Daily Reflections

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 […]

Wednesday February 9th: The heart of the matter

“It is what comes out of a man that makes him unclean.” Mark 7:14-23 “That come straight from mi heart!” This expression is not uncommon among […]

Tuesday February 8th: Leading by example

‘This people honours me only with lip-service. Mark.7: 1-13 Today in the gospel reading we see Jesus admonishing the Pharisees and considering their behavior as ignominious […]

Monday February 7th: Fringe Benefits…when we Recognise

‘…and all who touched it were healed.’ Mark 6: 53-56 The people in the land of Gennesaret didn’t have social media accounts, the internet or mobile […]

Sunday February 6th: Put out your nets for a catch

“And when they had done this they netted such a huge catch their nets began to tear.” Luke 5:1-11 Peter and his friends were out all […]

Saturday February 5th: That quiet place

“Build a cell inside your mind…”-St. Catherine of Siena Mark 6:30-34 Even Jesus, Son of God went off often in solitude to be in communion with […]

Friday February 4th: Every knee should bend

The name of Jesus is Good News, not disturbing or conscience jerking news. Mark 6: 14- 29 King Herod became so disturbed at the mention of […]

Thursday February 3rd: I Love Company

I thank God for sending my prayer partners. Mark 6:7-13 I love company. It is so much easier for me to do something when I have […]

Wednesday February 2nd: We are called to follow the Liturgical wisdom of the Church

“And the child grew and became strong” Luke 2:22-40 The Church celebrates the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. Mary and Joseph followed the purification […]

Tuesday February 1st: Only have Faith

Why put the Master to any further trouble Mark 5:21-43 Resonating with me today is the line “Why put the Master to any further trouble”. I […]

Monday January 31st: Jesus Heals the Gerasene Demoniac

“What do you want with me Jesus, Son of the Most High God?” Mark 5:1-20 There are several dimensions to this story of a man healed […]

Sunday January 30th: Love sees us through

“They took him up to the brow of the hill their town was built on, intending to throw him off the cliff.” Luke. 4:21-30 You were […]

Saturday January 29th: 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 It is evident that the static sound of […]

Friday January 28th: Your kingdom come

A seed is both mystery and hope. Mark 4: 26 – 34. The kingdom of God is compared to a seed. In the first instance it […]

Thursday January 27th: Light-bearers of God’s truth and love

“Is a lamp brought in to be put under a tub or under a bed?” Mark 4: 21-25 The truth cannot remain hidden, or suppressed, or […]

Wednesday January 26th: Good Soil

“But the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a […]

Tuesday January 25th: God can call anyone to become His witness.

“ by using my name they will cast out demons..” Mark 16:15-18 Today we celebrate the feast of the conversion of St Paul. We are reminded […]

Monday January 24th: Clothed in God’s strength

“If a kingdom is divided against itself it cannot stand.” Mark 3:22-30 What kind of spiritual danger or harm should we avoid at all costs? Jesus […]

Sunday January 23rd: Listening changes everything

“The spirit of the Lord is on me, for he has anointed me.” Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 All eyes in the synagogue were fixed on Jesus.  He […]

Saturday January 22nd: The crowd Listening

Relatives took charge of Him Mark 3:20-21 Jesus appears on the scene attesting that the Father sent Him. His actions are unconventional. He is performing miracles, […]

Friday January 21st: Called to serve

“He went up into the mountain and summoned those he wanted.” Mark 3: 13 – 19. At the start of his ministry, Jesus chose the Twelve […]

Thursday January 20th: Misinformation spoils Good News

“He warned them not to make him known” Mark 3:7-12 As I read today’s Gospel, today’s Good News, I asked myself, what is the Good News […]

Wednesday January 19th: Stretch out your hand!

“Christ has no hands on earth but ours,” Mark 3:1-6 Sometimes, I think we underestimate how much we need our hands until we are unable to […]

Tuesday January 18th: 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 17th: Open to Possibilities

“No! New wine into fresh wineskins!” Mark 2:18-22 Referring to a custom at that time, Jesus tells his listeners when new wine is put into old […]

Sunday January 16th: The best for last.

