Daily Reflections

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 […]

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 […]

Monday December 4th: From Darkness and Death to Light and Life

The “good news” brings peace, hope, truth, promise, immortality, and salvation Matthew 4:12-17,23-25 Do you know the joy and freedom of the good news (Gospel) of the […]

Sunday January 3rd: They Fell down and Worshiped Jesus

To know and to encounter Jesus Christ is to know God personally Matthew 2:1-12 If Jesus truly is who he claims to be, the eternal Son […]

Saturday January 2nd: Only a voice

As voice we are called to proclaim Christ not only by our words but by our very lives. Luke 1: 19 – 25 There is certainly […]

Friday January 1st: Mary, Mother of God.

“As for Mary, she pondered all these things and treasured them in her heart.” Luke 2: 16 – 21 There is a tradition which says that […]

Thursday December 31st: Keep the good

“Indeed, from his fullness we have, all of us, received – yes, grace in return for grace” John 1: 1 – 18 For most, it has […]

Wednesday December 30th: What if….

“Meanwhile the child grew to maturity, and he was filled with wisdom; and God’s favour was with him.” Luke 2:36-40 A friend sent me photos of […]

Tuesday December 29th: The Favour of God Was upon Him

Is there anything holding you back from giving God your unqualified trust and submission to his will for your life? Luke 2:22-35 Do you know the […]

Sunday December 27th: My eyes have seen the glory

The quality of the thanksgiving creates the destiny of the child. Luke 2: 22-40 I am just reminding you, that when you were born too, earth […]

Saturday December 26th: Feast of St. Stephen

“……do not worry about how to speak or what to say…” Matthew 10:17-22 Today the church celebrates the feast of St. Stephen. Stephen, the first martyr […]

Friday December 25th: Our long awaited salvation.

“The Word was made flesh, he lived among us, and we saw his glory.” John 1: 1 – 18. St. John’s gospel has a reputation for […]

Thursday December 24th: A promise is a promise!

“This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham, that he would grant us, free from fear, to be delivered from the hands of our […]

Wednesday December 23rd: God with us

“His power of speech returned and he spoke and praised God. Luke 1:57-66 This reading always triggers the memory of our first-born on 23 December. After […]

Tuesday December 22nd: Joyful Anticipation of the Messiah

God gives us supernatural joy with hope in his promises Luke 1:39-45 Do you recognize the indwelling presence of the Lord Jesus in your life? Blessed […]

Monday December 21st: Jesus always propels us into action

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

Sunday December 20th: Hail, O Favored One, the Lord Is with You!

The new era of salvation begins with the conception and birth of Jesus Luke 1:26-38 Does the proclamation of the Gospel message fill you with joy […]

Saturday December 19th: A Time to Prepare

Even from his mother’s womb he will be filled with the Holy Spirit. Luke 1: 5 – 25 According to google, there were at least seven […]

Friday December 18th: Pray, reflect, then decide

God will always guide those who are patient and who seek him. Matthew 1: 18 – 24 As we enter into the second part of Advent, […]

Thursday December 17th: Sin and grace

We come to realize that each of us is formed by our past and it is from the dark paths of our past that great things […]

Wednesday December 16th: Trust the process

“Blessed are those who do not lose faith in me” Luke 7:19-23 We are challenged today to see this COVID time as part of the process […]

Tuesday December 15th: YES!!!

“…He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir,’ but did not go.” Matthew 2:28-32 This story of the two sons hits the very core of the Christian’s walk […]

Monday December 14th: Be Wise

“I will also ask you one question” Matthew 21 23-27 Our ancestors’ wisdom is in the proverbs. So it shouldn’t surprise us that today’s Gospel passage […]

Sunday December 13th: Witness the light

Without sandals and camel skin, we now are the great witnesses to the presence of Jesus in our midst. John 1: 6-8; 19-28 John the Baptist […]

Saturday December 12th: Finding Joy in the Journey

My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior Luke 1:39-47 When I was younger I used to marvel at people running […]

Friday December 11th: Reach out

Advent reminds us that God feels for us to the point of sending us his only Son who is our life and salvation. Mathew 11: 16 […]

Thursday December 10th: Building God’s Kingdom

We are to announce the Lord’s coming… Matthew 11:11-15 This gospel passage weaves together the old testament, the new testament and our own times in a […]

Wednesday December 9th: Hope Lightens Our Burdens

“Come to me, all you who labour and are overburdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11: 28-30 I often wonder about people who don’t […]

