Daily Reflections




Tuesday 1st June

Some of the Pharisees and some of the Herodians, to entrap him in his talk asked, “Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” …. Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” (Excerpt from Mk 12:13-17).

Short Reflection:

If Jesus Christ had said, “Do not pay taxes to Caesar”, his opponents would use this as an accusation that Jesus is causing disobedience to authority. If Jesus Christ had said, “Yes, pay taxes to Caesar”, his opponents would accuse Jesus Christ of being a collaborator of the Romans, and therefore, he could not have been the Messiah. The answer of Jesus Christ is an invitation to us all to be just in our giving.

Prayer: Most benevolent Father, you care for all you created, and in your generosity, you provide for us. We humbly pray our hearts may be filled with your generosity so we can be just in our giving. We make this prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, always one God for ever and ever. Amen.


Wednesday 2nd June 

Jesus answered them (Sadducees) who never believed in resurrection of the dead, “when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. ….” (Excerpt from Mk 12:18-27). 

Short Reflection:

The question asked by the Sadducees was a blessed moment for Jesus Christ to teach us the nature of the heavenly life, and to call the Sadducees to believe in the resurrection and in the angels. In being like angels, we share and participate in the eternal life of God. The teaching of Jesus Christ invites us all to move from the materialistic way of thinking and living, to the heavenly way.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you have revealed to us that in the resurrection we shall be like the angels. Grant us your help, O Lord, so by our Christian way of life and aided by your unfailing grace, we may come to the heavenly Kingdom, where you live and reign with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God for ever and ever. Amen.


Thursday 3rd June 

 “…love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Excerpt from Mk 12: 28b-34). 

Short Reflection:

Today, Jesus Christ teaches us the meaning of true love. true love is love of God and love of neighbour. One leads to the other, in the sense that genuine love of God leads us to love our brothers and sisters because we recognise in them the image of God filezilla 32bit 다운로드. We see them as our brothers and sisters because we love and have the same God. We are called upon to love God totally with the heart, the soul, the mind and strength and our neighbour as well.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you have summed up the entire law as love of God and love of neighbour. May we imitate your love for us all and reach out to our brothers and sisters as we all journey to the heavenly Kingdom, where you live and reign with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God for ever and ever. Amen. 


Friday 4th June  

As Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David…. David himself calls him Lord; so how is he his son?” And the great throng heard him gladly. (Excerpt from Mark 12: 35-37). 

Short Reflection:

Today, in the Gospel, Jesus Christ, the Son and Lord of David, teaches a great truth about himself. It is not the scribes who will teach the full truth about Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is his own message. He belongs to his message. His message belongs to him. As believers in Christ, we are to behold the Son. We are to look upon Jesus Christ who is our salvation, our rock of refuge. The hard times will come, moments when we do not seem to know what to do or where to go. In all these instances, we need to behold Jesus Christ the Son.

 Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, before Abraham was, you were. For love of us, you became a man like us in all things except sin. You who shared our humanity, may you offer us the grace to share in your divinity so we may live and reign with you and God the Father in the unity of the Holy Today, Jesus Christ teaches us the meaning of true love. true love is love of God and love of neighbour. One leads to the other, in the sense that genuine love of God leads us to love our brothers and sisters because we recognise in them the image of God. We see them as our brothers and sisters because we love and have the same God. We are called upon to love God totally with the heart, the soul, the mind and strength and our neighbour as well. 


Saturday 5th June 

Jesus said to His disciples, Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For they all contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, her whole living.” (Excerpt from Mark 12: 38-44) midi 다운로드.

Short Reflection:

Our reflection today is on generous. In being generous, we respond to the generosity of God who cares for us all. The love of God makes him always generous towards us. Jesus Christ calls us to a higher form of generosity. He says, “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you …”  Like the widow in the Gospel, we are to overcome indifference with responsiveness towards others. Yes, she had little, yet still she gave. It is not the amount that one gives, but the kindness with which the heart gives.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, in your generous love, you came to the help of all those who were in need. Today, you commend the generosity of the poor widow who gave all she had to live on. May you fill our hearts with your generosity so we may reach out to others with warmth and love so we may recognise our brothers and sisters in you, who live and reign with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Monday 7th June

 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Excerpt from Mathew 5:1-12). 