“They have no wine.” John 2: 1-11 So often, as in our Gospel story, we too have no wine. When the wine, that effervescent vitality, in […]

Saturday January 15th: Sinners accepted here

‘It is not the healthy who need the doctor, but the sick. I came to call not the upright, but sinners.’ Mark 2:13-17 “It have too […]

Friday January 14th: Communal faith

The faith of the community inspires us, encourages us and supports us. Mark 2: 1 – 12. Today’s gospel is the beautiful story of four men […]

Thursday January 13th: Thy will be done

A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees,“If you are willing, you can make me clean.” Mark 1 40-45 This man […]

Wednesday January 12th: Purpose

For this purpose I have come Mark 1:29-39 So Jesus went by he partner Simon and the man mother-in-law was sick. He heal she one time! […]

Tuesday January 11th: Jesus’ Show of Authority

“I want to free you.” Mark 1:21-28 In today’s Gospel, Jesus demonstrates the fulfilment of His mission by teaching and healing. He teaches with authority and […]

Monday January 10th: Answering the call

“Come with me and I will make you into fishers of men.” Mark 1:14-20 After spending some time into the wee hours of the morning with […]

Sunday January 9th: The beloved

Open our hearts that we may discern the call to mission. Luke 3:15-16; 21-22 We stand before you Holy Spirit; you, who are at work in […]

Saturday January 8th: Walking in humility

‘He must grow greater, I must grow smaller.’ John 3: 22-30 When it is the New Year we often decide to make resolutions that we hope […]

Friday January 7th: God’s embrace

God did not enter humanity to stay away from it. Luke 5: 12 – 16. The Christmas season teaches us that the Word became flesh and […]

Thursday January 6th: For He was Promised

‘Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.’ Luke 4: 14-22 Jesus’ gracious words brought hope, joy, and favour to those who were ready to […]

Wednesday January 5th: He watches over us

At once he spoke to them, “Courage! It is me! Do not be afraid!” Mark 6: 45-52 …”noone should fear any battle or temptation of the […]

Tuesday January 4: God is love

I pray, I continue to learn new lessons form the Gospels each day Mark 6: 34 – 44 It is amazing! Each time I read the […]

Monday January 3rd: Jesus is with us, have faith and hope in love

“The people who sit in darkness have seen a great light.” Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25 Today the Church celebrates the Monday after the Epiphany. In today’s gospel […]

Sunday January 2nd: The Epiphany of the Lord.

“Some wise men came to Jerusalem from the east. Where is the infant king of the Jews.” Matthew 2:1-12 Who are the Magi of today? They […]

Saturday January 1st: God’s boxes

Mary treasured all these things and pondered them in her heart Luke 2: 16 – 21 Today’s gospel reminds me of the story I heard a […]

Friday December 31: In the beginning was the Word

He is the Word that was with God and was God. John 1: 1-18 The prologue of John’s gospel appears several times during the Christmas season, […]

Thursday December 30th: Anna also chose ‘the better part’ and a good path

“Anna …praised God and spoke of Jesus” Luke 2: 36-40 There are times in the lives of each one of us when we find ourselves having […]

Wednesday December 29th: A little child shall lead them

What would it mean for the ‘restoration’ of generations if we recognized the divinity in each little life? Luke 2:22-35 I have always wondered how, of […]

Tuesday December 28th: 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 Joseph and said: “Rise, take […]

Sunday December 26th: In my Father’s house

Do not miss the opportunity to listen to what the Holy Spirit is saying through your child. Luke 2:41-52 Did you not know? How come you […]

Saturday December 25th: This baby is Emmanuel-God with us!

The light shines in the darkness John 1:1-18 Happy and Holy Christmas! On this day, in John 1:1-18, we are presented with a biography of Our […]

Friday December 24th: Glory and praise be to God.

“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; He has visited His people and redeemed them.” Luke 1:67-79 Today’s gospel is the Benedictus which we pray during […]

Thursday December 23rd: Neighbours and relatives …. shared her joy.

