Daily Reflections

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. […]

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 […]

Tuesday August 10th: Planted to Fulfill Potential

‘When we die to something, something comes Alive within us…’ John 12:24-26 “Sometimes, when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried, but actually […]

Monday August 9th: So as not to offend these people

‘…Take it and give it to them for me and yourself.’ Matthew 17: 22-27 In today’s reading we have the story of Jesus instructing Peter to […]

Sunday August 8th: Take and eat

“I am the living bread which has come down from heaven.” John 6:41-51 If you look intently you will see a storm brewing in her eyes; […]

Saturday August 7th: Deep faith

“You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you? How much longer must I put up with you?” Matthew 17:14-20 The apostles […]

Friday August 6th: Feast of the Transfiguration.

It is about seeing Jesus shining through every poor person, homeless person, family, community member. Mark 9: 2 – 10. Transfiguration, unlike disfiguration, is beautiful. No […]

Thursday August 5th: CREDO-O Crux Ave! Spes Unica!

We share in the grace and protection of the Church – our beacon, our lighthouse in these dark days. Mathew 16:13-23 The Holy Spirit revealed who […]

Wednesday August 4th: Great Priests

I learned to be a good human just by observing them. Mathew 9:35 – 10.1 I thank God for  great priests. I learned to be a […]

Tuesday August 3rd: Keep your eyes on Jesus

“Lord save me” Matthew 14:22-36 This is an interesting narrative of Jesus and His disciples. They were experienced fisher folk yet they were troubled by the […]

Sunday August 1st: Living in the moment

“‘What must we do if we are to do the works that God wants?’ Jesus said: you must believe in the one he has sent.” John […]

Saturday July 31st: What a price!

John had told him, ‘It is against the law for you to have her.’ Matthew 14: 1-12. Standing up to Herod as he did, and naming […]

Friday July 30th: Managing expectations

“Where did the man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers?” Matthew 13: 54 – 58 Jesus made such an impression on the people of his […]

Thursday July 29th: Jesus Himself is the Resurrection and the Life

Feast of Saint Martha If you had been here, my brother would not have died. John 11:19 -27 Martha’s blunt statement to Jesus would be expressed, […]

Wednesday July 28th: Discovering heavenly treasure

The thing we most set our heart on is our highest treasure. Matthew 13:44-46 Discovering God’s kingdom is like stumbling across a hidden treasure or finding […]

Tuesday July 27th: We Will Win

“Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” Matthew 13:36-43. It’s so easy at times to be discouraged by all […]

Monday July 26th: Have humble and obedient hearts!

But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. Matthew 13: 16-17 In today’s world, there is so much to see […]

Sunday July 25th: The recipe is for giving

Bread is life. It is the first culinary expression of mankind and belongs on tables everywhere; so no plate must be left empty. John 6:1-15 In […]

Saturday July 24th: “…a deep truth that often bewilders..”

‘Listen then to what the parable of the sower means.’ Matthew 13:18-23 I am reminded of my time as a schoolteacher, just four years, when I […]

Friday July 23rd: The Parable of the Sower.

Are we willing and open to the Word, to give it a suitable place to lodge, germinate and bear fruit? Matthew 13: 18 – 23. Today’s […]

Thursday July 22nd: It is dark

They have taken my Lord away. John 20;1-2;11-18 Mary’s heart is heavy with grief, with horror, for she had witnessed her Lord beaten and crucified. She […]

Tuesday July 20th: Standing Outside

God’s will for each of us is to form deep, and meaningful relationships with others. Matthew 12: 46-50 Are you on the outside when you should […]

Monday July 19th: Through the eyes of faith

“It is the unfaithful generation that asks for a sign.” Matthew 12:38-42 It is true that most of us depend on signs to help us navigate […]

Sunday July 18th: No vacation from our vocation.

“But they saw them going and many recognized them…. and reached there before them.” Mark 6:30-34 To my child’s mind it seemed standard operation that every […]

Saturday July 17th: Finding hope

“… he will not break the crushed reed, or snuff the faltering wick …” Matthew 12:14-21 On occasion, our friends tell us the Lord does not […]

Friday July 16th: Mercy not Sacrifice

God will always choose merciful actions first and He asks us to do the same. Matthew 12: 1 – 8. The Lord said he wants mercy […]

Thursday July 15th: Share the load.