Short Reflection:

In our lives, in our world, who is blessed? Who is the happy person? The world gives its measure of happiness, of blessedness. True blessedness does not only end in this world with earthly life, but leads us to eternal life. For Jesus Christ, the blessed are those who are poor in spirit. This means that they place their total trust in God, and look up to God for their life and their growth and support. According to Jesus’ teaching, are you blessed?

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you have called us to blessedness and shown us the way to blessedness. May you offer us the grace to follow the Way you have shown us so we may all come to the heavenly kingdom of blessedness, where you live and reign with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God for ever and ever. Amen.


Tuesday 8th June

“You are the salt of the earth; ………, You are the light of the world.” (Excerpt from Mt 5:13-16).

Short Reflection:

In today’s Gospel, Jesus Christ teaches us our identity. What is this identity? We are to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world! We are to give taste/meaning, to the world that is searching for a sense of life, a purpose Download Katok Voice. You are the light of the world. Light gives inspiration, brilliance and security. May God support us with his unfailing grace so that we may truly be salt of the earth and light of the world.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you have ennobled us with the dignity and responsibility of being Christians. Our dignity and responsibility is to be the light of the world and salt of the earth. May you give us the grace to really be whom you have called us to be in the world, so all people may come to you, who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.


Wednesday 9th June

“Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Excerpt from Mt 5:17-19).

Short Reflection:

In a text of Scripture, we read, “In times past, God spoke in partial and various ways to our ancestors through the prophets; in these days, he speaks to us through his son” (Hebrews 1:1-2). By living according to the Law of God, we live the very will of God. In following the commandments of God, we are to teach others by word and deed to observe the commandments of God. In many ways, our lives are the open Bible other people are reading. What are you offering people to read?

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you have come to fulfil the Law and the Prophets. May we live according to your teaching and come to the everlasting Kingdom, where you live and reign with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Thursday 10th June

“…If you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” (Excerpt from Mt 5:20-26).

Short Reflection:

Christ calls us to be reconciled. We are to be ambassadors of this reconciliation so that we can extend to others the very reconciliation that we ourselves have received from God. Once we are reconciled to God, our offerings to God will be pleasant. These offerings are what we give in Church during Holy Mass. Our very lives must be sacrifices; offerings we bring to God. We need to offer our lives worthily.

Prayer: Almighty and eternal God, you keep together those you have united Download Leoru. Look kindly on all who follow Jesus, your Son. We are all consecrated to you by our common Baptism; make us one in the fullness of faith. We make this prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, always one God, for ever and ever. Amen. 


Friday 11th June

“If your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away; it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. “ (Excerpt from Mt 5:27-32).

Short Reflection:

Jesus calls upon us all to go deeper, to look at the intentions of our hearts. It is from the heart that good comes, but it is also from the heart that evil comes. Occasions of sin should be avoided in our lives. This demands prudence, sacrifice, and daily prayer.

Prayer: O God, Almighty Father, you have desired for a man and a woman to live in a marriage relationship of faithfulness and love. We pray for all married couples. May you offer them constancy in their marriage so that they are able to bring up children in the Christian way. We make this prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.


Saturday 12th June

“Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from the Evil One.” (Excerpt from Mt 5:33-37). 

Short Reflection:

The teaching of Jesus Christ calls us to a greater honesty in which we do not need to swear in order to be believed. Sometimes, we say “Yes” when in our heart there is “no”, or we say “No” when we mean “Yes. Unity of the heart, mind and speech leads us to sincerity. In being sincere, we are to avoid swearing.

Prayer: O God, Almighty Father, you have blessed the human race with the gift of sound and speech. We pray our way of speaking may always give glory to you, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen


Monday 14th June

Jesus said to His disciples, “you have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, do not resist one who is evil.” (Excerpt from Mt 5:38-42). 

Short Reflection:

Jesus Christ teaches us not to return evil for evil. It is with goodness that we are to overcome the evil around us. This may seem to be weakness, yet, in the presence of God, this is power.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us a new way of life, a way that leads to peace. We pray you may bless and guide the efforts of all men and women who work in dialogue to end the conflicts of war, violence and hatred. We make this prayer to you, our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever 탑 건. Amen.