“His power of speech returned, and he spoke and praised God Luke 1: 57-66 We have gone through so much in the past year – as […]

Wednesday December 22nd: Jesus’ presence amongst men

God’s Mercy Luke 1: 46-56 God has visited his people. He brings joy and mercy amongst men. He is living in Mary as she visits Elizabeth […]

Tuesday December 21st: Living the Eucharist.

Mary brings Elizabeth and her babe into Holy Communion. Luke 1:39-45 Today’s Gospel passage took on new meaning for me this year due to Pandemic protocols […]

Monday December 20th: Mary did you know?

May we also reflect that we too are predisposed through our baptism for a special task that we must fulfil. Luke 1: 26-39 While putting up […]

Sunday December 19th: God is with us

We in turn are reminded that there is something ‘God-like’ in the way we are. Luke 1:39-45 When Mary ran as quickly as she could to […]

Saturday December 18th: God-is-with-us’

‘This is how Jesus Christ came to be born’ Matthew 1:18-24 It is normal to plan what you want to do with your life. This is […]

Friday December 17th: Sinners and Saints

If Jesus was happy to be a member of his family, we can be happy with our family as well. Matthew 1: 1 – 17 The […]

Thursday December 16th: Messenger Leadership

“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 […]

Wednesday December 15th: Living in joyful hope

“…Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” Luke 7:19-23 2000 years later and we are still asking the same […]

Tuesday December 14th: Delivery matters

He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go Matthew 21:28-32 When I collaborated with my darling wife, Sandee, on this Gospel, she remarked that […]

Monday December 13th: Let truth shine through

There can be no compromise with Jesus’ authority. Matthew 21: 23-27 There can be no compromise with Jesus’ authority – he is Truth incarnate. The coming […]

Sunday December 12th: Repent Now

What must I do? Luke 3:10-18 With the expected coming of the Messiah, there is urgency to put things right.  Repentance is the way to the […]

Saturday December 11th, Deeper Understanding of Jesus

Let us put a Question to Jesus…. Matthew 17:9a, 10-13 There is a movement in this Gospel passage that runs parallel to one of its substantive […]

Friday December 10th: Striking a happy medium

Our challenge is to create the appropriate balance for austerity and celebration in our lives. Matthew 11: 16 – 19. Jesus found it necessary to compare […]

Thursday December 9th: We are the Blessed Least

‘A greater than John the Baptist has never been seen.’ Matthew 11:11-15 Today Jesus pays his cousin a high, public compliment: “A greater than John the […]

Wednesday December 8th: Immaculate Conception of The Blessed Virgin

‘The Lord is with you.’ Luke 1: 26-38 Today we see that the angel Gabriel tells Mary that God has chosen her for what she thinks […]

Tuesday December 7th: Lost, but not Forgotten

“…And if he finds it, truly I say to you, he rejoices” Matthew 18:12-14 Have you ever gotten physically lost, or lost a child for a […]

Monday December 6th: Forgive-Heal-Repeat

Forgiveness begins in the will. Luke 5:17-26 I want to be like You, Jesus! Then the testing…the misunderstandings, deep betrayals and hurt. Forgiveness was difficult. No […]

Sunday December 5th: A voice cries in the wilderness

“Prepare a way for the Lord, Make his paths straight.” Luke 3:1-6 On April 15, 2013 the Boston Marathon took place and near the finishing line […]

Saturday December 4th: We are grateful

My heart breaks for those who cannot pick up their phones and speak to a priest or religious. Matthew 9:35 – 10: 1; 6 -8 I […]

Friday December 3rd: It is our call

We cannot allow obstacles to prevent us from reaching out to Jesus or from following him. Matthew 9: 27 – 31. The two blind men who […]

Thursday December 2nd: The rock who saves

Our character is revealed in the choices we make, especially when we are tested. Matthew 7: 21, 24-27 There is only one way in which a […]

Wednesday December 1st: Christian living

The Miracle of the Loaves Matthew 15:29-37 This seemingly simple act in today’s gospel of ensuring the crowd is fed provides so much insight into Christian […]

Tuesday November 30th: The call – Come follow me

“And at once, leaving their nets they followed him.” Matthew 4:18-22 We celebrate St Andrew today and notice how he and Peter, James and John readily […]

