Jesus approaches Jerusalem, he focuses his teaching on faith. Earlier he told the disciples […]

Sunday November 13th: Not one stone will be left upon another

“All these things you  are staring at now – the time will come when not a single stone will be left on another: everything will be […]

Saturday November 12th: Persistent Prayer

 “ I will see that she gets justice”… Luke 18:1-8 One day a new priest came to my Parish.  I was excited to meet him and  […]

Friday November 11th: Be prepared

“It will be the same when the day comes for the Son of man to be revealed.” Luke 17: 26 – 37 As Jesus neared Jerusalem […]

Thursday November 10th: It is Within Me

Until the end of time! Luke 17:20-25 As human beings, we deal in tangibles – when, where, what, how. In this Gospel passage, the Pharisees ask […]

Wednesday November 9th: Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica

“Stop turning my Father’s house into a marketplace!” John 2: 13-22 When Jesus angrily chased the money-changers out of the temple, it was because they were […]

Tuesday November 8th: Humility

‘We are merely servants; we have done no more than our duty Luke 17: 7-10 Today Jesus presents us with a parable that instructs us on […]

Monday November 7th: Be aware of your Attitudes and Actions

‘…you must rebuke the offender, and if there is repentance, you must forgive.’ Luke 17:1-6 In today’s passage, Jesus is saying to His disciples what it […]

Sunday November 6th: Children of God

“… to which of them will she be the wife?’ Luke 20:27-38 Our reading presents us with the Sadducees posing a hypothetical case to Jesus. It […]

Saturday November 5th: Shades of grey

Welcome Christ and deny entrance to all others, when you possess Christ you are amply rich and He will satisfy you- Imitation of Christ Luke 16:9-15 […]

Friday November 4th: A wake up call

“Now that my master is taking the stewardship from me, what am I to do?” Luke 16: 1 – 8 How many times we have heard this […]

Thursday November 3rd: God welcomes sinners

I am in awe of God’s love and mercy.. Luke 15: 1 – 10 I love these two parables. I feel comforted by them. The image […]

Wednesday November 2nd: Our final destination is eternal life

‘I will raise him up on the last day” John 6: 37-40 Today the Church celebrates the feast of All Souls. This feast commemorates all the […]

Tuesday November 1st: Why Celebrate All Saints’ Day

Find inspiration in their stories. Matthew 5: 1 – 12 It is a beautiful thing to go back to the beginning to truly understand why we […]

Monday October 31st: I scratch your back….

“When you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind.” Luke 14: 12-14 Prepare a Sunday meal and invite to your home […]

Saturday October 29th: Humble Yourself

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the man who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 Luke 14:1,7-11 “My girls, my girls here […]

Friday October 28th: Never alone

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude. Through St Jude God demonstrates His love and concern for everyone, especially those experiencing the most difficulties. Luke 6: 12 […]

Thursday October 27th: The Master has you covered!

“How often have I longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! Luke 13:31-35 O that hymn, […]

Wednesday October 26th: The narrow door

“Are you saved?” Luke 13:22-30 I often wonder what prompted the question if there would only be a few saved. Jesus doesn’t answer directly but very […]

Tuesday October 25th: Become blessings for others.

“It is like a mustard seed that a man took and planted in the garden.” Luke 13:19 Luke 13:18-21 I recently stayed at a little guest […]

Monday October 24th: “…You are set free from your ailment.”

In the process of serving and being served healing takes place. Luke 13: 10 – 17 Many years ago, a group of friends started a community […]

Sunday October 23rd: I lay my burden down in prayer

“Lord be merciful to me a sinner.” Luke 18: 9 – 14 With a heavy heart I turn to the corner of the yard.  And in […]

Friday October 21st: Wisdom at work

“How is it you do not know how to interpret these times?” Luke 12: 54 – 59 Profound wisdom often comes from simple teachings; for example, […]

Thursday October 20th: The power of the most high comes through Jesus Christ.

‘I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were blazing already!’ Luke 12:49-53 Today’s Gospel may be confusing to many. […]

Wednesday October 19th: On being tidy

“How do I keep my house?” Luke 12:39-48 The more I feel drawn to do big things for God’s kingdom, it is the more that the […]

Tuesday October 18th: Unconditional love

“The harvest is rich, and the labourers are few.” Luke 10: 1-09 “It is not so much what we do but how we do it that […]

Monday October 17th: Avarice

“A person’s life is not made secure by what he or she owns.” Luke 12:13-21 In this parable on avarice the rich man thought that by […]

Sunday October 16th: Passion and Persistence

“I must give this widow her just rights since she keeps pestering me.” Luke 18:1-8 This weekend’s reading of the widow and the unjust judge reminds […]

Saturday October 15th: Not my words but Yours, O Lord!

“For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say” Luke 12:8-12 What an awesome promise which we may have overlooked time […]

Friday October 14th: Proclaim from the housetops

Whatever disciples derive from study, reflection, prayer and contemplation they are to eventually shout it loudly for the world to hear.  Luke 12: 1 – 7 […]

Thursday October 13th: Persecution of Contemporary Prophets

“Therefore, the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles; some of them they will kill and persecute’” Luke 11:47-54 In today’s […]

Wednesday October 12th: Do as I say not as I do

“You pay no attention to judgment and to love for God” Luke 11: 43-46 My father was a champion pepper eater. He used to cut a […]

Tuesday October 11th: An Invite to Jesus

Change me from the inside Luke 11:37-41 What a lovely gesture! The Pharisee invited Jesus home to dine with him. Jesus must have needed that respite […]

Monday October 10th: The sign of Jonah

“…something greater than Jonah is here!” Lk.11:32 Luke 11: 29-32 Unbelief and unrepented sin are big barriers to healing of mind, body, soul and spirit.  This […]