Tuesday December 8th:  Nothing is impossible to God

The Lord is with you’ Luke 1:26-38 This gospel reading tells us that Mary is given a task that she thinks is impossible. She, a virgin, […]

Monday December 7th: Walk free

“And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “My friend, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5: 17 – 26 I visualise this account […]

Saturday December 5th: Serious weapons for serious times

The voice of family values seems drowned out by the voice of social media and virtual friends. Matthew 9:35; 10:1, 6-8 As parents, my husband and […]

Friday December 4th: Keep hope alive

Like the two blind men we have to trust that we are not waiting in vain. Matthew 9: 27 – 31. Today’s gospel is the story […]

Thursday December 3rd: My Father’s will

I pray for discernment. Mathew 7: 21, 24 – 27 How hard it is to know the will of my Father in heaven. I pray for […]

Wednesday December 2nd: Jesus Heals

They laid them at his feet. Matthew 15:29-37 Normally when we read this passage the emphasis is on the feeding and the miracle that happened with […]

Tuesday December 1st: Divine revelation

I bless you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and clever and revealing them to mere children. Luke 10: […]

Monday November 30th: Just follow Jesus’ lead!

“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”. And they left their nets, at once and followed him. Matthew 4:18-22 … At once, leaving […]

Friday November 27th: Therein lies the kingdom

When we are looking for signs of the kingdom of God, don’t look for buildings and cities, instead we look for wellbeing and joy and happiness […]

Thursday November 26th: Hope Even To The End

“When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.” Luke 21:20-28 In Luke’s Gospel we […]

Wednesday November 25th: Love always triumphs

“You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.” Luke 21:12-19 I know […]

Tuesday November 24th: Take Heed That You Are Not Led Astray

Jesus said there would be many signs of impending conflicts and disasters Luke 21:5-11 How would you respond if someone prophesied that your home, land, or […]

November 23rd: Jesus Looked

“She put in more than the others.” Luke 21: 1-4 Loving God is what Jesus is looking for. Living love is more that just being loved. […]

November 22nd: You do it them; you do it to Me

If we do not protect the spread to the least of the brothers, we alter the face of God in the world. Matthew 25:31-46 From Wuhan […]

November 21st: I believe in the Resurrection of the dead.

“Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living” Luke 20:27-40 We pray in the Creed that we believe in the resurrection of […]

November 20th: Profiteering and exploitation

Christian business people cannot and must not make it more difficult for the already vulnerable poor. Luke 19: 45 – 48. Jesus made a stinging accusation […]

November 19th: Hidden Opportunities

If you had only understood the message of peace! Luke 19: 41 – 44 Oh, to be a Trini in these times. One of the things […]

November 18th: No risk no gain

A lack of initiative and trust stunt our growth and we lose all. Luke 19:11-28 As teachers, we often encourage our students to reach for the […]

November 17th: Zacchaeus, come down

“Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man has come to seek  out […]

November 16th: Who is really blind?

“The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent… Luke 18: 35-43 Some people believed He might be the Messiah, some were impressed […]

November 15th: Burying the gift

We begin our weekly journey around the Eucharistic where He renews the gift of His love. Matthew 25: 14-30 ‘Trust’ is the starting point of all […]

November 14th: Persistence Pays Off

“Because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!” Luke 18 1-8 Recently, […]

November 13th: Are you ready for this?

Don’t leave God to the last minute or ignore Him and then hope for the best. Luke 17: 26 – 37. We usually are not caught […]

November 12th: This is the end times

“For look! The Kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17 20- 25 Tanty Maureen invited me to come to church with her this Sunday. She […]

November 11th: Let me be the One, Lord.

One of them turned back… Luke 17:11-19 When I come to meet you, Lord with all my burdens and disfigurement, with the pain of being rejected […]

November 10th: Proudly Wear the Crown of Servanthood

“There is no shame in serving others,…for in doing so we imitate Christ the King.” Luke 17: 7-10 “There can be no greater gift than that […]

November 9th: Due respect

‘He drove them all out of the temple’ John 2: 13-22 This gospel reading tells us how when Jesus entered the temple and found: ‘people selling […]

November 8th: A little more oil

“Look! The bridegroom! Go out and meet him!” Matthew 25:1-13 So keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. But by far […]

November 7th: Who or what possesses us?