Monday November 29th: 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 28th: New Growth Happens

The sky which was threatening to fall-in turns from purple grief to a crimson hopefulness. Luke 21:25-28; 34-36 Dry leaves plummet to the earth. Thank God […]

Saturday November 27th: Freedom in Christ

Jesus, our Lord and Master, offers us true freedom. Luke 21:34-36 Is there anything holding you back from the joy and freedom of the Lord? God […]

Friday November 26th: In season and out of season

Through the grace and movement of the Spirit disciples can show God’s presence any time or every time. Luke 21: 29 – 33 Jesus compared the […]

Thursday November 25th: Looking to Him with Confidence

“But when these signs begin to happen, stand erect and raise your heads because your redemption is at hand.” Luke 21:20-28 In today’s gospel reading we […]

Wednesday November 24th: That path may also lead us to the cross.

“Your perseverance will win you your lives.” Luke 21:12-19 St. Teresa de Ávila was reputed to have said: “If this is how You treat Your friends, […]

Tuesday November 23rd: Seek first His kingdom

We need to recognize the signs of God’s judgment, mercy, and grace to save us. Luke 21: 5-11 Sometimes we don’t recognize the moral crisis and […]

Monday November 22nd: Jesus looks

Jesus is looking at our discipleship. Luke 21:1-4 The widow is sandwiched today: the Scribes devouring widows houses and questions Jesus. The widow, amidst her trials, […]

Sunday November 21st: Solemnity of Christ, King of the Universe.

“My kingship is not of this world.” John 18:33-37 It is not the songs we sing to Jesus (“He is the King of Kings) or the […]

Saturday November 20th: God wants all to live eternally with Him

“He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Luke 20:27-40 It is important for us to think […]

Friday November 19th: The temple of the body.

The passage speaks to us about addressing personal interior corruption. Luke 19: 45-48 Jesus cleansed the Temple because they turned it into a robbers’ den. A […]

Thursday November 18th: What makes for Peace

“If you too had only recognized on this day the way to peace!” Luke 19:41-44 Have you ever, realised that your keys have just “gone missing”? […]

Wednesday November 17th: Gifts to be shared.

I am reminded that our talents are not our personal possessions to what we like with. Luke 19: 11-28 As I looked at my prayer space, […]

Tuesday November 16th: Welcome all!

“This man too is a Son of Abraham”. Luke 19:1-10 Wonderful things happen when we treat others with dignity and respect even those whose credibility we […]

November 15th: Keeping Focus Monday

“The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent…” Luke 18: 35-43 It is so easy to lose sight of someone else’s needs […]

Sunday November 14th: From nature we take heed

“When you see these things happening: know that he is near, right at the gates.” Mark 13:24-32 It looks as though I am in the listening […]

Saturday November 13th: I will see that she gets justice

“And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.” Luke 18: 1-8 At […]

Friday November 12th: Striking a balance

The lesson from today’s gospel is, do not allow life to swamp us to the point of having no time for God. Luke 17: 26 – […]

Thursday November 11th: Don’t miss the moment

“The Kingdom of God is among you” Luke 17:20-25 While driving down the road, I laughed and said, “You really like me, don’t you?” He looked […]

Wednesday November 10th: The Touch of Jesus

“Jesus saw them and healed them.” Luke 17:11-19 Even though the lepers ‘stood some way off’ from Jesus, they ‘called out to him’ still. They recognized […]

Tuesday November 9th: Wrong and Strong

‘They had forgotten the holiness of God and the sacredness of the space dedicated to Him.” John 2:13-22 Nothing is wrong with a good fundraiser. After-Mass […]

Monday November 8th: Increase our faith

’Causes of falling are sure to come, but alas for the one through whom they occur.’ Luke 17: 1-6, Today, Jesus gives us three of his […]

November 7th: Giving all Sunday

She from the little she had has put in everything she possessed, all she had to live on.” Mark 12:38-44 Jesus is the kind of person […]

Saturday November 6th: Let us Serve Him

“You cannot serve God and wealth” Luke 16: 9-15 Today’s passage is a mixture of very different phases of life. However, behind them all there is […]

