Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 27

Reflection Simon Peter, Do You Love Me? John 21 There is a fragility in all of us. The words and actions of others often touch into our spirits and deprive us of peace. Our security is shaken. We are pained

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April 26

Reflection Observing the boldness of Peter and John and perceiving them to be uneducated, ordinary men, the leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed, and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus. Acts 4:13-21   The apostles were men of

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April 25

Reflection Consecrate them in the truth. John 17:11-19   At the present time, claims to the truth appear to divide rather than to unite us. Different religious or political groups claim special insights. We can be immensely intolerant of those

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April 24

Reflection With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. Acts 4:32   Other prophets, other messiahs, came and went in Jesus’ day. Routinely, they died violently at the hands of the pagan enemy. Their

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April 23

Reflection Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed. John 20:19-31 Our task is not to search for the God beyond but to become aware of the God who is within, who sustains us, who is the unconditional

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April 22

Earth Day Reflection  We are the first people who have viewed our planet from space and been awed by its integrity and beauty. We have realized how fragile it is in the vastness of the universe. Yet, even as we

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April 21

Reflection In Jesus Christ, God brings life from death, light from darkness. Jesus refers to his own act of self-giving in the image of the grain of wheat that dies in order to allow new life to be set free.

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April 20

Thursday of Easter  Week Reflection To say, “I believe in Jesus Christ . . . who rose from the dead,” is to say something about myself at the same time. It says that I myself am ready to be transformed.

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April 19

Reflection  It is interesting that in the gospel narratives it is the women who first learn of Jesus resurrection. They rush to tell the apostles and are met with disbelief. The two men on the road to Emmaus tell their

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April 18

Reflection There is a residue of the “we had hoped” in all of us. Like the Emmaus’ disciples, our basic problem is one of unbelief. They had been witnesses to all that took place. Yet, there was something preventing them

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