Category: Daily Reflections

RESURRECTIONS

“I am the Resurrection and the Life: whoever believes in Me, though he should die, will come to life; and whoever is alive and believes in Me will never die.” —John 11:25-26 How strong is your faith that the Holy Spirit will raise your body from the dead on the last day? (Rm 8:11) Do you believe your spirit will be raised at your death to meet the Lord? Do you believe Jesus still raises people from the dead, as He raised Lazarus from the dead? (Jn 11:44; Mt 10:8) Do you believe Jesus’ Resurrection can transform your life now?...

YEARS OF BITTER SUFFERING AND PERFECT LOVE

“With revilement and torture let us put Him to the test that we may have proof of His gentleness and try His patience. Let us condemn Him to a shameful death.” —Wisdom 2:19-20 “At this they tried to seize Him, but no one laid a finger on Him because His hour had not yet come.” —John 7:30 Jesus suffered for love of us not only during His long hours on the cross but also in His three years of public ministry. Even early in Jesus’ ministry, there were attempts to kill Him (see Lk 4:29-30). This continued throughout His ministry...

A HEART FOR YOUR PROBLEM-PEOPLE

” ‘I see how stiff-necked this people is,’ continued the Lord to Moses. ‘Let Me alone, then, that My wrath may blaze up against them to consume them. Then I will make of you a great nation.’ ” —Exodus 32:9-10 God offered Moses the chance to be free from the unfaithful people he led (Ex 32:9-10). These people, the Hebrew nation, continually provoked Moses, yet Moses loved them deeply. Moses spent forty years in the desert loving and leading his people, but they often rebelled and grumbled against him. However, instead of gaining freedom from this burdensome people when God...

SIGN UP

“Ask for a sign from the Lord, your God.” —Isaiah 7:11 Throughout this Lenten season, the Lord promises abundant, resurrected, eternal life. Do we believe Him? Will we let the Holy Spirit of Easter and Pentecost come upon us? (Lk 1:35) Will we let the power of the Most High overshadow us? (Lk 1:35) Will we say with Mary, “I am the servant of the Lord. Let it be done to me as you say”? (Lk 1:38) We need a sign to strengthen our faith. Gabriel announced the sign to Mary that Elizabeth in her old age had conceived a...

ROOTED IN THE STREAM

“They shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary.” —Ezekiel 47:12 The fruit trees growing along the river in Ezekiel’s vision represent us as disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ and as sons and daughters of the Church. We are to be disciples who offer the food of the Word of God and the medicine of the healing of God to a hurting world, which desperately needs the Good News of salvation and liberation in Jesus Christ. The trees in Ezekiel’s vision are life-giving and healing because they are watered “by the flow from the sanctuary,” the Church (Ez...

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