Sunday October 9th: Your faith has made you well

Under every flesh-wound is a deeper soul-wound crying-out for healing Luke 17: 11-19 The art of healing thyself hinges on the practice of giving thanks. It […]

Saturday October 8th: Keeping the word

‘Still happier those who hear the word of God and keep it’ Luke 11: 27-28 In this short gospel passage Jesus is able to give us […]

Friday October 7th: Created for harmony

“Any kingdom which is divided against itself is heading for ruin.” Luke 11: 15-26 Jesus stated a simple truth in response to those who accused him […]

Thursday October 6th: Ask, Seek and Knock

‘So, I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you’ Luke 11: 5-13 Jesus reminds us that Prayer demands a certain level of […]

Wednesday October 5th: The Master- Planner

There is always time to do God’s Will: if we have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not […]

Tuesday October 4th: A matter of priorities

What is the most important thing? Luke 10: 38 – 42 I used to think exactly like Martha. I had a ‘poor me’ attitude. I thought […]

Monday October 3rd: Go and do likewise

“And who is my neighbour?” Luke 10:25-37 This is a very popular gospel passage commonly referred to as the Good Samaritan. I suppose the lawyer believed […]

Sunday October 2nd: Increase our Faith

Do not worry about the size of your faith. Luke 17: 5 – 10 When we look at all the tragedies happening in our world today, […]

Saturday October 1st: The Little Way

Become like little children Matthew 18: 1 – 5 A fitting gospel to celebrate the feast of St Therese of Lisieux. St Therese’s simple and practical […]

Friday September 30th: One day congotay!

“….those who reject me reject the one who sent me.” Luke 10: 13 – 16 Today we are not meeting the meek and mild Jesus. Instead […]

Thursday September 29th: Divine Connection

They are faithful emissaries fulfilling their sacred missions. John 1: 47-51 Angels ascending and descending…This incessant activity between heaven and earth in a picture on the […]

Wednesday September 28th: Wait…Just now!

“Your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:57-62 There are so many demands that the urgent and the […]

Tuesday September 27th: Move on

“What would Jesus do” Luke 9:52-56 “Wow!” Jesus knew the end of the journey yet he resolutely took the road to Jerusalem; no looking back. This […]

Monday September 26th: True Greatness

“… Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me …” Luke 9:46-50 In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus’ call to welcome a “little child” in […]

Sunday September 25th: Bridge the Gap

In his torment in Hades he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his embrace. Luke 16:19-31 The rich man was […]

Saturday September 24th: Let these sayings sink down into your ears

…in this time of synodality, and in all times, Jesus is demanding that we listen and consider things on a deeper level… Luke 9:43-45 Some of […]

Friday September 23rd: Not a quick fix!

We would only appreciate him as the Christ when we see him with eyes of faith and not with eyes of personal needs. Luke 9: 18 […]

Thursday September 22nd: Lord, more of You!

‘So, who is this I hear such reports about?’ And he was anxious to see him. Luke 9: 7-9 I Dared to Call Him, Father, written […]

Wednesday September 21st: Mercy brings transformation and salvation

“Mercy is what pleases me, not sacrifice” Matthew 9:9-13 Today’s Gospel challenges us as we look at Matthew, the tax collector, being called by Jesus to […]

Tuesday September 20th: Our Light-bearer Mission

“We are ambassadors of light” Luke 8:16-18 When we think about how inconvenient it is to be without light, we realise how important our “light-bearer” mission […]

Monday September 19th: Our Light-bearer Mission

“We are ambassadors of light” Luke 8:16-18 When we think about how inconvenient it is to be without light, we realise how important our “light-bearer” mission […]

Sunday September 18th: Astuteness at work

“The children of this world are more prudent in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light.” Luke 16: 1-13 This Sunday’s Gospel […]

Saturday September 17th: Different Soils

“We can only reap a great harvest if we work at it ,,,” Luke 8:4-15 In this passage of the Sower, Jesus challenges his listeners and […]

Friday September 16th: Freedom of spirit

Divine providence will always provide for those who simply leave everything for the sake of the kingdom of God. Luke 8: 1 – 3 Today’s gospel […]

Thursday September 15th: Sorrow of sorrows

“The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about him” Luke 2:33-35 I listen to the news, only to hear that another son is […]

Wednesday September 14th: Love is a decision

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall […]

Tuesday September 13th: Lawd put ah hand!

“God has come to help his people.” Luke 7: 11-17 My mother used to say, “Lawd put ah hand, and if you can’t put a hand, […]

Monday September 12th: The Cycle of Hearing

Hear, Listen, Testify! Luke 7:1-10 The Gospel says when he came to the end of all he wanted the people to hear, Jesus then went about […]

Sunday September 11th: Whatever you cherish you will lose

“It is only right that we celebrate and rejoice…” Luke 15:1-32 Whether sheep, coin or prodigal son; a loss is a loss. Whatever you cherish you […]

Saturday September 10th: Good Tree, Good Fruit, Good Foundation

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord’ and not do what I say?” Luke 6: 43-49 Would you dare to build your house on sandy soil […]

Friday September 9th: The blind can’t lead the blind

“Take the log out of your own eye first, and then you will see clearly enough…” Luke 6: 39 – 42 Jesus teaches on two aspects […]

Thursday September 8th: Discerning God’s will

‘The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream.’ Matthew 1: 18-23 In the gospel of the feast of The Birth of the Blessed […]

Wednesday September 7th: Blessed and Happy

God reveals to the humble the true source of happiness. Luke 6:20-26 Jesus begins his teaching about the way to the kingdom of heaven by explaining […]

Tuesday September 6th: The Divine Will – knowing the heart of the Father

“He went into the mountain to pray; and he spent the whole night in prayer with God.” Luke 6:12-19 Discerning God’s will is challenging when my […]