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart…” Matthew 11:28-30 This text is another example of how […]

Wednesday July 14th: The Praise of the Father

‘You have revealed them to the Childlike’ Matthew 11: 25-27 I remember the day that pride overtook me. It was after school and I was leaving […]

Tuesday July 13th: Ungratefulness worse than obeah

For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. Matthew 11: 20 -24 Wow! […]

Monday July 12th: Being a Disciple

This is what is means to follow Jesus…. Matthew 10: 34 – 11:1 Jesus’ statements in today’s Gospel may seem to be controversial. Standing up for […]

Sunday July 11th: Together we can heal

He summoned the twelve and began to send them out in pairs. Mark 6: 7-13 Everybody needs a buddy to go out with. We need not […]

Saturday July 10th: Relax, God’s Got You

‘Stand for me and I will stand for you’ Matthew 10:24-38 I have heard it said that the phrase ‘Do not be afraid’, or some itineration […]

Friday July 9th: Proclaiming Good news.

The Holy Spirit will provide whatever is necessary when the time comes. Matthew 10: 16 – 23. Jesus sending the disciples out into a world that […]

Thursday July 8th: Freely

‘You received without charge, give without charge.’ Matthew 10: 7-15 In today’s gospel Jesus details for his disciples what he considers necessary for them on their […]

Wednesday July 7th: The Call

Whosever He calls, He equips. Matthew 10: 1-7 When Jesus called out and upon the twelve disciples, He give them instructions but not just instructions. At […]

Tuesday July 6th: A kingdom divided cannot stand

The logic was clear and powerful… Matthew 9:32-38 My Secondary school was non-denominational and filled with constant bombardment of tracts vividly illustrating idol worshipping Catholics destined […]

Monday July 5th: Faith in the Lord

“I pray for as much faith as the official whose daughter was dead” Mathew 9 :18-24 I pray for as much faith as the official. He […]

Sunday July 4th: Returning home.

Are we willing to rethink our attitudes and behaviours? Mark 6:1-6 The story of what happened to Jesus when he decided to return to his home […]

Saturday July 3rd: Believe that Jesus is always present

“We have seen the Lord” John 20:24-29 Having faith is often a difficult thing for all of us. Today’s reading is sharing on the experience of […]

Friday July 2nd: The call

Jesus called Matthew and each one of us because he believes in each one. Matthew 9: 9 – 13. Today’s passage is the call of Matthew […]

Thursday July 1st: Power of forgiveness

Healing body, mind, and soul. Matthew 9:1-8 Jesus’ treatment of sinners upset the religious teachers of the day. When a cripple was brought to Jesus because […]

Wednesday June 30th: Jesus frees.

Jesus will free us from anything that binds us Matthew 8:28-34 Two men who were possessed and driven mad by the force of many evil spirits […]

Monday June 28th: What it means to follow Jesus.

To follow Jesus means to be prepared to be with him in good times as well as bad. Matthew 8: 18-22 Theoretically we all know what […]

Sunday June 27th: The healer pivots

Sometimes we are so straight jacketed in our main calling that we don’t give credence to the other call. Mark 5: 21-43 On the way to […]

Saturday June 26th: Faith Like The Centurion

“Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof: but only say the word, and my servant shall be healed.” Matthew 8:5-17 In […]

Friday June 25th: A new lease on life

Jesus was life to this leper since he restored everything he had lost Matthew 8: 1 – 4. When the leper asked for healing, Jesus did […]

Thursday June 24th: John the Baptist, instrument of God’s mercy

“What, then, will this child be?” Luke 1: 57 – 66, 80 God is a God of mercy. We believe that He is the same yesterday, […]

Wednesday June 23rd: Good fruit

A sound mind accepts what is truly good and right and rejects what is false and wrong. Matthew 7:15-20 What’s the test of a true or […]

Tuesday June 22nd: A Counter-cultural Message.

Treat others as you want to be treated. Matthew 7:6.12-14 Today’s world moves at a fast pace and as we go we lose our care and […]

Monday June 21st: Do not judge and you will not be judged.

Take the plank out of your own eye before taking the splinter from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7:15 As we grow in our relationship with Jesus […]

Sunday June 20th: In the midst of the storm.

They were asleep to Christ while he was present to them in their hour of need. Mark 4: 35-41 Jesus’ sleeping presence on the storm-tossed sea […]

Saturday June 19th: Why do we labour?

