"A man going on a journey called in his servants and entrusted his possessions to them. To one he gave five talents; to another, two; to a third, one-- to each according to his ability..." Mt 25: 14-30 Today's Gospel reading, if only taken on its surface, can leave us with a challenging understanding of… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Good and Faithful Servant
LK 12:13-21 When is enough... enough? And what is it that drives us to achieve or accomplish more in life? As parents we seek to provide the best for our children, often sacrificing to fill not only their needs but many times their wants. Still, does our happiness truly lie in this provision? Or instead,… Continue reading Gospel Reflections: Enough.
Today, I share both my reflection and the wonderful community of CatholicMom.com with each of you! Tune in daily for wonderful insights, reflections, recipes, book reviews and more! Mt 14:13-21 After the death of John the Baptist, Jesus understandably seeks to get away to spend some much needed time in prayer. With crowds constantly surrounding him, the… Continue reading Gospel Reflections: Matthew 14:13-21
You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: There You Are!
As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All these people gave their gifts out of their wealth; but she out of her… Continue reading With All Our Mite
Today, I share both my reflection and the wonderful community of CatholicMom.com with each of you! Tune in daily for wonderful insights, reflections, recipes, book reviews and more! Gospel: Matthew 10:1-7 What about Jesus’ choice of the twelve, this ragtag bunch of… Continue reading Gospel Reflections- Matthew 10:1-7
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven... If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you… Continue reading Loving My Enemy
Both figuratively and literally, the notion of a well figures prominently in scripture, literature and indeed in life. The "water" it holds has the potential to be all cleansing, life giving, and life affirming for the one who seeks and believes. Experienced as endless or empty, pure or tainted, cherished or wasted it holds the… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: That Beautiful Well
These stories which are unique to Luke give us a beautiful portrait of a prophet, teacher, and savior who knows our hearts, minds and whose love is universal. Here we see Jesus as one that focused on the introspection of the individual, sought out the outcast and the lost, was inclusive of women, brought peace… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: The Sinful Woman & The Good Samaritan
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” They came out of the town and made their way toward him. John 4:28 Growing up as a southern girl in a small town, where everyone… Continue reading In Search of Water