Daily Reflection

Daily Reflection

Relying Solely On Him, Friday, May 8, 2020: Fourth Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 13:26-33; John 14:1-6

In a situation like the one we are presently in, there is temptation to find solace in so many ways. Some of them would even take us far from Christ. But in today’s Gospel, Jesus comes with an answer through an immensely powerful statement about ... Read More »

The Messenger And His Sender, Thursday, May 7, 2020: Fourth Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 13:13-25; John 13:16-20

Throughout his ministry Jesus always insisted on being sent by the Father and made clear that the work He was accomplishing was no more than what His Father asked Him to do. Though consubstantial with the Father, Jesus humbled Himself and took the rank of ... Read More »

Set Apart To Bear Witness, Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Fourth Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 12:24-13:5; John 12:44-50

In our meditation yesterday we talked about the difference between an “intentional faith” and an “inherited faith.” Whereas an intentional faith or “intentional discipleship” is eagerness to justify the reason for belief through courageous practice of faith and participation in the life of the parish ... Read More »

In the Palm Of The Lord’s Hand, Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Fourth Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 11:19-26; John 10:23-30

Today’s Gospel reading brings consolation and comfort to the disciples of Christ especially during these trying times. Jesus assures us that there will never be any “sheep snatcher” to steal us from Him. What can we consider a “sheep snatcher” that tends to steal us ... Read More »

Keepers of One Another, Monday, May 4, 2020: Fourth Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 11:1-18, John 10:1-10

Today’s first reading tells us the story of Simon Peter’s dream to go and bring the Gospel to the Gentiles. This new mission encounters opposition from other apostles who not only doubt but have to be convinced. This reaction is interesting because it reveals a ... Read More »

Falling From Our Horses, Friday, May 1, 2020: Third Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 9:1-20; 6:52-59

Today we celebrate the memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker who, by and through his work, responded to God’s call to take care of and provide for the Holy Family. As we honor all workers who day in and day out sacrifice everything for the sake ... Read More »

Gasoline For Our Spiritual Engine, Thursday, April 30, 2020: Third Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 8:26-40; John 6:44-51

Usually when I reflect on a simple analogy to comprehend the place and importance of the Eucharist in Christian life, especially when the Church says, “The Eucharist is the font and summit of Christian life,” I imagine the scene of driving a car. My analogy ... Read More »

The Bread That Breaks Chains, Wednesday, April 29, 2020: Third Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 8:1-8; John 6:35-40

The Gospel reading plunges us today into the heart of the controversy between Jesus and his countrymen. He declares that He is “the bread of life.” Even though they have not understood that He is talking about eating His flesh and drinking His blood, utterances ... Read More »

Receiving the Bread from Heaven, Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Third Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 7:51-8:1; John 6:30-35

Today we celebrate the memorial of one of the key saints who make us rediscover the place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our life: Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort. This name should be familiar to almost all of us, especially those among us who ... Read More »

Longing For What is Above, Monday, April 27, 2020: Third Week of Easter

Posted by Marie Meza

Acts 6:8-15; John 6:22-29

The experience of social distancing and “Safer at Home” mandate has brought us to think deeply about so many things in our life. One that is mostly recurrent is our hunger for the Eucharistic Jesus. Yesterday, with the story of the disciples’ journey to Emmaus, ... Read More »