Tuesday 15th June

“…. Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Excerpt from Mt 5:43-48). 

Short Reflection:

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, it is easy to love those who do good to us, to love our family members, relatives and people with whom we get along easily. This is usual and human, but Jesus Christ calls us to the unusual. This unusual involves loving our enemies. Do you love?

Prayer: Eternal and Almighty Father, you loved us to the point of sending your Son to suffer, to die and to rise for us. We humbly pray, O Lord, that our love may be in accordance with your will. We make this prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. 


Wednesday 16th June

“……Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them” (Excerpt from Mt 6:1-6. 16-18). 

Short Reflection:

Jesus call us to go from external to the very inside of our lives. We are to go beyond and deeper in our charity, prayer and fasting. Our intentions in helping others in charity, in prayer, and in fasting should be according to the will of God. God desires our hearts, so everything we do as Christians should be aimed at meeting, and remaining in God. In this, there is intimacy with God.

Prayer: Father in heaven, your Son has called us to honesty in our charity, prayer and fasting. May you offer us the grace of the Holy Spirit, so we may be honestly rooted in you who sees everything and rewards those who seek you. We make this prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. 


Thursday 17th June

“…. In praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do…. Pray then like this…” (Excerpt from Mt 6:7-15). 

Short Reflection:

In today’s Gospel, Jesus Christ teaches us the most common prayer, the “Our Father”. In this prayer, Jesus Christ, who is the Only Son of God, brings us into a friendship of love with God our Father so that we too can pray to the God Father, and address God as “our Father” Download Vegas 13 Kizen.

Prayer: O God, Almighty Father, your Son has taught us to pray to you and call you our Father. We now humbly pray that, inspired by the Holy Spirit, we may always turn in prayer to you, our Father, who lives and reigns with God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen. 


Friday 18th June

“Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Excerpt from Mt 6:19-23). 

Short Reflection:

Jesus Christ today calls upon us all to reconsider our attitude towards material riches. In using the material goods of this world, we should draw closer to God who is the greatest treasure. Let us say with St Thomas Aquinas, “I will have you alone God, as my Highest Good.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us our true riches are in heaven. May you offer us the grace to use the material goods of this world with our focus on the eternal life, our inheritance. We make this prayer to you, our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.


Saturday 19th June

“….do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” (Excerpt from Mt 6:24-34). 

Short Reflection:

Jesus Christ today calls upon us to let go and let God. We need to let go of our worries and anxieties. Letting go of our fears of what we shall eat, or wear, or drink means we do our part to have all these things, but more aware that above every situation there is our God who cares even for the birds and flowers.

Prayer: Eternal and Almighty Father, your Son teaches us you know all our needs. We pray we may have the grace to trust you in all we do and abandon ourselves to your Divine Providence. We make this prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.


Monday 21st June

“First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Excerpt from Mathew 7:1-5). 

Short Reflection:

Jesus Christ invites us to be sincere, and sincerely look deeper into our lives because sometimes we think that we are better than others when, in fact, we are only failing to take a deeper look into our own lives. We need to see who we really are. This means having precious time to deeply examine our lives, our souls.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you have called us not to condemn but to love, not to be judges of others, but to be brothers and sisters 카티아강좌. May you offer us the grace to live sincerely according to your teaching so we may inherit the eternal life you promise. We make this prayer to you, Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Tuesday 22nd June

“Enter by the narrow gate.” (Excerpt from Mt 7:6. 12-14). 

Short Reflection:

The teaching of Jesus Christ calls us to a life of discipline. To enter through the straight gate and the narrow way is to live a life of mortification and sacrifice. This is to prune off from our lives whatever is not worthy of our Christian calling. It is up to us to choose whether to enter through the narrow gate leading to eternal life, or to enter the broad way leading to eternal damnation. Which way will you choose?

Prayer: Eternal and Almighty Father, your Son has taught us that the door that leads to life is narrow. May you offer us the grace to strive to enter through the narrow door and come to the joy your Son promised us. Grant this through Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, always one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Wednesday 23rd June

Every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit.” (Excerpt from Mt 7:15-20). 

Short Reflection:

A productive, fruitful life is really lived in fruitfulness. Jesus Christ is not only speaking about the fruits here, but really striving to live out the Christian message. It is in this, with the grace of God, that we are able to bear the fruits that are in harmony with the Christian life.