Monday, September 5th: Set like a mapapi

“The scribes and Pharisees were watching him to see if he would cure somebody on the sabbath, hoping to find something to charge him with.” Luke […]

Sunday September 4th: Enthusiasm is not Enough

‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’ Luke 14: 25 – 33 What we need is Contemplation and Action We […]

Saturday September 3rd: Lord of the Sabbath

“Is it unlawful to do good on the Sabbath?” Luke 6:1-5 There has always been a debate over what can and cannot be done on the […]

Friday September 2nd: Out with the old…

“And nobody puts new wine in old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins” Luke 5: 33 – 39 Today’s gospel passage is about […]

Thursday September 1st: Answer Back

If you say so, I will pay out the nets Luke 5: 1 – 11 At a training session on effective listening the instructor said “people […]

Wednesday August 31st: Missionary and Much More

‘And he laid his hands on each of them and cured them.’ Luke 4:38-44 During his time on earth Jesus healed many persons. In today’s gospel […]

Tuesday August 30th: Who say so?

“And his teaching made a deep impression on them because his word carried authority.” Luke 4: 31-37 Every show host, podcast presenter, YouTube channel owner and […]

Monday August 29: The Herod in us

Read today’s Gospel. Mark 6:17-29 Going against our better judgement. That Herod recognized John the Baptist for who he was, is obvious. YET because of pride […]

Sunday August 28th: Yours is the Seat of Honour

How you travel is how you arrive. Luke 14:1, 7-14 Don’t look now; but it seems as though guests are edging-up to get in the front […]

Friday August 25: Ready and waiting

Read today’s Gospel – Matthew 25: 1 – 1 Every disciple is responsible for receiving and developing a personal faith in the Lord. Today’s parable describes […]

Thursday August 25: ‘Stay awake’

Read today’s Gospel – Matthew 24:42-51 How am I preparing myself? My friend would fall asleep ‘at the drop of a hat’ and yet declare her […]

Wednesday August 24: Faith and commitment are strong

Read today’s Gospel- John 1:45-51 ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Many of us have experienced people dismissing us in various circles when we share […]

Tuesday August 23: I need to clean inside this cup!

Read today’s Gospel-Matthew 23:23-26 Am I more like the scribes and Pharisees or am I more like Jesus? Jesus’ harsh words to them are important to […]

Monday August 22: Search me, Oh God and know my heart today.

I couldn’t help but chuckle as I imagined Jesus telling off the scribes and Pharisees and they getting more and more material to get rid of […]

Friday August 19th: Love – At the root of it all

When love is our guiding principle our actions can only be good.  Matthew 22: 34 – 40 To the Pharisee who asked him which was the […]

Thursday August 18th: What’s my role?

“Lord, I accept your invitation” Matthew 22: 1-14 Lord, If I had to audition for a role in this parable, what part would I play? Am […]

Wednesday August 17th: Unconditional Love

“Why be envious because I am generous?” Matthew 20: 1-16 Looking after the weaker ones in our charges is usually a challenge for parents, teachers and […]

Tuesday August 16th: Making the impossible, possible

“…for God, everything is possible” Matthew 19:23-30 What are the requirements for entry into the kingdom of Heaven? When the rich man put this question to […]

Monday, August 15th: The Presence of Jesus

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary “For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for […]

August 14th: The Fire go bun dem

This is a cleansing fire, a purifying fire, a fire of justice. Luke 12: 49-53 I see fire, I see rain. I see tyres burning on […]

Saturday August 13th: Trust is the key

For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these Matthew 19: 13-15 One of my granddaughters is at the stage of life called the “terrible […]

Friday August 12th: A Sacred Bond

Jesus believed that marriage was a sacred bond for life because he valued faithfulness and commitment.  Matthew 19: 3 – 12 The question, in today’s passage […]

Thursday August 11th: You are the one

“Will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off?” Matthew 18: 3 – 12 If you […]

Wednesday August 10th: Surrender to Transformation

Moving from where we are to where God wants us to be… John 12: 24-26 The Gospel today is all about newness and change, moving from […]

Tuesday August 9th: Become like little children

“Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” Matthew 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14 How many of us like to be considered ‘little’? Undoubtedly, many would […]

Monday August 8th: Pay what’s due

‘Does your master not pay the half-shekel? Matthew 17: 22-27 This passage reminds us of Mark 12:17: ‘Give unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.’ In today’s […]

Sunday August 7th: My master is taking his time coming

There really is no time when the master is truly away. Luke 12: 32 – 48 Nothing is more fatal as thinking we have plenty of […]

Saturday August 6th: A glimpse of glory

Feast of the Transfiguration ‘And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white …’ Luke 9:28-36 In the […]

Friday August 5th: Surrendering all

To have Jesus is to have everything.  Matthew 16: 24 – 28 Jesus speaks on the condition of discipleship in today’s passage. He says, “If anyone […]

Thursday August 4th: Instruments of God’s grace

“After God, the priest is everything! He utters a few words and the Lord descends from Heaven at his voice to be contained within a small […]

Wednesday August 3rd: Who vex lose

This lady knew exactly what she wanted. Mathew 15: 21-28 This is a great example of the power of being focused. No distraction deterred her. He […]

Tuesday August 2nd: Take Courage

“It is I. Don’t be Afraid” Matthew 14:22-36 There are always lessons to be learnt whenever Jesus interacts with His disciples. What intrigues me is their […]

Monday August 1st: Feed the hungry

Give them something to eat yourselves Matthew 14: 13 – 21 Sometimes it really helps to put situations in context to really understand the significance of […]

Sunday July 31st: The fool’s way

“So it is when someone sets up treasure for himself instead of becoming rich in the sight of God.” Luke 12:13-21 Who is in charge of […]

Saturday July 30th: A Moral Dilemma

“The King was distressed but, thinking of the oaths he had sworn and of his guests,”… Matthew 14:1-12 John, a prophet, faithfully proclaimed the Word, calling […]

Friday July 29th: Open door, open heart

When we open our doors to Jesus, he opens his saving love to us.  Luke 10: 38 – 42 The gospel opens with Jesus arriving at […]

Thursday July 28th: Separating goodness from evil

“The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous” Matthew 13: 47-53 Jesus is trying to jolt us into awareness that the decisions […]

Wednesday July 27th: What is your treasure?

