Weekly Reflections

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Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | November 17, 2019

Life is Hard, but Have No Fear

Today’s readings take a fearless look at reality and reach a conclusion that we all know: life is hard. The prophet Malachi preaches fire and brimstone, warning us that evildoers will perish in flames. Saint Paul offers his own warning to... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | November 10, 2019

Confidence in the Lord

We are nearing the end of the liturgical year. Today’s readings remind us that our own lives will draw to a close one day, and we can be certain that the Lord will encourage, strengthen, and save us — both now and at the last. The astonishing... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | November 3, 2019

A Great and Glorious God

Our readings today ponder two powerful truths: God is infinitely greater than we are; and God provides every kind of help so we can discover and share in God’s glory. The reading from Wisdom reminds us that we are tiny compared to the LORD of the... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | October 27, 2019

Relationship with God

Today’s readings invite us into prayer, into relationship with God. Because relationships feel more natural when we know one another well, Sirach encourages us to know God better. In his wisdom, Sirach tells us what God is like: fair, open-minded,... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | October 20, 2019

Persistence

Today’s readings are about persistence, passionate persistence. Exodus tells of a battle won despite weariness because Moses, with help from Aaron and Hur, held his hands raised. Timothy asks that same persistence of his community and us. Luke tells of a... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | October 6, 2019

A Little Faith

Today our readings are about faith, frustration, and how much is enough. Habakkuk is a complainer having an argument with God. Timothy is encouraging a community challenged by cowardice and the apostles want more faith than they have. Things aren’t happening... Read more

Bulletin | Weekly Reflections | September 29, 2019

How God Intends Us to Live

Today’s readings are again directed to believers, communities of faith. As in last week’s reading, Amos confronts us with a condemnation of those whose lives are focused on pleasure and self-absorption. The psalm contrasts that focus with... Read more