Daily Reflections


Wednesday 1st July

Matthew 8:28-34
Because of the healing of a man possessed by demons the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they implored him to leave their region.

Short Reflection:
The in-breaking of the Kingdom of God is good news to all, especially to those at the margins of society. Jesus puts them again in the centre of society and invites all to treat them as human beings. This good news is meant for all, Jews and other believers alike and especially for the poor and socially disadvantaged filezilla 32bit 다운로드. God’s actions cross social and religious boundaries.

How far do I participate in ensuring that the Good News of Jesus crosses boundaries to reach others who are excluded from it for various reasons?

Thursday 2nd July

Matthew 9:1-8
And there people brought to him a paralytic lying on a stretcher. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Courage, child, your sins are forgiven.”

Short Reflection:
The forgiveness of sins and the healing that accompanies it reveal that Jesus is from God midi 다운로드. God acts in him as he had promised to do at the End Time. That time has come now in and through Jesus. God brings physical and spiritual wholeness, to people’s lives if they have faith.
Without this complete trust in the goodness of God, it is not possible to share in the fullness of life that God has promised and that he gives in and through Jesus. This faith and obedience to the Word of God cuts across all social and religious boundaries and brings healing.

How has the forgiveness of sins given me a new lease of life Download Katok Voice?

Friday 3rd July- Feast of Saint Thomas, Apostle

John 20:24-29
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

Short Reflection:
Grant almighty God, that we may glory in the feast of the blessed Apostle Thomas, so that we may always be sustained by his intercession, and, believing, may have life in the name of Jesus Christ your Son, whom Thomas acknowledged as the Lord.
(Collect prayer of Mass)

Monday 6th July – Week 14 in Ordinary Time

Matthew 9:18-26
When Jesus arrived at the official’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion, he said, “Go away Download Leoru! The girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they ridiculed him. When the crowd was put out, he came and took her by the hand, and the little girl arose.

Short Reflection:
No situation is too great for Jesus. Nothing can disturb him. On the contrary, he sees that when we come to him with the real situations of our life, it is as an act of faith. This prepares the way for the healing and restoration to life with God and with others. Today, as in past Jesus says ‘have no fear, your faith has helped you!’

When and what do I/we hesitate to bring to Jesus in prayer 탑 건?

Tuesday 7th July

Matthew 9:32-38
As they were going out, a demoniac who could not speak was brought to him, and when the demon was driven out the mute person spoke. The crowds were amazed and said, “Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel.”

Short Reflection:
The word is so powerful that it can make us happy or sad. It can unite us with others or divide us from them. It is an essential tool for communication. Jesus has Good News to share and he continues to do so especially with those who most need it, the sick and those who are suffering Download Vegas 13 Kizen. He associates his disciples, men and women, to this work so that all might hear this Good News of God’s love and care for the sick and the needy.

What prevents me from recognising the goodness of others and praising them and thanking God for them?

Wednesday 8th July

Matthew 10:1-7
Then he summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness. The names of the twelve apostles are … (Mt 10:1-2)

Short Reflection:
The group of the Twelve is very varied; it includes people whose profession was not considered as the ones whom a master would choose if he wanted people to take his message seriously 카티아강좌. Fishermen, tax collectors and zealots were not the natural leaders of the society at the time. Yet Jesus chose them. Nothing is so bad that it cannot be used by God to spread his Good News.

How did I come to realise that Jesus was calling me and sending me out to bring his Good News to others?

Thursday 9th July

Matthew 10:7-15
Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give.… As you enter a house, wish it peace.

Short Reflection:
The Twelve are to be agents of God’s total peace (shalom) wherever they enter 킹오파 97. The peace concerns the total wholeness of the person from the spiritual and material point of view. If this peace is accepted by the family and those to whom they proclaim God’s message, they are to be associated with them; if the family does not accept the peace, God’s messengers are to dissociate themselves from them by shaking off even the dust from their feet.

How does my lifestyle show that I am doing God’s work and living by it?

Friday 10th July

Matthew 10:7-15
“Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves…. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved.”

Short Reflection:
God sends his messengers and he stands by them so that they do not fail in the mission he has entrusted to them 히든 피겨스 자막. As the proverb has it when God gives you hard bones, he also gives you good teeth to chew them! The strength of the Apostle is to count on the Spirit of Jesus as Son of God. In times of trials God is there and the Spirit helps choose what is best.

When and how have I felt that God was close to, me strengthening me in times of opposition and trial for his sake?

Saturday 11th July – Memorial of Saint Benedict, Abbot

Matthew 10:24-33
“No disciple is above his teacher, no slave above his master 몬길 매크로 다운로드. It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher, for the slave that he become like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more those of his household!”

Short Reflection:
Speaking about Jesus’ teaching and deeds is not enough, the Twelve and we today are invited to be living witnesses to Jesus even in the face of difficulty. The hope and faith in him help us not to give up.

How can we/I persevere in the face of opposition to the values of Jesus for which I stand as his disciple?

Adapted from:
TEACH ME LORD, YOUR WAY! Year of Publication: 2016 (Paulines Publications Africa)

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