A treasure is linked to the heart. Matthew 13:44-46 What thoughts go through your mind with this reading? (Try to find someone to share.) The implication […]

Tuesday July 26th: Simple things bring great joy

Sts Joachim and Anne “Blessed are your eyes, because they see, …” Matthew 13: 16-17 My husband and I are not young but became first-time grandparents […]

Monday July 25th: Can you drink the cup?

“..it means that we do all our work with the aim of serving..”                  Matthew 20:20-28 The passage is a powerful teaching of Jesus about formation […]

Sunday July 24th: Ask and the Father will dance

“Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins.” Luke 11:1-13 We need bread.  We cyar live without bread.  We need mercy. Don’t […]

Saturday July 23rd: Wheat and darnel: Man’s struggle

“The kingdom of God is like a man who sows good seed in his field.” Matt 13: 24-30 Jesus is saying to the children of the […]

Friday July 22nd: Forgiven

Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. Her grace moment was receiving forgiveness from the Lord. John 20: 1 – 2. 11 – 18 Mary Magdalene is an […]

Thursday July 21st: A mystical experience

“But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear.” Matthew 13: 10-17 Jesus speaks in parables. Why? Parables have deep meaning […]

Wednesday July 20th: Time to sow again

God has prepared the nutrient-rich soil for your seed. Matthew 13: 1-9 What seed has God called you to sow for his kingdom? Has he been […]

Tuesday July 19th: We are family

‘Whosoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my mother and brother and sister.’ Matthew 12: 46-50 Remember the days when we played with […]

Monday July 18th: A sign

“Pay attention to the Now!” Matthew 12:38-42 The story of the prophet Jonah swallowed up by a whale and then spat out onto dry land is […]

Sunday July 17th: At the Lord’s feet

“Martha, Martha, you worry and fret over so many things yet few are needed, indeed only one.” Luke 10: 38-42 When I lived in Toco, I […]

Saturday July 16th: Wait on the Lord

“Jesus knew this and withdrew from the district.” Matthew 12:14-21 Jesus did not leave because He was afraid. He left for the same reason He had […]

Friday July 15th: People first

People, their needs, and their capacity ought to be considered first. Matthew 12: 1 – 8 The gospels record Jesus in several conflicts with the Pharisees […]

Thursday July 14th: Yoked to Christ

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” Matthew 11: 28-30  It is so easy to misunderstand this quotation, from today’s Gospel passage, in modern […]

Wednesday July 13th: Childlike Trust

“You have revealed them to the childlike.” Matthew 11:25 – 27 I have been struggling for years with a personal situation.  I could not understand why […]

Tuesday July 12th: Words and Works of Jesus

Cause me to listen and repent… Matthew 11: 20-24 Tyre and Sidon were cities threatened by destruction via conquest.  They were historically, in opposition to Israel […]

Monday July 11th: Risking alienation

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring Peace to the earth: it is not Peace I have come to bring, but a sword.” Matthew […]

Sunday July 10th: Go and do likewise!

The stranger in need becomes your brother, your friend, your neighbour. Luke 10: 25-37 There is a balm in Gilead. There is a balm cascading down […]

Saturday July 9th: Establish priorities

‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.’ Matthew 10: 24-33   In today’s gospel Jesus gives us four […]

Friday July 8th: Sheep among wolves

It is not about fighting fire with fire; it is about trusting God to take care of those whom He sends out. Matthew 10: 16 – […]

Thursday July 7th: True discipleship

“Freely you have received, freely give.” Matthew 10: 7-15 Jesus said  to his disciples: Freely you have received, freely give. What they have received they must now […]

Wednesday July 6th: Physician heal thyself!

God IS Love and Love IS God…. God always wants the best for us and our response, our yes determines the outcome. Mathew 10: 1-7 I […]

Tuesday July 5th: Facts based on evidence

It is amazing that logic never comes into play Mathew 9: 32-38 It is eye opening to see, that false information based on opinion and not […]

Monday July 4th: The girl is not dead but asleep

“Your faith has healed you” Matthew 9:18-26 Three words strike me in today’s Gospel reading: Power, Faith and Touch. The synagogue leader had power but he […]

Sunday July 3rd: The harvest is rich

“He Himself was to visit…” Luke 10:1-12,17-20  Many biblical scholars suggest that the 72 disciples going out to all the towns represent the whole Church. Jesus […]

Saturday July 2nd: Celebrate the present

But the time will come … Matthew 9: 14 – 17 Mourning the loss of a friend, I have often thought back to whether we spent […]

Friday July 1st: Healing and forgiveness

God takes notice of us in our need and He comes to lift us up. Matthew 9: 9 – 13 Jesus made a statement, in today’s […]

Thursday June 30th: Go home!

