Daily Reflection

Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob

August 2 – Thursday Thursday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – Jer 18: 1-6 Responsorial Psalm – Psalm 146 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob Gospel – Mt. 13: 47-53  The Kingdom of heaven is like a net thrown into the sea Reflection: Just as a drag-net […]

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God is my refuge on the day of distress

August 1 – Wednesday Saint Alphonsus Liguouri, Bishop and Doctor of the Church Reading 1 – Jer 15:10-21 Responsorial Psalm – Ps 59 God is my refuge on the day of distress Gospel – Mt. 13:44-46 The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field Reflection: God offers his kingdom as incomparable […]

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Explain to us the parable

July 31 – Tuesday Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest Reading 1 – JER 14:7-22 Responsorial Psalm – Ps 79 For the glory of your name, O Lord, deliver us. Gospel : MT 13:36-43 Explain to us the parable   Reflection: Jesus uses the image of the field to explain the presence of both […]

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You have forgotten God who gave you birth

July 30 – Monday Monday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – JER 13:1-11 Responsorial Psalm – DEUTERONOMY 32:18-19, 20, 21 You have forgotten God who gave you birth. Gospel : MT 13:31-35 He spoke to them only in parables   Reflection: Jesus often uses images of smallness when describing the heavenly […]

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The miraculous sign of Jesus

July 29 – Sunday Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – 2 KGS 4:42-44 Responsorial Psalm – Ps 145 The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs. Reading 2 – EPH 4:1-6 Gospel : JN 6:1-15 The miraculous sign of Jesus   Reflection: Jesus makes a claim which only God […]

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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God!

July 28 – Saturday Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – JER 7:1-11 Responsorial Psalm – Ps 84 How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, mighty God! Gospel : MT 13:24-30 Collect the weeds first and bind them in bundles to be burned, but gather the wheat into my barn.   […]

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The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock

July 27 – Friday Friday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – JER 3:14-17 Responsorial Psalm  –  JEREMIAH 31:10, 11-12ABCD, 13 The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. Gospel: MT 13:18-23 the parable of the sower   Reflection: The Word of God is sown in my heart day […]

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Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing

July 25 – Wednesday Feast of Saint James, Apostle Reading 1 – 2 COR 4:7-15 Responsorial Psalm – Ps 126 Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing. Gospel : MT 20:20-28 Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?   Reflection: On the feast of James, one of Jesus’ […]

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Lord, show us your mercy and love

July 24 – Tuesday Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 – MI 7:14-15, 18-20 Responsorial Psalm – Ps 85 Lord, show us your mercy and love. Gospel : MT 12: 46-50   Reflection: Mary added the assurance that Jesus gave to what she already valued in her heart and was given […]

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To the upright I will show the saving power of God

July 23 – Monday Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 : MI 6:1-4, 6-8 Responsorial Psalm – Ps 50 To the upright I will show the saving power of God. Gospel : MT 12:38-42 Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you   Reflection: The Pharisees were skeptical about the […]

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