Friday November 5th: Courage to change

“The children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light.” Luke 16: 1 – 8. The […]

Thursday November 4th: My Journey Home

He has never stopped pursuing me, persistently calling, ever forgiving. Luke 15:1-10 I once dreamt that Life was an enormous stadium surrounded by bleachers on either […]

Wednesday November 3rd: A Tall Order

How do I show I love God above everything else? Luke 14: 25- 33 This is a tall order. I say I love God. How do […]

Tuesday November 2nd: I will not reject anyone who comes to me

For this is the will of my Father. John 6: 37-40 Today the Church celebrates All Souls Day to pay attention to all the departed. We […]

Monday November 1st: The Beatitudes

Where do I fit in? Matthew 5: 1 – 12 Today as we celebrate the saints and our call to holiness, the liturgy presents us with […]

Sunday October 31st: That they may be one

“To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and strength, and to love your neighbour as yourself, this is far more important than […]

Saturday October 30th: The Sin of Pride; the Virtue of Humility

“The proud heart is an abomination to the Lord…” Proverbs 16:5 Luke 14:1, 7-11 In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus illustrates the darkness of the sin of […]

Friday October 29th: Do good anyway.

The lesson is, when needed, compassion and life-giving actions are more important than keeping the Law. Luke 14:1-6 The scene of today’s gospel is a sabbath […]

Thursday October 28th: The Word of God

“And all in the crowd were trying to touch him, for power came out from him and healed all of them” Luke 6: 12-19 Luke summarises […]

Wednesday October 27th: Focus on Eternity

“Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter but will not be strong enough.” Luke 13:22-30 Today’s gospel […]

Tuesday October 26th: God’s Spirit will add ‘water’ to our ‘yeast’

“It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened.’’ Luke 13:18-21 […]

Monday October 25th: Freedom from oppression.

Jesus healed on the Sabbath because God does not rest from showing his mercy and love, ever.  Luke 13:10-17 Is there anything that keeps you bound […]

Sunday October 24th: That Faithful Cry.

“ Son of David, Jesus, have pity on me.” Mark 10:46-52 If hope is a rainbow that your good and uplifting thoughts form; that bow of […]

Saturday October 23rd: The sign of the barren fig tree

‘It may bear fruit next year, if not then you can cut it down.’ Luke 13:1-9 Jesus followed his warning to turn away from sin and […]

Friday, October 22nd: Signs of the times

Luke 12: 54 – 59 Reading the signs of the times is about allowing the gospel to guide trends and behaviours so that values and virtue […]

Thursday, October 21: The purifying fire

“I came to bring fire to the Earth and how I wish it were already blazing.” Today’s Gospel often confuses people about the kind of division […]

Wednesday, October 20th: Entrusted with much

Read today’s Gospel. Luke 12: 39-4 God wants us to answer His call and to step into the light. Have you ever participated in the “egg-and-spoon” […]

Tuesday, October 19th: Creative Waiting

Luke 12: 35 – 38 Jesus tells us today, ‘See that you are dressed for action and have your lamps lit.’ This speaks to us about […]

Monday, October 18th: ‘Traveller, there is no path, paths are made by walking’

Lk 10:1-9 In this Gospel passage Jesus sends out 72 followers before him and advises them to travel light, trusting that all will be well. Whether […]

Saturday October 16th: Come Holy Spirit.

“…For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.” Luke 12:8-12 The saying “lost for words” is very familiar to me. […]

Friday October 15th: Proclaim from the rooftop.

God is about light, revelation and proclamation, He is not about remaining hidden or being secretive. Luke 12: 1 – 7 The people gathered in their […]

Thursday October 14th: Woe to you experts in the law.

Woe to you experts in the law… you have hindered those who were entering. Luke 11: 47-54 In today’s Gospel St Luke highlights Jesus’ impatience with […]

Wednesday October 13th: Yuh looking for attention or what?

“For you love to have the seat of honour in the synagogues.” Luke 11: 42-46 Have you ever thought of the reason why you do most […]

Tuesday October 12th: The Pharisee in Us

Invite Jesus to make our hearts clean… Luke 11:37-41 What type of cleanliness is Jesus talking about? He is talking about holiness, being close to Him. […]

Monday October 11th: What More Do You Want?