Anything that competes with God in our lives has the ability to oust Him from His position of supremacy and so hurt our relationship. Luke 16: […]

November 6th: Astuteness in Faith Life

Followers of Jesus must always be ready to make the necessary changes in attitudes and lifestyles so as not to diminish their relationship with God or […]

November 5th: Instrument of conversion

Consider him the veritable Saul to Paul through marriage and the Eucharistic feast. Luke 15:1-10 Many years ago, I dreamt my friend (now husband) and I […]

November 4th: Thank you priests

I wonder if he first sat down and worked out the cost. Luke 14: 25-33 I remember speaking to a lady from a neighbouring parish, sometime […]

November 3rd: The Parable of the Great Feast

“Make people come in.” Luke 14:15-24 Have you ever invited people to a function and they turned up with what older people will say ‘a whole […]

November 2nd: Gone but not forgotten

“Come to me…..you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11: 25-30 Death, in general, will always be shrouded in mystery; and the death of a […]

November 1st: Feast of All Saints

His words promise a harvest of peace and joy for the persecuted; to the merciful and pure of heart, Jesus offers new Life in His presence, […]

October 31st: Answer the call

‘My friend, move up higher.’ Luke 14: 1, 7 – 11 This must be a favourite parable of every youth. I know it was mine. It […]

October 30th: To heal or not to heal

Compassion helps us to rise above provocation and tests. Luke 14: 1 – 16 The scene of today’s Gospel is a sabbath meal at a leading […]

October 29th: The Master has you covered!

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

October 28th: The Word of God

“Time in prayer can help us discern” Luke 6:12-19 Today’s gospel highlights the centrality of prayer in the life of Jesus. Any big event in Jesus’ […]

October 27th: The Power Of Small Beginnings

“It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the […]

October 26th: Reach out and touch somebody’s hand!

Then he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight and praised God. Luke 13:10-17 Many years ago, in a village, a young […]

October 25th: No love before coffee

Loving not easy especially before morning coffee Matthew 22: 34-40 Ah get up one morning; first ting ah feeling to dis everybody close to me: family […]

October 24th: God is always patient

leave it one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it. Luke 13:1-9 Time is precious. There is never enough of […]

October 23rd: Kingdom Values

Kingdom people are free to show love in the face of hate and forgiveness in the face of offence.  Luke 12: 54 – 59.  Today’s gospel […]

October 22nd: The Reign of the Kingdom

A baptism of suffering Luke 12:49-53 Jesus is passionate about His Mission to build the Kingdom of His Father. His heart was set on the work […]

October 21st: Ready for the Lord

Much is expected from whom much is given. Luke 12:39-48 Today’s scripture speaks to us about being ready for our Lord and Master. Part of being […]

October 20th: Live each day as if it is your last

Be like men waiting for their master to return. Luke 12: 35 – 38 The saying, “live each day as if it is your last” comes […]

October 19th: Rich in God’s sight

The problem of the rich man in the parable is not his excessive wealth but his inability to use his riches to bring help and comfort […]

Oct 14th: Focusing on Vanities

“Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and […]

October 15th: Am I bridge or barrier?

“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those […]

October 16th: The yeast of the Pharisees

The behaviour of the Pharisees deprived sinners of compassion and outcast of love.  Luke 12: 1 – 7   Jesus told the people to beware of […]

October 12th: Signs vs Faith

The crowds which Jesus was addressing wanted a sign to prove his authenticity.  They already had the numerous miracles Jesus had been working in their very […]

October 13th: Wash yuh hand

Be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you. Luke 11: 37 – 41 The  Security watched as the elderly gentleman walked into the […]

October 10th: We Can All Be Blessed

“The opportunity to be blessed is within our grasp…don’t let it slip away.” Luke 11: 27-28 Imagine the scene – Jesus has just driven out a […]

October 9th: Beware Relapses

The one who neglects their interior life and charity to others after being renewed, relapses into worse vices. Luke 11: 15 – 26. Jesus’ word about […]

October 8th: Ask and it will be given to you

‘How much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit…’ Luke 11: 5-13 This gospel reading is well known for reminding us that our prayers […]

October 7th: In His Footsteps

There is no underestimating the power of a good habit. Luke. 11: 1-4 Jesus’ prayer habit was not only a powerful testimony of his connection with […]

October 6th: Subtle gods

Nothing, not even daily tasks should displace God as priority. Luke 10:38-42 My family recently moved into a beautiful old house and have made a 360-degree […]

October 5th: My Good Samaritan

My good samaritan is a man from Laventille. Luke 10:25 – 37 My good samaritan is a man from Laventille. I left my cell phone in […]

October 4th: His Way…not our ways.

Trust, kindness and generosity were met with rebellion, ingratitude and greed. Matthew 21: 33-43 Few Gospel passages reveal with such clarity how far removed are our […]

October 3rd: Where is our sight set?