If our work is sanctified and directed towards God, there is balance and fulfilment. Matthew 6: 24-34 Why do we labour? This question stumps me as […]

Friday June 18th: Heavenly treasures

Earthly treasures are tangible and vulnerable; they pretend to offer security but in fact do not. Matthew 6:19-23. Today’s Gospel speaks of treasure. A treasure is […]

Thursday June 17th: God is our Father

In today’s Gospel, Jesus teaches his disciples ‘how to pray’. Matthew 6:7-15 He taught them the same prayer he himself prayed; what we, God’s children refer […]

Wednesday June 16th: Secret Place

“Be careful not to parade …” Matthew 6:1-6; 16-18 Why does Jesus tell his disciples to go to a secret place to pray, give alms in […]

Tuesday June 15th: A Call To Truly Love

“For if you love those who love you, what right have you to claim any credit? …” Matthew 5:43-48 Spouses professing their love for each other; […]

Monday June 14th: Living a Nonviolent Lifestyle.

‘If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also’ Matthew 5:38-42 The exhortations of Jesus in today’s Gospel passage are […]

Sunday June 13th: Parable of the Growing Seed: Thy kingdom come

From under the lowest bar, light like a limbo dancer streams out, first a ray, then a beam… Mark 4:26-34 We start building the kingdom from […]

Saturday June 12th: The Conduit Saturday

But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. Luke 2: 41-51 How do you define a mother’s love? Would you be the person you […]

Friday June 11th: Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Driven by love, Jesus’ heart has taken our human misery, sin and death to the cross. John 19: 31 – 37 The heart is the symbol […]

Thursday June 10th: By Being Reconciled

Love of God AND Neighbour Matthew 5: 20-26 Today we are being called to deep virtue – beyond outward signs of worship and sacrifice to a […]

Wednesday June 9th: Go Ahead. Break the Law.

‘Break the law if you must – but keep the spirit.’ Matthew 5:17-19 Jesus continues to be a walking contradiction. This was a man who frequently […]

Tuesday June 8th: Bearing witness

Your light must shine in the sight of men Matthew 5: 13-16 In this Gospel reading Jesus tells us that we must not be afraid to […]

Monday June 7th: Blessed Are You

Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Matthew 5:1-12 This could be the most powerful sermon ever delivered. Blessed is this […]

Sunday June 6th: United we stand, divided we fall.

“If a household is divided against itself, that household cannot last.” Mark 3: 20-35 Weakened by division and dissension, walls of relationship in family, organizations, institutions, […]

Saturday June 5th: Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

Blessed are the poor in spirit… Mark 12: 38-44 Jesus, why do you love the poor? Not merely those who have little by this world’s standard […]

Friday June 4th: Knowing self

Jesus knew himself and he was confident in his own identity as Son of God. Mark 12: 35 – 37. The scribes’ claim that the Christ […]

Thursday June 3rd: Praying for obedience

I pray I can be as obedient as the disciples. Mark 14:12-16, 22-26 I pray that I can be as obedient as the disciples in today’s […]

Wednesday June 2nd: Life after death

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Mark 12: 18-27 The notion of life after death is one that we ponder […]

Tuesday June 1st: Insecurity

Why do you set this trap for me? Mark 12: 13 – 17 “Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar – and to God what […]

Monday May 31st: Mary, First Responder

“Mary set out and went as quickly as she could”…. Luke 1:39-56 The rough terrain of the hill country of Judah was not a deterrent; insistent […]

Sunday May 30th: Trinity Sunday

Our mission is to proclaim the love of God. Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus revealed to his disciples the great mystery of our faith – the triune nature […]

Saturday May 29th: By Whose Authority?

‘What authority have you for acting like this? Or who gave you authority to do these things?’ Mark 11:27-33 The boy planned to entrap the wise […]

Friday May 28th: In season, out of season

The person who lives in the Spirit is always bearing fruit. Mark 11: 11 – 26. The gospel passage consists of two parts: ‘the cursing of […]

Thursday May 27th: At your disposal

What do you want me to do for you? Mark 10: 46-52 This Pentecost weekend Archbishop Jason Gordon posed some questions: Is there something more we […]

Wednesday May 26th: The Servant Leader

The Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve’. Mark 10: 32-45 Oftentimes when one thinks of leaders and leadership the […]

Tuesday May 25th: We will not have easy lives

Peter began to say to Jesus, “Look, we have left everything and followed you.” Mark 10:28-31 “I Dared to call Him Father”, is a very touching […]

Monday May 24th: ‘Woman, this is your son.’

