Daily Reflections

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No Greater Love

By Dr. David Cooper / May 9, 2021 /

Today’s Scripture readings are bathed in LOVE.  Jesus told us in John 15:13 “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”  But on Calvary, He poured out his blood for all of us…friends and enemies.  Or as St. John told us in 1John…

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Christianity Today

By Sr. Olisaemeka Rosemary / May 8, 2021 /

My conversation with a number of friends on the state of Christianity in the world of today has always ended with a consciousness that Christianity and Christian values are hated and discriminated in today’s world. Wait a minute. I do not wish to take glory in such an assertion, after…

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The Power of Love

By Fr. Venatius Oforka / May 6, 2021 /

Christianity is the most beautiful religion that has ever existed on earth. Only this religion has the ability to liberate our world from the stranglehold of evil. Only its principles and basic message can truly set both humanity and nature free from the pangs of wickedness that overshadows them. For…

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Early Controversy in the Church

By Fr. Mike Moore / May 5, 2021 /

In today’s first reading we hear about the first great controversy in the Church. It dealt with the relationship of the Jewish law to the Christian faith. It sounds odd to us today, but Jesus lived as a Jew, all the apostles lived as Jews, and Jesus even said that…

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Get Back Up

By Paul Verderber / May 4, 2021 /

In the first reading today, Saint Paul gets stoned by the local population, and is thrown out of town like rubbish.  They believe he is dead.  God was not done with Paul yet, as he still had lots of evangelizing to do, and more suffering to endure.  He gets up,…

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Like Father, Like Son

By G K Zachary / May 3, 2021 /

Growing up, like most other teenagers, I’ve indulged in my share of rebellion. What kept me from devolving into outright malicious delinquency was the firm hand of my father, combined with a filial fear of swift retribution, a self-imposed limit to not disappoint him any more. On reflection from years…

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Why Abide in Jesus?

By Fr. Christian Amah / May 2, 2021 /

The Lord Jesus Christ beckons on us today to remain in Him. The reason why He is asking us to remain in Him is to be able to bear fruits. If we do not remain in Him, we will not bear fruits, and just as unfruitful branches of a tree…

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Using Stumbling Blocks as Stepping Stones

By Fr. Maurice Emelu / May 1, 2021 /

In today’s reflection, I inspire us to use stumbling blocks as stepping stones. Have you observed how trickles of water flow from rocks in a creek? The water follows different paths but merges into a spring, a lake, a river, or an ocean. For the most part, the water flows…

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Set Apart to Proclaim the Word of God!

By Fr. Justino Cornejo / April 30, 2021 /

There was a priest in my home parish, who during the whole Easter time greeted the parishioners at the end of Mass by saying: “Christ is risen!” The proper answer to this greeting, he explained once, was: “He is truly risen!” Once, a friend of mine, during a meeting of…

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At Home with Jesus

By John and Kathy Schultz / April 30, 2021 /

It is a rite of passage familiar to many parents—preparing a room for the new baby. When we were expecting our first child, I remember the excitement and joy we felt picking out colors and furniture for the baby’s room. Later, when we had more babies than bedrooms, we might…

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