“ He said to the paralytic, ‘get up, pick up your bed and go home!’ “ Matthew 9:1-6 Sins forgiven and paralysis cured, the words, “Go […]

Wednesday June 29th: Solemnity of Sts. Peter & Paul

“Who do you say I am? Matthew 16:13-19 Apart from Simon Peter’s acknowledgement of Jesus as the “Son of the living God”, what made him worthy […]

Tuesday June 28th: The Word of God

“Lord, save us! We are perishing!” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?”. Matthew 8: 23-27 Recently my flight was […]

Monday June 27th: Commitment to Christ

Can I give up…? Matthew 8:18-22 The Jerusalem Bible, entitles this text: ‘Hardships of the apostolic calling.’ Straight and simple?  ‘Hardships’!   Can I bear them? Like […]

Sunday June 26th: DOH  LOOK BACK

“Let me go and bury my father first.” Luke 9:51-62 The mood is urgent. Jesus resolutely sets his sight on Jerusalem. He sends his disciples ahead […]

Saturday June 25th: Their pain is Mary’s pain

“His mother stored up all these things in her heart.” Luke 2: 41-52 Today we celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The Church […]

Friday June 24th: Celebrating the return!

Sacred Heart. Solemnity. “Rejoice with me, I have found my sheep that was lost.” Luke 15: 3 – 7 Today as we celebrate the solemnity of […]

Thursday June 23rd: The Nativity of John the Baptist

“What will this child turn out to be? they wondered, And indeed the hand of the Lord was with him.” Luke 1:57-66, 80 From time immemorial, […]

Wednesday June 22nd: Discernment

“Beware of false prophets who come disguised as sheep but underneath are wolves.” Matthew 7:15—20 The world today is confusing. There are many voices that promise […]

Tuesday June 21st: Right living

Treat others as you would like to be treated. Matthew 7:6, 12-14 In today’s Gospel we are reminded about how we treat others.  One very important […]

Monday June 20th: The Beam of Pride

“First cast out the beam out of your own eye; and then you shall see clearly to cast out the speck out of your brother’s eye.” […]

Sunday June 19th: Give it all away!

“For anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it.” Luke […]

Saturday June 18th: Choices

“Do not worry …; tomorrow will take care of itself.” Matthew 6:24-34 I remember my parents telling us as children that there are consequences to our […]

Friday June 17th: The Treasure of Faith

While earthly treasures may be here today and gone tomorrow, faith endures unto eternal life. Matthew 6:19- 23 Today Jesus speaks about storing treasure. Throughout the […]

Thursday June 16th: Use What You Have

“Give them something to eat yourselves” Luke 9:11-17 The Twelve were worried about the five thousand men who had followed them to this lonely place. Now […]

Wednesday June 15th: In all humility

‘Be careful not to parade your good deeds in public to attract attention.’ Matthew 6:1-6, 16- 18 Jesus did not mean to discourage us from doing […]

Tuesday June 14th: Plumbing the depths of love

“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you,” Matthew 5:43 – 48 Today’s Gospel is part of that wonderful teaching of […]

Monday June 13th: Choose Peace

“Do not take revenge on someone who has wronged you” Matthew 5:38-42 Recently we have been hearing about violence in our schools. In the most popular […]

Sunday June 12th: In God’s house

Stay in the house that God builds and you will come to know everything, even what is to come.  John 16: 12-15 We live in the […]

Saturday June 11th: The Spirituality of Work

Letting our peace descend… Matthew 10: 7-13 It is as if Jesus gave the apostles their job description. He commissions them to proclaim the coming of […]

Friday June 10th: Righteous and Holy Living

Jesus challenges disciples to go beyond the physical act. Matthew 5: 27 – 32 Jesus speaks to the commandment concerning adultery. The seventh commandment says: “Thou […]

Thursday June 9th: A higher calling

“…if you are angry with a brother or sister,…if you insult…, if you say ‘You fool!’, you will be liable to judgement….so…be reconciled…and…then… offer your gift.” […]

Wednesday June 8th: Modelling His Love

‘Do not imagine that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets.’ Matthew 5: 17-19 We often live by the dictum that change is […]

Tuesday June 7th: Salt and light: Faith in action

“You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13-16 It is no secret that salt brings flavour, passion, and pleasure to life. We are being asked […]

Monday June 6th: All God’s  Will.

The Blessed Mother Mary, the new Eve stood at the foot of the cross sharing in the redemptive suffering of Jesus our Redeemer. John 19:25-34 “Who […]

Sunday June 5th: Filled with Joy

Feast of Pentecost Flowing out from this is a joy that, once experienced, is to be taken to the world. John 20:19-23 There is a Song […]

Saturday June 4th: Rumours

“The rumour went out among the brothers that this disciple would not die.” John 21: 20 -25 Today’s gospel shows us how easy it is for […]

Friday June 3rd: Look after my sheep

Jesus healed Peter of his past so that he could lead others to healing. John 21: 15 – 19. After they had eaten, Jesus asked Peter, […]

Thursday June 2nd: May we be one

Peace may only be realized through unity. John 17:20-26 We are in the final week of the Easter Season 2022. The Solemnity of Pentecost is next. […]

Wednesday June 1st: One with the Father

Obedience to his Father’s will was his glory. John 17:11-19 What motivated Jesus to lay down his life on the cross as the atoning sacrifice for […]

Monday May 30th: Our help, our hope!

The Holy Spirit fills us with a living hope in the power of Christ’s resurrection. John 16: 29-33. While we cannot avoid all pain and suffering […]

Sunday May 29th: The Ascension of Our Lord

“Now as he blessed them, he withdrew from them and was carried up to heaven.” Luke 24:44-53 Many questions can be asked about the Ascension of […]

Saturday May 28th: Let go; let God

“If you ask anything of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. “ John 16:23-28 In this passage, I might be inclined […]

Friday May 27th: Sorrow will turn into joy.

The heart of the Easter message is death does not have the last word for those who live in God. John 16: 20 – 23 The […]

Thursday May 26th: In a short time

“When sorrow will turn to Joy.”  John 16:16-20 Since covid-19, there continues to be a tremendous amount of weeping and wailing. Many who lost loved ones […]

Wednesday May 25th: Spirit lead them!