“Mary shows heroic “standing” in dignity and solidarity” John 19: 25 -34 We have been celebrating Easter and at the same time preparing for Pentecost. In […]

Sunday May 23rd: What’s going on!

Peace filled their hearts and the mission to heal brokenness everywhere exploded in their veins. John 20: 19-23 At seven years old and walking home from […]

Saturday May 22nd: You are to follow me

Stay focused on your mission in life. John 21: 20-25 Peter has just received his Pastoral Mission to “feed my Lambs” from Jesus. Jesus knows him. […]

Friday May 21st: Second chances

Jesus always gives us an opportunity to redeem ourselves. John 21: 15 – 19. Today’s gospel is about second chances. Peter was given a chance to […]

Thursday May 20th: May they all be one

‘I have made your name known to them.’ John 17:20-26 There are two theologies that Christians can choose, an inclusive or an exclusive. The inclusive allows […]

Wednesday May 19th: Essential Workers

“Father, keep those you have given me true to your name.” John 17:11b-19 Imagine if we feared sin more than Covid. To be real, it is […]

Tuesday May 18th: God is love

“Father, the hour has come: glorify your Son so that your Son may glorify you.” John 17:1-11 In today’s Gospel Jesus prayed the above words as […]

Monday May 17th: We are not alone

“I have told you all this so that you may find peace in me.” John 16:29-33 Jesus’ words “I am not alone” have been His mantra […]

Sunday May 16th: Ascension Sunday

The Risen Lord Jesus is with us always to the end of time. Mark 16:15-20 Jesus’ departure and ascension was both an end and a beginning […]

Saturday May 15th: Growing in Faith

“…but the time is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figurative language”  John 16:23-28 Like any good teacher, Jesus understood his audience […]

Friday May 14th: St. Matthias, Apostle

The apostles are not just the foundation upon which we stand, they are also the inspiration by which we live and witness. John 15: 9 – […]

Thursday May 13rd: Soon to be reunited

“In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.”  John 16:16-20 These words of today’s […]

Wednesday May 12th: Three in one

“All that the Father has is mine”  John 16 12 – 15 “Aie! I have to talk to you yuh know, buh me eh feel yuh […]

Tuesday May 11th: Avoiding the Hard Questions

Not one of you has asked…. John 16:5-11 After Jesus told His disciples that He was going, He questioned, ‘Not one of you has asked “Where […]

Monday May 10th: Be Daily Witnesses to Christ

‘We are the heirs of the Pentecost promise and the Spirit is with us.’ John 15:26-16:4 There is a beautiful hymn which encapsulates today’s Gospel perfectly: […]

Sunday May 9th: Remain in His love

Love in the time of Covid is a sign of fledgling hope. John 15:9-17 Doors were shut for fear of the virus. Homes separated by solemn […]

Saturday May 8th: Status quo

‘Remember that it hated me before you.’ John. 15: 18-21 In this Gospel Jesus is preparing us for the difficulties we would face if we follow […]

Friday May 7th: A Friend in ‘deed’

Jesus calls us friends, not servants. John 15: 12 – 17. There are two things we can take from today’s passage. The first is, Jesus’ relationship […]

Thursday May 6th: Abide in my love

“Just as the Father has loved Me, so I have also loved you…” John 15:9-11 This Gospel is very brief, only 3 verses, yet it is […]

Wednesday May 5th: The true vine

“I am the true vine” John 15: 1-8 Jesus didn’t just say I am the vine, but the true vine. Any avid gardener, even the novices […]

Tuesday May 4th: Best Stress Management

Jesus respects His disciples and me enough to give us proof.  John 14: 27 – 31 Psychologists tell us that uncertainty is a major stressor. Jesus […]

Monday May 3rd: The truth shall set you free

“I am the way and the truth”… John 14:6-14 Growing up as children we are constantly reminded that the truth will set us free. There were […]

Sunday May 2nd: Pruned and productive.

