Home » Opinion » Reflections Today (Page 2)

Rest a while

No Comment
Rest a while

    JESUS teaches us a lesson: there is time, or we should make time, for every­thing. The Apostles have just returned from their “mission,” and Jesus knows they need some rest, so he asks them to find a suitable place. Jesus is sensitive to the needs of his followers and co-workers. He is not […]

Continue reading …

Herod feared John

No Comment
Herod feared John

    A PERSON with power and au­thority may begin to be uneasy before a possible threat. We feel we need to be on top of things always, not lose our privileg­es, or be relegated to secondary positions. Herod senses that he must look into Jesus who has become more known and admired for his […]

Continue reading …

Two by two

No Comment
Two by two

    TRAVELING alone can be scary, especially if one is not ad­venturous. Many things can go wrong and ren­der one helpless. But with a com­panion, one feels more secure and less vulnerable. Jesus’ sending the disciples two by two may have this consider­ation in mind. Given the newness and radicality of what they are […]

Continue reading …
Jesus is presented in the Temple

  Gospel: Lk 2:22-40   WHEN the days were complet­ed for their purifica­tion according to the law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took Jesus up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord… Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, […]

Continue reading …
The seed would sprout and grow

    VIDEOCAM tricks now allow us to see the wonder of the unfolding of the parts of a plant from a mere seed. Re­ality, of course, is not like that. You may watch for hours the seed you have just planted; you will not catch a glimpse of the growth that is going on. […]

Continue reading …
Everything comes in parables

  ON another oc­casion Jesus began to teach by the sea. A very large crowd gath­ered around him so that he got into a boat on the sea and sat down. And the whole crowd was beside the sea on land. And he taught them at length in parables, and in the course of his […]

Continue reading …