‘When it comes to things of God…just go with it.’ Luke 11:29-32 Maybe it’s part of our human DNA to look for signs, to need evidence […]

Sunday October 10th: The rich young You

‘Sell all that you have …’ The young man’s heart fell as so much of him was at stake. Mark 10:17-30 A hundredfold is real abundance. […]

Saturday October 9th: Living the Word

‘…hear the word of God and keep it.’ Lk. 11: 27-28 In today’s Gospel reading Jesus tells us what is the true sign of holiness. When […]

Friday October 8th: Rejecting the messenger.

People can become so blinded by personal bias against another that even the good they do is suspect. Luke 11: 15 – 26. Jesus was right […]

Thursday October 7th: Ask, Seek and Knock

‘So, I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you’ Luke 11: 15-26 I could not help but think of Saint Monica after […]

Wednesday October 6th: If Only…

“Give us today our daily bread.” Luke 11:1-4 If only we could pull back the veil of this world, we will understand this world is a […]

Tuesday October 5th: Martha And Mary

Lord, let me be the best of Martha and Mary. Luke 10: 38 – 42 Dear Lord, please let me the best of Martha and Mary. […]

Monday October 4th: Who is your Neighbour?

“Love your Neigbour as yourself” Luke 10:25-37 Today’s reflection is on The Parable of the Good Samaritan, well known in Christian circles. We know that while […]

Sunday October 3rd: Together as one

‘So then, what God had united, man must not divide.’ Mark 10:2-16 Marriage is the relationship between man and woman from the very beginning. They were […]

Saturday October 2nd: Childlike Humility

Rejoice rather that your names are written in heaven Luke 10: 17-24 I call pride one of the sneaky sins. The seventy two disciples return jubilant […]

Friday October 1st: My vocation is love

She has inspired many through her “Little Way” to love God and neighbour. Matthew 18: 1 – 5 Jesus presenting a child as the model of […]

Thursday September 30th: Moving On

“Even the dust of your town we wipe from our feet…” Luke 10:1-12 In the daily walk of the disciple, there will be those who receive […]

Wednesday September 29th: You Will See the Angels of God

God’s word brings blessing and refreshment for those who reflect on it John 1:47-51 What would you give to see beyond the visible – to “see […]

Tuesday September 28th: Seeking the highest good

Jesus had “set his face toward Jerusalem” Luke 9:51-56 Jesus’ offer of friendship was rebuffed. Is there any wonder that the disciples were indignant and felt […]

Monday September 27th: A little child will lead us

He took a little child and placed him at his side. Luke 9:46-50 Children in the ancient world had no rights, position, or privileges of their […]

Sunday September 26th: The Useful Storm

Anything that causes you to turn around and walk on the right path is good. Mark 9:38-43; 45; 47-48 Anything that causes you to turn around […]

Saturday September 25th: A cross is not an easy object to carry.

And all were astounded at the greatness of God.  Luke 9:43-45 Recently, someone I know got an opportunity to advance her career. It all happened suddenly […]

Friday September 24th: His True Identity

Today there are as many opinions about Jesus as there are people in the world. Luke 9: 18 – 22. Jesus’ questions: “Who do the crowds […]

Thursday September 23rd: The truth shall set us free

God’s truth cannot be suppressed Luke 9:7-9 Now when reports of Jesus’ miracles and teaching reach Herod’s court, Herod became very troubled in conscience. He thought […]

Wednesday September 22nd: Proclaiming the Good News

Jesus called you Luke 9:1-6 The greatest privilege entrusted by God to you is to carry in you, Jesus the Good News, to those you meet. […]

Tuesday September 21st: Mercy, not Sacrifice

*It is the sick who needs the doctor not the healthy* Matthew 9:9-13 Many times we hear people making comments about someone in ministry ‘I know […]

Monday September 20th: Overcoming Jealousy

We are called to be light bearers amid this ever-darkening world. Luke 8:16-18 As much as I love butterflies, I don’t really like moths. Sometimes, I […]

Sunday September 19th: Who is the greatest?

