Daily Reflections

Monday 7th September – Week 23 in Ordinary Time

Luke 6:6-11
Looking around at them all, he then said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so and his hand was restored.

Short Reflection:
By the power of his word, Jesus cures him and again shows that a merciful deed of restoring wholeness to a person in need takes precedence over the observation of the Sabbath law. Wherever life is threatened it is imperative to act in the name of the God of Life who desires life to the full for his daughters and sons. Failure to do so is to diminish life and to choose to do evil instead of good.

When have I hesitated to do good because of what others would think of me?

Tuesday 8th September – Feast of the Nativity of the B filezilla 32bit 다운로드. V. Mary

Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23
All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”

Short Reflection:
Impart to your servants, we pray, O Lord, the gift of heavenly grace, that the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin may bring deeper peace to those for whom the birth of her Son was the dawning of salvation. 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.(Collect Prayer)

Wednesday 9th September

Luke 6:20-26
And raising his eyes towards his disciples he said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. (…) But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.”

Short Reflection:
In four beatitudes, Jesus promises now to those who are poor and suffering. Jesus had already shown from the beginning that God cares for the poor, little and humble. God intervenes in their favour in and through Jesus’ ministry that inaugurates the new era of grace of God midi 다운로드. Luke underlines this option for the poor very much in his Gospel. God continues to be a source of blessing for the poor and afflicted of different kinds today through the disciples of Jesus.

Which of the beatitudes speak to me most? Why?
Which of the threats do I have to be most attentive to? Why?

Thursday10th September

Luke 6:27-38
“But to you who hear I say, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

Short Reflection:
Jesus invites the crowd and his disciples to go beyond this law and to seek to overcome evil with good instead of revenge. Because God is the final reference, by acting non-violently and by trying to do good even in the face of evil, one reminds the person doing evil of their common dignity as children of God. As Saint Augustine would say later “The measure of love is to love without measure.”

When has it been difficult to love the one who did something wrong to me/us Download Katok Voice? How can we overcome this?

Friday 11th September

Luke 6:39-42
“How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me remove that splinter in your eye,’ when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye? You hypocrite! Remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter in your brother’s eye.”

Short Reflection:
The image of the beam in the eye of the one judging the other and the splinter in the eye of the one being corrected exaggerates in order to make the point that it is absurd when one cannot see properly because of one’s own limitations and sins, but then still tries to show the way to others whose defects might not be as grave as theirs. As the proverb goes ‘the fool likes to teach lessons, the wise prefers receiving teachings from the Master.’

Where do I want to teach others when I know very well that I am not better than them?

Saturday 12th September

Luke 6:43-49
“A good tree does not bear rotten fruit, nor does a rotten tree bear good fruit Download Leoru. For every tree is known by its own fruit.”

Short Reflection:
There is a fundamental coherence that nature knows and obeys. For the disciple of Christ to be coherent in life, it is not enough to listen to Jesus’ words and to be impressed by them.
One has to put them into practice. This will show that one has chosen to build life on the solid foundation that is God himself (Ps 31:3-4; 62:7). The storms of life cannot easily bring down a house so solidly built on a rock.

How can we help each other to build our lives on Jesus, the Rock?

Monday 14th September Exaltation of the Holy Cross

John 3:13-17
Jesus said to Nicodemus: “No one has gone up to heaven except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man 탑 건. And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.”

Short Reflection:
O God, who willed that your Only Begotten Son should undergo the Cross to save the human race, grant, we pray, that we, who have known his mystery on earth, may merit the grace of his redemption in heaven. 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. – Collect Prayer

Tuesday 15th September – Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

John 19:25-27
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

Short Reflection:
O God, who willed that, when your Son was lifted high on the Cross, his Mother should stand close by and share his suffering, grant that your Church, participating with the Virgin Mary in the Passion of Christ, may merit a share in his Resurrection Download Vegas 13 Kizen. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. – Collect Prayer

Wednesday 16th September – Memorial of Sts Cornelius, Pope, and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs

Luke 7:31-35
“The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”

Short Reflection:
Although Jesus taught and acted with the authority that was more than human authority, some still had doubts as to whether he was to be believed as the Messiah. Jesus’ welcoming attitude especially to the poor and outcast of society was too much for them. How can God be working through such a person? They, therefore, find reasons not to accept him and his teaching. However, these reasons are not valid.