Bearing the fruit of righteousness, peace, and joy. John 15:1-8 Jesus offers true life – the abundant life which comes from God and which results in […]

Saturday May 1st: Put your heart into it

Jesus taught the people in such a way that they were astonished Matthew 13: 54 – 58 Whatever your work is, put your heart into it […]

Friday April 30th: Room for all

Jesus is not abandoning anyone since he wants all the disciples to be with him where he is. John 14: 1 – 6. Today’s Gospel speaks […]

Thursday April 29th: Prideful or Humble Servant

“… no servant is greater than his master, …” John 13:16-20 The street-dweller grabbed the meal and without expressing an iota of gratitude, flung the meat […]

Wednesday April 28th: Let there be light

The light of Christ removes the darkness and reveals the goodness of God to us. John 12: 44-50 Just as natural light exposes the darkness and […]

Tuesday April 27th: Listening to His Voice

“My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me” John 10: 22-30 A travel enthusiast before the pandemic, I sometimes look at […]

Monday April 26th: Be obedient

“I am the gate. Anyone who enters through me will be safe: such a one will go in and out and will find pasture”. John 10:9 […]

Sunday April 25th: Lay down your life

Give your life to a worthwhile cause and witness its value multiply like loaves.  John 10:11-18 The Father’s heart quickens. He notices me quietly among sheep. […]

Saturday April 17th: It is I

“The wind was strong and the sea was getting rough” John 6:16-21 Imagine being those disciples who witness Jesus walking on the water. The journey begins […]

Friday April 16th: A little goes a long way.

As soon as Jesus saw the crowd he became concerned about their hunger. John 6: 1 – 15. There were two sets of people on the […]

Thursday April 15th: Sent from above

“The one who comes from heaven is above all.” John 3:31-36 Jesus could not have said it plainer and yet they didn’t seem to understand. He […]

Wednesday April 14th: Hope and beauty

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only son…” John 3:16-21 John 3:16 is one of the most widely quoted verses in the […]

Tuesday April 13th: How de wind does blow?

‘We speak of what we know and testify to what we have seen; yet you do not receive our testimony.’ John 3: 7-16 My confirmation teacher […]

Monday April 12th: From Night to Light

Submit your courage and will to God. John 3:1-8 Nicodemus was a Pharisee and a leading Jew. He therefore should not be showing any allegiance to […]

Sunday April 11th: Doubt no longer

He felt abandoned, his hopes crashed and a grave doubt put a choke-hold around his neck. John 20:19-31 Thomas wasn’t there when the Lord came. Locked […]

Saturday April 10th: What News Are You Spreading?

‘He reproached them for their incredulity and obstinacy.’ Mark 16:9-15 Reading this resurrection narrative in 2021, I can almost empathise with the disciples in their stubborn […]

Friday April 9th: Coming full circle

‘So they threw the net out and could not haul it in because of the quantity of fish.’ John 21: 1 – 14. The disciples going […]

Thursday April 8th: Walking with us incognito.

‘They had recognised Jesus at the breaking of bread’ Luke 24: 35-48 This gospel reading tells us how two of Jesus’ disciples related the story of […]

Wednesday April 7th: On the Road

But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us….” Luke 24:13-35 In every Eucharist celebration, we re-enact that very first Easter Sunday at Emmaus. Jesus reveals […]

Tuesday April 6th: Weeping for the Lord.

“Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying” John 20: 11-18 Jesus is gone, no more consolation only desolation. I weep inconsolably not knowing where to turn….but  […]

Monday April 5th: Fake news!

Fake news and corruption appear to be nothing new. Mathew 28: 8 – 15 Fake news and corruption appear to be nothing new. Imagine part of […]

Sunday April 4th: Easter joy.

The greatest joy we can have is to encounter the living Lord and to know him personally. John 20:1-9 One thing is certain, if Jesus had […]

Saturday April 3rd: Jesus has risen!

“He has risen! He is not here” Mark 16: 1-7 Easter is indeed a very exciting time for all Christians. This is evident by packed churches. […]

Friday April 2nd: Good Friday.

The image of Jesus on the cross is the image of the Father’s mercy ministering to all. John 18: 1 – 19: 42 Jesus’ acceptance of […]

Thursday April 1st: Perfect Love

But now He showed how perfect His love was John 13: 1 – 15 Whoever wants to be first must place himself last of all and […]

Wednesday March 31st: Is me, Lord?

And while they were eating he said, “ In truth I tell you, one of you is about to betray me.” Matthew 26:14-25 In today’s Gospel […]

Tuesday March 30th: Overcoming Betrayal

We need not let it consume or stunt our progress. John 13: 21-33, 36-38 What if you knew who was going to betray you? Trusting people […]

Monday March 29th: Valuing Greatness

“Mary brought in a pound of very costly ointment, pure nard, and with it anointed the feet of Jesus, wiping them with her hair; …” John […]

Sunday March 28th: The Master needs it.