“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see” Luke 10:17-24 We all know what undertaking a journey entails. We understand and look forward to arriving […]

October 2nd: The Guardian Angels

God provides the defenceless and vulnerable with divine protection in the form of guardian angels. Matthew 18: 1-5. 10 Jesus, speaking in their defense said, “See […]

October 1st: The Kingdom of God Has Come near to You

We are called to speak and witness in God’s name Luke 10:1-12 What kind of harvest does the Lord want us to reap today for his […]

September 30th: Yes; but first…

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

September 29th: You Will See the Angels of God

Jesus offers the greatest gift possible – peace and friendship with God John 1:47-51 What would you give to see beyond the visible – to “see […]

September 28th: God’s Greatness

“Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me..” Luke 9:46-50 Repeatedly, Jesus tries to get his disciples to see that they are called to serve, […]

September 27th: The Darkest Hour

Lesser mortals, who repented, are storming the gates of heaven while we are left behind. Matthew 21:28-32 It is not on the stroke of midnight or […]

September 26th: The Paradox of the Christian Journey

“And all were astounded at the greatness of God……. The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.” Luke 9:43-45 Like the disciples […]

September 25th: In His Presence

God is about friendship, love, just being with and staying close. Luke 9: 18 – 22. The gospels remind us, in several places, that Jesus prayed. […]

September 24th: Lord, more of You!

But Herod said, ‘John? I beheaded him. So who is this I hear such reports about?’ And he was anxious to see him. Luke 9:7-9 “I […]

September 22nd: Those who hear the word…

My mother and my brothers are those who believe. Luke 8:19-21 Throughout the weeks Jesus’ focus was on the Word as seed, light, the power to […]

September 21st: I came to call sinners; not the virtuous

Go and learn the meaning of these words. Matthew 9:9-13 In a session with my spiritual director I lamented that God was asking me to do […]

September 20th: Come into my vineyard

Our God never tires of searching far and wide even at the latest hour. Matthew 20: 1-16 At the end of each day our reward is […]

September 19th: Spiritual Growth

Become the seeds in rich soil Luke 8: 4 – 15 I have suffered two great losses in my life: the death of my grandmother at […]

September 18th: To be like Jesus

Missionaries are not moved by their own desires to change the world, they are moved by God to fulfill His will in the world. Luke 8: […]

September 17th: Love is the answer

Only love can transform the human heart.. Luke 7: 36-50 It took me a couple years of teaching to learn that if I wanted the best […]

September 16th: Choices

“Yet Wisdom is justified by all her children” Luke 7:31-35 Jesus is frustrated with the indecision of the Scribes and Pharisees yet praises the tax collectors […]

September 15th: Compassion – a doing word

“And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her…” Luke 7:11-17 Based on one definition, to have compassion means to empathize with someone who […]

September 14th: Laudato Si

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3 13-17 It is […]

September 13th: Forgiveness – Doorway to another life

Let us remember that forgiveness is the doorway to another life, not only for the one forgiven, but above all for the ONE who forgives. Matthew […]

September 11th: The blind leading the blind.

Guiding another requires the guide to be more advanced, better equipped and have a clearer vision of the road ahead. Luke 6: 39 – 42. Today’s […]

September 10th: Loving Commands from Jesus

You who are listening… Luke 6:27-38 Today, Jesus commands us to love, do good, bless, pray, give, be compassionate, grant pardon, do not judge or condemn.  […]

September 9th: The Road to Hell is Paved with Mamaguy

‘Christians are not celebrities; Jesus warns us to beware of the praise …’ Luke 6: 20-26 2020… Sigh. Barely two weeks have passed, and the world […]

September 8th: God with us

‘Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham’ Matthew 1: 1-16, 18-23  This gospel reading tells us of the genealogy of Jesus, Son of God, and […]

September 7th: Sabbath Observance

Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”And he did so and his hand was restored.   Luke 6: 6-11 In today’s Gospel passage Jesus […]

September 5th: Restorative Love-Corporal Works of Mercy

Yet the observation of Sabbath did not take precedence when Mercy demanded. Luke 6:1-5 The Sabbath existed since the creation of all things living, as God […]

September 4th: To fast or not to fast

Jesus is the bridegroom whose presence calls for celebration and feasting. Luke 5: 33 – 39. In response to the Pharisees and the scribes who complained […]

September 3rd: Listening to Jesus

I pray for obedience and trust. Luke 5: 1 – 11 I wish I could be like Simon. I believe in evidence. I don’t know how […]