Daily Reflections

Wisdom’s Whisper: A Christian’s Guide to Righteous Living and Relational Healing

By Fr. Alex Igbozuruike / November 13, 2023 /

As I meditated on today’s first reading, I was reminded of King Solomon’s prayers. When faced with the task of leading the Israelites, Solomon prayed to God for an understanding mind to govern His people, able to discern between good and evil. I believe that Divine Wisdom is one of…

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The Parable of the Ten Virgins – a Jewish Insight

By Jerry DeMelo Jr. / November 12, 2023 /

The Yom Kippur overlay: The parable of the Ten Virgins is centered around 10 Virgins awaiting a long-delayed Bridegroom who would arrive and open the doors to a Wedding Feast. It was important to be prepared for His arrival, for once he entered the doors would be locked. To fully…

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Choose Wisely

By Joanne Huestis-Dalrymple / November 11, 2023 /

You are who your friends are. This is a saying that is tattooed on my heart. My mother said it to us so many times growing up, I now find myself saying it to my own children. You are who your friends are! Research shows we become most like the…

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Even the Smallest Spark is Enough

By Radhika Sharda, MD / November 10, 2023 /

Every time I light a candle, I am vividly reminded of the gift of faith. As I watch the candle wick catch flame, I marvel at the way a soul can suddenly transform to light, once it receives even the smallest spark. To go from not knowing Christ at all,…

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Composing Arias

By G K Zachary / November 9, 2023 /

In Rom 7:15, St Paul says, “For I do not do what I want, but I do what I hate.” I have an intimate understanding of what he means and for far too long I have been focused inward on my defects, my weaknesses, and my habitual sins with which…

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The Call to Discipleship and Love

By Sr. Olisaemeka Rosemary / November 8, 2023 /

Love and Discipleship According to St Paul and Jesus. In the first reading from St Paul’s Letter to the Romans (13,8-10) we are informed that love is the summary of all the commandments. The reading affirms that whoever loves the other fulfils the law. Indeed, the laws: do not commit…

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On Those Dining in the Kingdom of God

By Connor Szurgot / November 7, 2023 /

To eat at the table of a wealthy and powerful man is a great honor. Not only does oneenjoy delicious food and get to be waited upon, but the attendees also get to rubshoulders with other rich and powerful people. Others also begin to seek your favor, iffor no other…

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Loving and Serving God Unconditionally

By Fr. Venatius Oforka / November 6, 2023 /

The relationship of Christians with their God is not contractual. Even though there exists a covenant between them and their God, they do not serve him essentially because of rewards, or fear of punishment if they do not. A profound Christian faith is not driven by the desire for heaven…

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What Sort of Fruit?

By Fr. Joshua West / November 5, 2023 /

Our Lord is at it again. He is doing, quite possibly, what he is best trained and qualified for…criticizing the Pharisees. Jesus says to follow their preaching, for they have important things to say. But do not follow their examples of living life. It is only God who has the…

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Humbled or Exalted?

By Paul Verderber / November 4, 2023 /

Today we remember Saint Bishop Charles Borromeo. His major work was enhancing education of laity and the priesthood on the ways of the faith, as the church was experiencing challenging times during his life in the mid-1500s. He believed that by properly knowing our faith, we could properly practice our…

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