The road has to be cleared for necessary traffic, other emotions to play their part in the passion of life. Mark 11:1-10 Joy comes because the […]

Saturday March 27th: Power

“If we let him go on this way everyone will believe in him.” John 11:45-56 It’s interesting to watch how people react when in a position […]

Friday March 26th: ‘Scripture cannot be denied’.

We cannot choose the part we want and ignore the parts that pose difficulties. John 10: 31 – 42. It is interesting that Jesus used the […]

Thursday March 25th: Feast of The Annunciation

“May it be done to me according to Your word.” Luke 1:26-38 During our Lenten journey, a time of drawing close to God and getting our […]

Wednesday March 24th: Do I remain in Jesus’ word?

‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.’ John 8:31-42 […]

Tuesday March 23rd: From darkness to light

“They said to him, ” Who are you?” John 8: 21-30 To fail to recognize who Jesus is and where he came from is to remain […]

Monday March 22nd: The Plot

Their mission was about character assassination of both the woman and Jesus. John 8: 1-11 The scribes and Pharisees were deliberate in their plot to condemn […]

Sunday March 21st: The hour of glory.

Victory through suffering and the cross John 12: 20-33 How did Jesus fulfill his mission as the Anointed (Messiah) King who came to bring victory and […]

Saturday March 20th: Nothing good can come from Galilee

By God’s grace we can be what God meant us to be. John 7:40-52 Many of us struggle with the belief that we can be all […]

Friday March 19th: Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary.

This Year is an opportunity to truly thank God for St. Joseph’s presence and contribution. Matthew 1: 16, 18 – 21, 24. Pope Francis declared this […]

Thursday March 18th: Seek the Lord

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek always the face of the Lord. John 5: 31 – 47 Here Jesus is admonishing the Jews for their […]

Wednesday March 17th: One with the Father

The Father’s work continues through us. John 5:17-30 Today’s Gospel passage reminds me of the saying that ‘Children learn what they see; what they live’. Jesus […]

Tuesday March 16th: Compassion

“Going against the establishment is not an easy road” John 5:1-16 Going against the establishment is not an easy road. Yet for some it is absolutely […]

Monday March 15th: A man of his word.

“…The man took Jesus at his word and departed.” John 4:43-54 Growing up, I was taught ‘a man’s word is his bond’, so I guess that […]

Sunday March 14th: Give light

“ Whoever does the truth comes out into the light, so that what he is doing may plainly appear as done by God.” John 3: 14-21 […]

Saturday March 13th: Kingdom values

“For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Luke 18 9-14 From this quotation of Jesus we […]

Friday March 12th: God first

God is the source of all there is and is responsible for all there is. Mark 12: 28 – 34. When the scribe asked Jesus what […]

Wednesday March 10th: Not Just About Me

We have a responsibility to others… Matthew 5:17-19 This gospel points to the fact that if we lead or encourage others into sin and into doing […]

Tuesday March 9th: Forgiveness is Heaven’s Currency

‘It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.’ Matthew 18:21-35 The future St. Peter is all of us when he asks, “Lord, how often must I […]

Monday March 8th: Enraged

‘Everyone in the synagogue was enraged.’ Luke 4: 24-30 This gospel reading tells us how Jesus angered the people of his own hometown because he was […]

Sunday March 7th: Zeal for God’s house

The Lord Jesus makes us temples of the Holy Spirit John 2:13-25 Jesus’ dramatic cleansing of the temple was seen by his disciples as a prophetic […]

Saturday March 6th: What can I get?

“Yet you never gave me even a young goat…” Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 In today’s reading, Jesus, as he is faced with criticism from the scribes and […]

Friday March 5th: Persistent love

“Finally he sent his son to them thinking, “They will respect my son.” Matthew 21:33-43; 45-46. Today’s parable is a beautiful summary of the relationship between […]

Thursday March 4th: Eternally grateful.

“I do not promise you happiness in this world but in the next” -Our Lady to St Bernadette Luke 16: 19-31 In a recent conversation, I […]

Wednesday March 3rd: Servant of all

How can I serve the community selflessly? Mathew 20: 17 – 28 How can I serve my community selflessly? I have been asking myself that question […]

Tuesday March 2nd: A warning against hypocrisy

“They do not practice what they preach” Matthew 23:1-12 Sometime ago I was speaking to a young man about God and his returning to church. His […]

Monday March 1st: Raising the bar

“Be compassionate just as your Father is compassionate.” Luke 6:36-38 Earlier in this chapter of St Luke’s Gospel Jesus presents his disciples with a radical way […]

Friday February 26th: Preparation for the kingdom

“If your virtue goes no deeper than that of the scribes and Pharisees you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5: 20 – 26. […]

Thursday February 25th: Surrendering and trusting in the asking.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” Matthew 7:7-11 In today’s gospel we […]

Wednesday February 24th: ….Remember the many miracles, seen and unseen….

