"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Weekly Reflection rss

The God of Happy Endings

(John 20:1-18) We all like happy endings. We love it when our team wins, when the hero saves the day, and when love prevails against all odds. Which is also why today is so special…Jesus accomplished all these things for us! For Christians, Easter is the ultimate happy ending – a time to celebrate that… Read More ›

Not the Last Word…

(John 18:1 – 19:42) Jesus’ journey to the Cross was a long one. It began on the day He was born and culminated on Good Friday, the day He died. As He was paraded through the streets of Jerusalem, our Lord suffered every kind of humiliation and indignity. He had been mocked and spat upon,… Read More ›

Holy Thursday – The Mass of the Lord’s Supper

“At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic Sacrifice of his Body and Blood. He did this in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the centuries until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved spouse, the Church, a memorial of his… Read More ›

The Real Jesus

(Matthew 21:1-11) Few people have fallen from public favour so far and so fast as Jesus of Nazareth. One day – the day we now celebrate as Palm Sunday – He entered the city of Jerusalem to the acclaim of throngs of people shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes… Read More ›

A Matter of Life and Death

(John 11:1-45) The Jewish Cemetery in Jerusalem is perched on the slopes of the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Kidron Valley and the Temple Mount. For centuries it has been considered the holiest burial place for people of the Jewish faith – the place where the Resurrection will begin when the Messiah comes. Today, it… Read More ›

Fumbling Around in the Dark

(John 9:1-41) Most of us can’t imagine a world without light and, thankfully, we’ll never have to experience such a reality. For light plays an important part in our lives, helping to determine the hours of the day and to regulate the internal clocks of our bodies that tell us when it’s time to sleep… Read More ›

The Face of Compassion

(John 4:5-42) When we see images of Pope Francis hugging a drug addict, kissing a man’s disfigured face, or washing the feet of prisoners, it’s hard not to be moved by these acts of compassion. We know it’s not part of a marketing campaign or just a media stunt – not something he’s doing for… Read More ›

As Good As It Gets?

(Matthew 17:1-9) We’re just over a week into Lent now, and at this point I sometimes wonder whether it’s all it’s cracked up to be. Somehow the shine has worn off all those sacrifices that seemed so exciting at the start. And those iPad games that I gave up? I’m having a hard time remembering… Read More ›

Will You Be Ready When Satan Comes Calling?

(Matthew 4:1-11) Every year around this time, the Church goes on a 40-day spiritual retreat that we call Lent. It’s a time of repentance and penance – a kind of ‘spring cleaning’ – that helps us to prepare for the coming of Easter. During Lent, we devote more time to prayer, penance, sacrifice, and good… Read More ›

Should I Be Worried?

(Matthew 6:24-34) “No worries” is a phrase that has become incredibly common in some parts of world. I’d be willing to bet that every culture has a similar expression. Let’s face it – we humans like to worry. Even though we know it’s senseless, we continue to fret about all manner of things, both big… Read More ›