Prayer: Almighty Father, in creating the human person, you called Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. We now pray, O God, that our hearts may be the good soil that favours a rich harvest and brings forth fruit that leads to eternal life. We make this prayer through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, always one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Thursday 24th June

(Nativity of St John the Baptist)

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock.” (Excerpt from Mathew 7:21-29) 킹오파 97.

Today Jesus Christ takes an example from the world of construction to teach us about our very lives. We need to strive daily to make sure we build our houses, our lives, on Jesus Christ, the Rock of all ages. In him, our Rock, we are safe and we shall be able to withstand any storm that comes our way.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, your word is life and you have taught us that heaven and earth will pass away but your word will remain. May you offer us the grace to listen and live according to your word, so we may live with you in heaven, where you live and reign with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Friday 25th June

A leper came to Jesus and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” (Excerpt from Mt 8:1-4). 

Short Reflection:

Despite the pain (physical, social, and emotional) that he was going through, the leper seeks first the will of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ says, “I will do it. be made clean” (Matthew 8:3). When God says “Yes” to your life, to your prayer, to your dream, who can say “no?.” Your history, your age, your condition cannot say “No” when God says, “Yes.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you went about doing good for, and to, others: healing the sick. Now teach us the way that leads to salvation. We pray, also in our times, that your goodness and message of salvation may be manifested in the world so all people may reach heaven, where you live and reign with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Saturday 26th June

“Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.” (Excerpt from Mt 8:5-17). 

Short Reflection:

The word of Jesus has the power to heal, to effect what Christ himself desires in our lives. We, too, like the Roman centurion, need to believe in him. The salvation, the healing Jesus Christ offers us is not limited only to the Jews. To all those who welcome him, recognising their unworthiness, Jesus Christ offers the blessing of salvation, of healing.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, you praised the faith of the Roman centurion. We sincerely pray that our trust in your Word may be strengthened so that our souls may be healed. We make this prayer to you, our Lord and Saviour, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.


Monday 28th June

“Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head…. follow me” (Excerpt from Mt 8:18-22). 

Short Reflection:

Following Christ is not a comfortable call. It demands not being attached to anyone or to any place. Jesus Christ did not have a fixed place of residence; he was a travelling preacher. Urgency in the Christian life is key for all those committed followers of Jesus Christ 히든 피겨스 자막. This urgency does not mean panicking or acting in haste. It means being committed to the One we have chosen to follow.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, you have called us to follow you. May you offer us the grace we need to be totally dedicated in the various ways in which you have called us to follow you, so that we may all come to the heavenly Kingdom, where you live and reign with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit, always one God for ever and ever. Amen. 


Tuesday 29th June

“Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” (Excerpt from Mt 8:23-27).

“Lord, save us! We are perishing!” This is the prayer of the apostles to Jesus Christ when they were on the lake. The wind can come against us also in our lives. Sometimes, as in the Gospel today, the wind may come without warning and the waves can sometimes be strong and high. Calling on Jesus Christ is very important. We are to raise our hearts to God in prayer, not only in stormy moments, but in all the moments of our life.

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, when your apostles cried out to you in earnest prayer, you came to their help and calmed the storms. We humbly pray that you may calm the various strong winds and tempests we go through, without losing courage, so that we may reach our heavenly homeland safely, where you live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.


Wednesday 30th June

The demons came out and went into the swine.(Excerpt from Mt 8:28-34).

Jesus Christ restores the possesed men into calm people. He chases away their devils which he puts into a herd of pigs. For Jesus Christ, you are much more than a large herd of pigs. You are precious and he will do whatever is necessary to restore you, to restore us, to health, blessing, and well-being.

Prayer: God Almighty Father, you created the human person with dignity, and when we lost our dignity, you sent your Son, Jesus Christ, to restore it. We now humbly pray for all those who work for the well- being of the human person. May they may be aided by your unfailing grace in their apostolate. We make this prayer through our Lord, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, always one God for ever and ever. Amen.


Adapted from:
TEACH ME LORD, YOUR WAY 몬길 매크로 다운로드! – Lent and Easter Year of Publication: 2016 (Paulines Publications Africa)

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