This generation is an evil generation; it asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah. Luke 11: […]

Tuesday February 23rd: Pray like this: Our Father in heaven…

Prayer is about building/growing in a communal relationship with God and others. Matthew 6: 7 – 15 As we reflect on this passage of Jesus teaching […]

Monday February 22nd: The Chair of St Peter, the Apostle.

Jesus gives Peter and us the Mission to build the Church. Matthew 16:13-19 Today, Jesus has given Peter the mission to build his church on earth. […]

Saturday February 20th: Follow me

Answering the call. Luke 5: 27- 32 This first Saturday of Lent we hear Jesus saying “Follow me”. The observance of Lent leads us to repent, […]

Friday February 19th: When you fast…

They took issue with Jesus’ disciples not fasting as they did Matthew 9: 14 – 15. As we begin this holy and joyful season, give serious […]

Thursday February 18th: Grace through Suffering

The Son of Man is destined to suffer grievously Luke 9: 22 – 25 “Will you offer yourselves to God and bear all the sufferings He […]

Wednesday February 17th: ‘Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving’

‘Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving’ Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Today, Ash Wednesday, signals that time when the Church invites us to look honestly at ourselves and examine our […]

Tuesday February 16th: True Yeast

Beware the yeast of the Pharisee. Mark 8:14-21 “When Jesus asks his disciples: “Do you still not realise? Have you eyes and do not see, ears […]

Monday February 15th: Give us a sign

Why does this generation demand a sign” Mark 8:11-13 “And with a sigh that came straight from the heart…” Wow! Those words totally express the feeling […]

Sunday February 14th: Heal me if you want to

Abuse of our women has become leprosy, separated from other matters, treated like if it is not our business. Mark 1:40-45 Women have gathered in brash […]

Saturday February 13th: Feeding These People

‘Where in a deserted place like this, could we get enough bread to feed these people?’ Mark 8: 1-10 This Gospel question aptly captures the sentiments […]

Friday February 12th: Alone with Jesus

Every disciple must be healed of impediments in order to hear God more clearly and proclaim Him. Mark 7: 31 – 37 It is interesting that […]

Thursday February 11th: Persistence and Humility

“Even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” Mark 7:24-30 I imagined myself like the Gentile woman. I am in absolute despair. My child […]

Wednesday February 10th: Our Intentions

Sacred Heart of Jesus, transform me… Mark 7: 14-23 We are forced today to take an honest look at ourselves – to ‘listen’ and ‘understand’ as […]

Tuesday February 9th: Forget Clean Hands and Tradition

“Maybe it’s time to stop dwelling so much on ‘clean hands’ and beg God for a clean heart.” Mark 7:1-13 Have you ever seen the musical […]

Monday February 8th: Present to heal

‘All those who touched him were cured’ Mark 6: 53-56 This gospel reading tells us that the crowds were following Jesus and bringing their sick to […]

Sunday February 7th: Expectant faith

There is no trouble he does not want to help us with and there is no bondage he can’t set us free from. Mark 1:29-39 Who […]

Saturday February 6th: Refresh, Restore, Revive

“Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” Mark 6:30-34 In today’s reading, we find Jesus inviting the apostles to get […]

Friday February 5th: Saving face; taking a life

And he swore her an oath, “I will give you anything you ask; even half my kingdom.” Mark 6: 14 – 29 Today’s passage shows the […]

Thursday February 4th: And the two shall become one

“Take nothing for the journey except a staff” Mark 6:7-13 God called my husband and me to the Sacrament of marriage and commissioned us saying “take […]

Wednesday February 3rd: The carpenter syndrome

People can amaze even Jesus. Mark 6: 1-6 People can amaze even Jesus. The people saw his miracles and because in their minds he was only […]

Tuesday February 2nd: Follow the Law

“Every first-born male is to be consecrated to the Lord” Luke 2:22 -40 This year dedicated to St Joseph will see a greater focus on his […]

Monday February 1st: Freed to witness

“Go home to your people and tell them all the Lord in His Mercy has done for you” Mark 5:1-20 In today’s Gospel passage we witness […]

Saturday January 30th: Ride out your storm; God is there with you.