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now” John 16:12-15 As parents, we know the emotions of sending our […]

Tuesday May 24th: Come Holy Spirit

“And when he comes he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgement.” John 16:5-11 Jesus tells his disciples three very important things about […]

Monday May 23rd: The Advocate

My teacher, friend, witness John 15:26 -16:4 Jesus is going to take away his visible presence from the disciples whom he is leaving to be his […]

Sunday May 22nd: Home sweet home

“We will make our home with you.” John 14:23-29 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain. (Ps127:1) It’s the same with the […]

Saturday May 21st: The hard road of Jesus

“But it will be on my account that they will do all this” John 15: 18- 21 Today’s Gospel points out that we will be called […]

Friday May 20th: Our measure and model

“This is my commandment: love one another, as I have loved you”. John 15: 12 – 17 The gospels are words to live by and instructions […]

Thursday May 19th: Lord Complete My Joy!

“I have told you this so that my own joy may be in you and your joy be complete.” John 15: 9-11 Where you choose to […]

Wednesday May 18th: Call to harmony

‘My Father is the vinedresser”. John 15:1-8 Today’s passage leads us on a journey to friendship. The disciples and Jesus became friends. Their journey together involved […]

Tuesday May 17th: Coming home

“And we shall come to him and make our home in him” John 14:21-26 True Love is like coming home. When we open our hearts to […]

Monday May 16th: God’s Love Language

“Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me.”  John 14:21-26 “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”, These […]

Sunday May 15th: Love: Our moral compass.

Open your heart to the transformative power of love and it will guide all your desires, thoughts and actions. John 13:21-35 Many years ago I asked […]

Saturday May 14th: Our brother’s keeper

‘Love one another as I love you’ John 15:9-17 As I write, the nation is outraged on learning of the abuse of children at the children’s […]

Friday May 13th: Trusting the voice

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust in me.” John 14: 1 – 6 Jesus’ words could not have come at […]

Thursday May 12th: Love and loyalty to the end

To accept the Lord’s messenger is to accept Jesus himself. John 13:16-20 Jesus loved his disciples to the end and proved his faithfulness to them even […]

Wednesday May 11th: Believe…See…Hear…Keep

Cause me to believe… John 12:44-50 We are called today to believe in Jesus, for we are really believing in the Father; and to see Jesus, […]

Monday May 9th: Fullness of life

‘I am the good shepherd.’ John 10: 1-10 In this gospel Jesus compares himself to the shepherd who has a thorough knowledge of his flock such […]

Saturday May 7th: “My words are spirit and life”

Lord Jesus, you have the words of everlasting life. John 6: 60-69 Through the gift of faith Peter was able to receive spiritual revelation of who […]

Friday May 6th: No ordinary bread

The life we truly need is not found in ordinary bread but in Jesus. John 6: 52 – 59 Today’s gospel passage is taken from the […]

Thursday May 5th: Food for the journey

“He brought me to the banqueting house, and His intention toward me was Love” John 6:44-51 When I was pregnant with my second child, I was […]

Wednesday May 4th: How comforting!

How comforting to know we will never be turned away by Jesus. John 6: 35-40 This is one of the Gospels that always comforts me. It […]

Tuesday May 3rd: Jesus is the way, the truth and the life

“I will do whatever you ask in my Name” John 14:6-14 The Gospel reading sets the scenario between Jesus and the disciples. Clearly even though they […]

Monday May 2nd: The bread of life

This supernatural food is healing for both body and soul and strength for our journey heavenward. John 6:30-35 The bread which Jesus offers his disciples sustains […]

Sunday May 1st: Reinstated for service

“Feed my lambs, feed my sheep.” John 21: 1-19 Today’s gospel reminds us that God does not stop searching for us or loving us because we […]

Saturday April 30th: “It is I. Do not be afraid!”

“Amidst our fright, we must consistently commit ourselves to memory, for this fear ignites the forgetfulness that continuously threatens our faith in God…” John 6:16-21 Jesus’ […]

Friday April 29th: The Crowds were impressed.

Jesus knew what he was going to offer them. John 6: 1 – 15 The crowds followed Jesus because they were impressed by the signs he […]

Thursday April 28th: The Word of God

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure God’s wrath. John 3:31-36 The idea that […]

Wednesday April 27th: God so loved…..

Truth, goodness, and beauty are made perfect in the love of Christ. John 3: 16-21 God gives us the freedom to choose whom and what we […]

Tuesday April 26th: Use God’s lens!

Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can these things be?’ John 3:7-1 One of the recent RCIA candidates shared that at his very first session, a young […]

Monday April 25th: Go into all the world.

“..drive out the demon of illiteracy from among our children …to speak in tongues through the range of services we provided to children from poor families..” […]

Sunday April 24th: Make me a channel

Jesus brings peace John 20:19-31 Thomas wasn’t there when the Lord came. Locked in grief, a cloud of doubt engulfed him and the trauma of nails […]

Saturday April 23rd: The Great Commission

We are Christ’s ambassadors and witnesses of his victory over sin and death. Mark 16:9-15 After his appearance to his beloved apostles, Jesus commissions them to […]

Friday April 22nd: Jesus showed himself again

They knew quite well it was the Lord. John 21: 1 – 14 When Jesus showed himself again to the disciples on the day of resurrection, […]

Thursday April 21st: Scriptures Reveal Jesus

“He then opened their minds to understand the scriptures” Luke 24: 35 – 48 Happy Easter Thursday. Blessings of the Resurrection of Christ upon every area […]

Wednesday April 20th: An Emmaus Encounter

Luke 24:13-25 I walked seven miles to Emmaus- With my grief at my side Although we’re supposed to be Easter people, My sorrow and sadness I […]

Tuesday April 19th: He is Risen

“Go and find the brothers and tell them: I am ascending to my Father and your Father” John 20:11-18 Today’s Gospel focuses on Mary’s journey of […]

Monday April 18th: The empty tomb

“Filled with awe and great joy the women came quickly away from the tomb and ran to tell his disciples” Matthew 28:8-15 It was the women […]

Saturday April 16th: Lest we forget

“…and they remembered his words.” Luke 24:1-12 Imagine, the women who had come from Galilee with Jesus, needed to be reminded of what Jesus had told […]

Friday April 15th: Jesus emptied himself.