‘If you want to see a true star in God’s eyes…look no further than this child.’ Mark 9:30-37 Today’s gospel brings to mind a famous quotation. […]

Saturday September 18th: Patience is virtue.

Society seems to be strongly influenced by instant results. Luke 8: 4-15 Society seems to be strongly influenced by instant results. There appears to be intolerance […]

Friday September 17th: Proclaiming the Good News

Missionaries are not moved by their own desires but by God’s will for the world. Luke 8:1-3 Jesus’ missionary spirit and practice made him avoid anchoring […]

Thursday September 16th: Go in peace

“… her sins, her many sins, must have been forgiven her…” Luke 7:37-50 Have you ever felt like an outcast when people had nothing good to […]

Wednesday September 15th: Loving beyond what we expect

“…we played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not weep” Luke 7: 31-35 How many of us love […]

Tuesday September 14th: Exaltation of the Cross

For God so loved the world…. John 3: 13-17 This week there have been unusual sightings of flocks of brilliantly red Scarlet Ibis flying overhead, originating […]

Monday September 13th: I am unworthy

I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof. Luke 7: 1-10 I love the Lord, I really do, but I was always very […]

Sunday September 12th: Second Wind

It is only from experiences like these that one can answer like Peter: You are the Christ! Mark 8:27-35 All they heard at Caesarea Philippi was […]

Saturday September 11th: Digging Deep

Let us lay our foundation on Love. Luke 6: 43–49 Today’s gospel speaks directly to that horrible incident in 2001 which ended in the collapse of […]

Friday September 10th: Journeying together

We must think in terms of mutual encouragement, mutual friendship and shared graces. Luke 6:39-42. Today’s parable says the blind cannot lead the blind; the disciple […]

Thursday September 9th: Bootcamp for Disciples

‘Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate.’ Luke 6:27-38 Have you ever taken on a challenge to accomplish some type of fitness goal – lose a […]

Wednesday September 8th: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

‘He is the one to save his people from their sins.’ Matthew 1: 1-16, 18-23 In this gospel reading we learn that Joseph was betrothed to […]

Tuesday September 7th: Power through Prayer

“Now during those days Jesus went out to the mountain to pray; and he spent the night in prayer to God.” Luke: 12-19 In today’s Gospel […]

Monday September 6th: Do good anyway

“I put it to you: Is it permitted on the Sabbath to do good, or to do evil; to save a life or to destroy it?” […]

Sunday September 5th: The personal touch

He put his fingers into the man’s ears and touched his tongue with spittle.’ Mark 7:31-37 The Jesus way of healing is to respond to a […]

Saturday September 4th: Praying for Wisdom

This Gospel reading always reminds me why I need to pray for wisdom and discernment. Luke 6: 1-5 This Gospel always reminds me why I have […]

Friday September 3rd: Tension and conflict

They intended to show him up as a bad teacher. Luke 5: 33 – 39. Tension and conflict between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders were […]

Thursday September 2nd: Put out into the deep water

“They left everything and followed Him” Luke 5:1-11 So often we become despondent when things do not happen as we expect it. At that point we […]

Wednesday September 1st: Spiritual Sloth

“They wanted to prevent Him from leaving them.” Luke 4: 38 – 44 The people wanted to stay where they were and keep Jesus with them. […]

Tuesday August 31st: In Word and Deed

“Be quiet! Come out of him!” Luke 4:31¬- 37 Those present in the synagogue in Capernaum were amazed that Jesus spoke with such authority. However, his […]

Monday August 30th: Familiarity breeds contempt! Stay focused on mission and purpose.

“I tell you solemnly, no prophet is ever accepted in his own country.” Mark 4:16-30 One frigid night, a sheik lay in his tent, his camel […]

Sunday August 29th: What’s within.

Uproot wrong thoughts and attitudes before they grow Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23 Where does evil spring from and what’s the solution for eliminating it from our […]

Saturday August 28th: Well done, good and faithful servant!