What are some of the reasons that I use in order not to feel obliged to accept Jesus’ message today?

Thursday 17th September

Luke 7:36-50
“So I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven; hence, she has shown great love 카티아강좌. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.”

Short Reflection:
Jesus breaks down the barriers; he sees in the gesture of the woman, an expression of her having been forgiven by God in spite of her many sins. Her tears and expression of affection are the result of the forgiveness that she knows she did not merit. She has been overwhelmed by the love of God and cannot keep it for herself. She offers it to Jesus, the one who enables her to encounter God. The one who knows that they have been forgiven much indeed by God or by others sees no gesture of appreciation as too big. It is the heart that speaks.

Which actions have shown my appreciation for the great love and forgiveness that I have experienced from God 킹오파 97?

Friday 18th September

Luke 8:1-3
Afterward he journeyed from one town and village to another, preaching and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. Accompanying him were the Twelve and some women … who provided for them out of their resources.

Short Reflection:
As the Gospels show, even if someone out of their enthusiasm wants to follow Jesus, it is Jesus who, purifies the motivations for following him, calls those he wants and sets the conditions for following him (Lk9:57-62). It would not have been different for these female disciples. The Dagara of Ghana say ‘a man alone cannot build a home’. Men and women need to collaborate with each other in following Jesus and to support each other in spreading the Kingdom of God.

What can I do to improve the participation of more women in the spreading of the Gospel?

Saturday 19th September

Luke 8:4-15
A sower went out to sow his seed… 히든 피겨스 자막. And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew, it produced fruit a hundredfold. After saying this, he called out, “Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”

Short Reflection:
Jesus shows that the manner in which a person listens to the word of the Master as he “sows” it is what will enable it to bear fruit or not. since the purpose of any sowing is that it bears fruit, Jesus invites his listeners and us to listen wholeheartedly to what he is teaching us. Whatever stands in the way of listening – hardness of heart, conflicting interests, etc. – has to be eliminated.

What are some of the things that have helped me welcome God’s Word and allow it to change my life?

Monday 21st September – Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

Matthew 9:9-13
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. Go and learn the meaning of the words, I desire mercy, not sacrifice. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”

Short Reflection:
O God, who with untold mercy were pleased to choose as an Apostle Saint Matthew, the tax collector, grant that, sustained by his example and intercession, we may merit to hold firm in following you 몬길 매크로 다운로드. 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. (Collect Prayer)

Tuesday 22nd September

Luke 8:19-21
[Jesus said to the crowd as they listened] “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”

Short Reflection:
Blood relations though close and dear do not replace obedience to the word of God and doing his will. This is what makes us children of the Father of Jesus and thus brothers and sisters to each other. By referring to the Church as Family of God, the community of disciples of Jesus in Africa show that in Jesus our faith binds us more strongly than our blood relations. This leads us to see others as brothers and sisters before seeing them as belonging to one or the other tribe or nation.

How have I experienced the sense of belonging to the same spiritual family in spite of being of a different tribe from others?

Wednesday 23rd September – Memorial of Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

Luke 9:1-6
He summoned the Twelve and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal (the sick).

Short Reflection:
Jesus demands from his Apostles a radical detachment from material security and total dependence on God. They will thus show that their security is not in their material possessions but in God and in the good will of those to whom they are sent. The simple life style that they are invited to live guarantees that they are free interiorly to announce the novelty of the Kingdom of God that they preach.

How has my poverty enabled me to be a better missionary disciple of Jesus?

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

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