The cross is a symbol of self-emptying.  John 18: 1 – 19: 42 St. Paul spoke of Jesus emptying himself when he accepted death on the […]

Thursday April 14th: Holy Thursday

“Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you […]

Wednesday April 13th: The worst betrayal ever?

“Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?” Matthew 26:14-25 (Old me) Jesus different yes! You think I eating with anybody who trying to mash me up? Steups! […]

Tuesday April 12th: Degrees of Separation

Night has fallen… John 13:21-33, 36-38 This gospel passage evokes sad feelings – even Jesus ‘was troubled in spirit’.  The passage highlights three (3) ‘separations’ of […]

Monday April 11: True Repentance

The man who was to betray Him John 12: 1 – 11 I often wonder why Judas Iscariot was allowed to stay. Jesus must have known […]

Sunday April 10th: Forever healing

No answer to this monstrosity Luke 23: 1-49 Herod plied Him with questions but Jesus offered him no answer.  Not a time to offer defence.   Caught […]

Saturday April 9th: The loss of power

‘Jesus…left the district for a town called Ephraim’ John 6: 45-56  The Gospel today is an example of what happens to people when they see their […]

Friday April 8th: Jesus is Lord.

We believe that Jesus is God, equal to the Father. John 10: 31 – 42. The Jews accused Jesus of blasphemy, therefore, they wanted to stone […]

Thursday April 7th: Glory, because I Am

‘… I tell you, before Abraham was, I am.’ John 8: 51-59 We should constantly take note when we sight the word ‘glory ’ or any […]

Wednesday April 6th: “No room for my Word”

“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free!” John 8: 31-42 No room! No room! As it was over 2,000 years ago, […]

Tuesday April 5th: Holy Spirit, be with me

Lord I pray for understanding and courage. John 8: 21 – 30 Lord, I pray for understanding and courage. There are so many times in the […]

Monday April 4th: Jesus’ testimony is valid

“I am the light of the world” John 8:12-20 This pandemic experience has many people asking the question, “Where is God?”. How can He allow so […]

Sunday April 3rd: Source of pardon and peace.

Jesus is always there, not to condemn but to lift us all, one by one to new life.- John 8:1-11 It happened in Jerusalem, in the […]

Saturday April 2nd: Endure

Prophets do not come out of Galilee. John 7: 40 – 53 Not too long ago, there was a news story “Out of Laventille”. A young […]

Friday April 1st: Jesus was non-confrontational

Jesus avoided the Jewish authorities John 7: 1 – 2. 10. 25 – 30 The gospel mentioned, twice, that Jesus avoided confrontation with Jewish leadership. He […]

Wednesday March 30th: The Authority of the Son

“The Son can do nothing on His own” John 5:17-30 Whenever truth is spoken, the hearer must take notice.  While truth can be discomforting or disconcerting, […]

Tuesday March 29th: ‘No complaints’

“Do you want to be well again?”  John 5:1-3,5-16 I am there. Totally disgusted at the smells, the noises, the general atmosphere, I wanted to walk […]

Monday March 28th: A fickle people

The Galileans received Him well, having seen all that He had done. John 4: 43 – 54 When Jesus first went back to Galilee, the people […]

Sunday March 27th: Lost sons

Oh my Papa Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 I remember my father rocking me in the hammock of his arms singing, ‘O my papa, to me you are […]

Saturday March 26th: The Way of Humility

“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted” Luke 18:9-14 In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable […]

Thursday March 24th: Come off the Fence!

“Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.” Luke 11:14-23 We are in the middle of Lent. Today’s […]

Wednesday March 23rd: Living Kingdom values.

“Whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:17-19 Sometimes I feel like I am going through the […]

Tuesday March 22nd: Forgiveness

How often must I forgive Matthew 18:21-35 In the message in the Gospel passage today, “There is no limit to forgiveness.” Jesus’ concern is with our […]

Monday March 21st: Spreading Good News in our Caribbean Lands.

“Elijah was sent, but only to a widow in Zarephath; only Naaman was cured.” Luke 4:24 – 30 The Caribbean was hit hard by Covid-19; many […]

Sunday March 20th: Waiting for your love

“Leave it one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it.” Luke 13:1-9 The Gospel this weekend brought to mind a […]

Saturday March 19th: The Patronage of St. Joseph

“Your Father and I have been looking for you” Luke 2:41-51 Are you feeling lost? Imagine being in the temple that day and our Blessed Mother […]

Friday March 18th: The Holy Spirit produces good fruits.

God expects all disciples to produce the appropriate fruits. Matthew 21: 33 – 43. 45 – 46. The parable of the vineyard owner and the hostile […]

Thursday March 17th: Social blindness

“Between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, to stop anyone if he wanted to, crossing from our side to yours.” Luke 16: 19-31 […]

Wednesday March 16th: Service

“… anyone who wants to be great among you must be your servant” Matthew 20:17-28 Jesus was anxious to prepare his disciples for his impending torture […]

Friday March 25th: The Annunciation of the Lord

Mary trusted God and cooperated with Him. Luke 1: 26 – 38 The Feast of the Annunciation is the root of all the other special feasts […]

Tuesday March 15th: Below the surface

“Everything they do is done for people to see” Matthew 23:1-12 “A picture paints 1000 words”, this saying might not be as accurate now, as we […]

Monday March 14th: God of Mercy and Compassion

“Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.” Luke 6: 36-38 In Luke Chapter 6 Jesus defines the culture of the kingdom of God and it […]

Sunday March 13th: Abounding confidence

Bleed love into each other Luke 9:28-36 When we get it right, we feel the transformation: our head rises, shoulders thrown back with confidence, great hormones […]

Saturday March 12th: Love who?