We have been created in the image and likeness of God and each blessed according to our ability. Matthew 25: 14-30 I would sit in church […]

Friday August 27th: Ready or not, He comes

The door closing was final to those who were not prepared. Matthew 25: 1 – 13 There is a ring of finality about the gospel. It […]

Thursday August 26th: The Abused and The Abusers

“And he begins to beat his fellow-slaves” Matthew 24:42-51 We are living in times that are sensitive to grave imbalances in power and the pandemic has […]

Wednesday August 25th: Jesus’ use of the word “hypocrites” is jolting …

‘Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!” Matthew 23:27-32 As someone involved in faith formation, this scripture has set me on some serious soul searching. If […]

Tuesday August 24th: Come and see

‘I pray for the inner freedom to ‘come and see’ John 1:45-51 It is an empowering invitation. One of the themes running throughout the archdiocesan pastoral […]

Monday August 23rd: Keep your eyes on Jesus

Don’t shut up the Kingdom Matthew 23: 13-22 Pharisees and Scribes are lay people like us. They are responsible for keeping the faith, building the church […]

Sunday August 22nd: Where is safe?

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the message of eternal life.” John 6: 60-69 In my Father’s house there is a room with your […]

Saturday August 21st: Humility

“Anyone who humbles himself will be raised up.” Matthew 23: 1-12 Let us approach the Scriptures with humility. Fr. Michel de Verteuil, guru of Lectio Divina, […]

Friday August 20th: The greatest commandment

Nothing must prevent us from putting God first in our lives. Matthew 22: 34 – 40 Jesus, citing the greatest commandment, says we must love God […]

Thursday August 19th: Dress Code in Effect

“How did you get in here, my friend, without a wedding garment?” Matthew 22:1-14 I’m not one to reference pop culture. However, today’s Gospel, reminds me […]

Wednesday August 18th: True love is always generous

“Why should you be envious because I was generous?” Matthew 20:1-16 There are many things in life that aggrieve us. Sometimes we can work them through […]

Tuesday August 17th: The dangers of riches

“In truth I tell you, it is hard for someone rich to enter the kingdom of Heaven” Matthew 19:23-30 We enter into the kingdom of Heaven […]

Friday August 20: The greatest commandment

Read today’s Gospel. Matthew 22: 34 – 40 Nothing must prevent us from putting God first in our lives. Jesus, citing the greatest commandment, says we […]

Thursday August 19: Dress Code in Effect

Matt 22:1-14 “How did you get in here, my friend, without a wedding garment?” I’m not one to reference pop culture. However, today’s Gospel, reminds me […]

Wednesday August 18: True love is always generous

Read today’s Gospel. Matthew 20:1-16 “ Why should you be envious because I was generous?” There are many things in life that aggrieve us. Sometimes we […]

Tuesday August 17: The dangers of riches

Read today’s Gospel. Matthew 19:23-30 “In truth I tell you, it is hard for someone rich to enter the kingdom of Heaven” We enter into the […]

Monday August 16: What do I lack?

Read today’s Gospel. Matthew 19:16-22 “…he went away sad, for he had many possessions.” The eagerness of this young man is surely admirable, as he showed […]

Monday August 16th: What do I lack?

“…he went away sad, for he had many possessions.” Matthew 19:16-22 The eagerness of this young man is surely admirable, as he showed great interest in […]

Sunday August 15th: Mary, Ark of the Covenant

“Of all women you are the most blessed and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Luke 1:39-56 From the very beginnings of her existence within […]

Saturday August 14th: Jesus Blesses Little Children

‘For it is to such as these (children) that the kingdom of heaven belongs’ Matthew 19: 13 -15 In Matthew 11:25 and again in Matthew 18:4 […]

Friday August 13th: Together forever

Jesus teaches that marriage is the most appropriate school of love and commitment and should be safeguarded. Matthew 19: 3 – 12 The Pharisees’ question on […]

Thursday August 12th: Forgiveness

Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.  Matthew 18:21 – 19:1 Last week I had the worst customer service experience ever!  I say, “Nobody […]

Wednesday August 11th: Being in Agreement

Help us to follow your path, Jesus. Matthew 18: 15–20 Jesus gives us a mechanism to follow when ‘your brother does something wrong’. Jesus says to […]