“…Why are you so frightened? How is it that you have no faith?  Mark 4:35-41 My brother bellowed, “Stop running! Just pray!” Trembling and totally drenched, […]

Friday January 29th: Mystery and hope

Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing, he does not know. Mark 4: 26 – 34. The […]

Thursday January 28th: Let your Light Shine

“Pay attention to what you hear.” Mark 4:21-25 We should grasp that Jesus’s question is rhetorical and everyone who heard him will answer, the whole idea […]

Wednesday January 27th: What type of soil are you?

“The farmer sows the word” Mark 4:1-20 Gardeners have to be selective about the type of soil used, as soil is needed for providing a support […]

Tuesday January 26th: No stumbling blocks

But he said to them in reply, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” Mark 31:35 Jesus did not lack for a family support system as […]

Monday January 25th: Conversion of St Paul

The Gospel is the power of God that sets us free and brings us new life in Jesus Christ.   Mark 16:15-18 At the end of Mark’s […]

Sunday January 24th: Cast your net in a wider sea

There is always a call within the call for a select bounty, a more profound seeing with the eyes of Him who sees. Mark 1:14-20 You […]

Saturday January 23rd: God’s will, conflict, family

We too, like Jesus, will encounter the same when seeking to do God’s will. Mark 3:20-21 Jesus chose his disciples. He sent them out. Signs and […]

Friday January 22nd: Building on the Apostolic Foundation

“And so he appointed twelve; they were to be his companions and to be sent out to proclaim the message.” Mark 3: 13 – 19. Today’s […]

Thursday January 21st: The lakeside gives life

“Jesus retreated with his disciples to the Lakeside.” Mark 3:7-12 As I reflect on the Lakeside I think about how much I longed for the beach […]

Wednesday January 20th: Loss of focus

“And they were watching him to see if he would cure him on the Sabbath day, hoping for something to charge him with.” Mark 3:1-6 The […]

Tuesday January 19th: An all inclusive vision

“The Sabbath was made for man not man for the Sabbath.’ Mark 2:23-28 Jesus came as a breath of fresh air for the people of his […]

Monday January 18th: Change is never easy

“New wine, new wineskins” Mark 2:18-22 Change is never easy. Yet in order to grow and become better human beings, it is absolutely essential. Sometimes we […]

Saturday January 16th: Are We Worthy?

“…Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” Mark 2:13-16 Sitting at a table at a church function years ago, I was once joined by […]

Friday January 15th: Creative and effective!

They reached Jesus and found healing. Mark 2: 1 – 12. Today’s gospel passage has a bit of comedy. The sight of a paralysed man being […]

Thursday January 14th: Reaching out to the Socially Ostracized

Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him Mark 1 40-45 One of the protocols of life in the pandemic is not touching others and the […]

Wednesday January 13th: What you really come here for?

“ For that is what I came out to do.’ Mark: 1 29 -39 Imagine being Jesus and being able to heal people, well everybody wants […]

Tuesday January 12th: Recognise Him

I know who you are …. Mark 1: 21-28 Today let us reflect on the question, ‘What do you want with me, Jesus of Nazareth?’. Sometimes […]

Monday January 11th: The Selfish Immediacy of Answering the Call

“Anyone can be a disciple. What matters is being available and willing to follow where Jesus leads.” Mark 1:14-20 I recently read an article stating that […]

Sunday January 10th: Baptism of the Lord

God’s favour rests on them. Mark 1:7-11 Not until the birth of my son did I feel loved by God. I experienced being singled out with […]

Saturday January 9th: Humble Service

‘The bride is only for the bridegroom. John 3:22-30 This gospel reading tells us that Jesus and John were both baptizing at the same time but […]

Friday January 8th: Of course, I want to!

Love always reaches out, love always heals, love always restores, love always gives life. Luke 5: 12 – 16. Today’s gospel shows how clear Jesus was […]

Thursday January 7th: Full of the Spirit

Then he began to speak to them, ‘This text is being fulfilled today even while you are listening.’ Luke 4: 14 – 22 In today’s reading, […]

Wednesday January 6th: At the appointed time

Faith is not built on feelings-Own dark night of the soul Mark 6: 45-52 There were times in my life when it seemed that God abandoned […]

Tuesday January 5th: I am baffled

I need to pray for discernment. Mark 6 : 34-44 I need to pray for discernment. Each time I pray this Gospel, I have long debates […]