“He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good.” Matthew 5: 43-45 There is this man in church who does not like the […]

Friday March 11th: Developing Christian Virtue

Virtue is a good habitual act and giving the best of oneself. Matthew 5: 20 – 26. Jesus told the disciples: “If your virtue goes no […]

Thursday March 10th: Ask, Seek, Knock, Enter

The onus is on us. Matthew 7:7-12 We have to do the work that is contained in Jesus’ commands, Ask, Seek, Knock, Enter. It is up […]

Wednesday March 9th: The sign of Jonah.

“…something greater than Jonah is here!” Luke 11: 29-32 Unbelief and unrepented sin are among the biggest barriers to healing of mind, body, soul and spirit.  […]

Tuesday March 8th: Lord, teach us to pray

‘You should pray like this.’ Matthew 6: 7-15 In the Gospel today, Jesus is teaching us how we should pray. We remember the Greatest Commandment that […]

Monday March 7th: Sheep come here, Goats over there

‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father….’ Matthew 25:31-46 On our island here, when we hear a story about sheep and goat it would probably […]

Sunday March 6th: Staying strong

“Led by the Spirit in the wilderness, Jesus was tempted.” Luke 4:1-13 How often do we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us? Sometimes it is […]

Saturday March 5th: Leave everything-Follow Jesus!

“It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” Luke 5:27-32 How many are sick now…of worry, fear, grief, physical and or mental […]

Friday March 4th: The Value of Fasting

Fasting is not for itself Matthew 9: 14 – 15. John’s disciples asked Jesus why his disciples did not fast when they and the Pharisees did. […]

Thursday March 3rd: A Selfless Life

Dear God, I pray for the strength and courage to live a selfless life. Luke 9: 22 -25 I think I want to be a follower […]

Wednesday March 2nd: Ash Wednesday

“Your Father will reward you.” Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 We have the opportunity, during Lent, to focus on prayer, fasting and almsgiving. We should be practicing these […]

Tuesday March 1st: Just reward!

What about us Mark 10: 28 – 31 Peter, to me, is the relatable disciple. He has this “human” honesty about him that brings a sense […]

Monday February 28th: The cost of discipleship

‘Go, sell what you own, and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.’ Mark 10: 17-27 […]

Sunday February 27th: Let the heart speak

Wait! Let them words take the shape that resembles the contours of your heart. Luke 6: 39-45 Every tree is known by its fruit, every heart […]

Saturday February 26th: Like Little Children

” Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it” Mark 10:13-16 The kingdom […]

Friday February 25th: The two shall become one

From the beginning God intended a man and a woman to come together in a life-long commitment. Mark 10: 1 – 12 Today’s question, coming from […]

Thursday February 24th: Don’t maim, proclaim!

‘If anyone gives you a cup of water to drink just because you belong to Christ, then I tell you solemnly, he will most certainly not […]

Wednesday February 23rd: “..postering as librarians…”

“Do not stop them … whoever is not against us is for us.” Mark 9:38-40 Many years ago, and more, a group friends and I started […]

Tuesday February 22nd: You are the Son of God

You share in the mystery of Salvation Matthew 16:13-19 Peter responded to Jesus with conviction, “You are the Christ the Son of the Living God.” Peter’s […]

Monday February 21st: Developing our prayer lives

“This is the kind that can only be driven out by prayer.” Mark 9: 14 – 29 Like the disciples, we sometimes wonder why our prayers […]

Sunday February 20th: Raising the bar

‘Treat others as you would like them to treat you.’ Luke 6: 27-38 The gospel of today is part of Jesus’ greatest homily. This is where […]

Saturday February 19th: Transfiguring Moments

Rabbi, it is good that we are here!” Mark 9:2-13 Have you been pouring from an empty cup, lately? Perhaps, you have been trekking and traversing […]

Friday February 18th: Public witness

Following Jesus is deciding not to make faith and public witness about us. Mark 8: 34 – 9: 1 The common testimony of Christians is their […]

Thursday February 17th: Journey to commitment

“Who do you say I am?” Mark 8:27-33 In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus asks his disciples, ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter acknowledges him to […]

Wednesday February 16th: Trust

“… a personal commitment to trust the process.” Mark 8:22-26 Change is a personal commitment to trust the process. Sometimes it happens just so. But very […]

Tuesday February 15th: Stick break in your ears?

Have you eyes that don’t see and ears that don’t hear. Mark 8: 14-21 Our grandparents used to say, “Stick break in you ears? All you […]

Monday February 14th: Signs of transformation

“Why does this generation seek a sign? Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” Mark 8: 11-13 Our Lord Jesus […]

Sunday February 13th: He stood in their company

Listening from the heart translates into deliberate walking together into bigger communion. Luke 6: 17, 20-26 Live with less. Strive less, achieve less, win less and […]

Saturday February 12th: Thank you, Lord for the Abundance

“When he had taken the seven loaves and given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people”…. Mark 8:1-10 […]

Friday February 11th: Hear and proclaim

Anyone who acts in the name of Jesus, must be universal in scope and compassionate in outreach. Mark 7: 31-37 Jesus’ mission of announcing the Good […]

Thursday February 10th: The Power of Faith

Let us walk home with her… Mark 7:24-30 ‘So she went off to her home…’ Let us follow this woman after her encounter with Jesus. Let […]