Daily Readings Reflections
He spent the next 30 years going ...
2 Corinthians 9:6-11 | Psalm 112:1-4, 9 | Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
"He Who supplies seed for the sower and bread for the eater will provide in abundance; He will multiply the seed you sow and increase your generous yield." —2 Corinthians 9:10
The Lord loves us so much that He wants us to reap a great harvest. The Lord has revealed much to us about harvesting. If we listen, we will reap many great harvests. To reap the harvest of salvation and justice, we must:
- sow bountifully ... More
Matt was born in Dublin, where his father worked on the docks and had a difficult time supporting his family. After a few years of schooling, Matt obtained work as a messenger for some liquor merchants; there he ...
"I am...simply testing your generous love against the concern which others show." —2 Corinthians 8:8
St. Paul organized a collection among the churches of Asia Minor for the starving Christians of Jerusalem. When visiting these churches, Paul publicized the generosity of the poor Macedonian church to spur his hearers to also give generously ... More
Jesus said: "You have heard the commandment, 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.' But what I say to you is: offer no resistance to injury." —Matthew 5:38-39
In one of his talks, Pope John Paul II remarked that there seemed to have been fewer healings at Lourdes, the major healing center of the world. He thought that this might have indicated fewer healings in general throughout the world. The pope ... More
2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 | Galatians 2:16, 19-21 | Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 7, 11 | Luke 7:36—8:3
"Little is forgiven the one whose love is small." —Luke 7:47
All great saints seem to have so many sins, not because they're great sinners, but because they're great lovers. We all commit many sins, but some are aware of it, while others are not. Love makes a person sin-sensitive. The more we love God, ... More
On the day a festival was being organized for a huge throng, St. Francis, already well known for his sanctity, delivered a dramatic address on the dangers of worldly pleasures. ...
"The love of Christ impels us who have reached the conviction that since one died for all, all died." —2 Corinthians 5:14
We Christians have reached the conviction that, because of Jesus' death and our appropriation of His death by Baptism and faith, we have died. We "have been crucified with Christ" (Gal 2:19). "After all," we "have died!" (Col 3:3) Because we are ... More
His great talent for painting led to studies in Warsaw, Munich and Paris. Adam returned to ...
"If your right eye is your trouble, gouge it out and throw it away! Better to lose part of your body than to have it all cast into Gehenna." —Matthew 5:29
Here we are at the beginning of summer. Men and women are walking around half-clothed, hoping to get a tan, adoring the sun-god rather than the Son of God. It's almost impossible to find a movie or even a TV program without nudity displayed. On ... More
2 Corinthians 3:15—4:1, 3-6 | Psalm 85:9-14 | Matthew 5:20-26
"All of us, gazing on the Lord's glory with unveiled faces, are being transformed from glory to glory into His very image by the Lord Who is the Spirit." —2 Corinthians 3:18
The biblical word "glory" can be translated as "weight," for example, a covering heavy enough to be felt. The Israelites sang of the Lord: "He has covered Himself in glory" (Ex 15:1, JB).
As we bask in the Lord's glory and worship Him "with ... More
"This great confidence in God is ours, through Christ." —2 Corinthians 3:4
The Corinthian church, which Paul had founded, questioned Paul's qualifications for ministry (see 2 Cor 2:16, 3:6). Yet Paul had "great" (2 Cor 3:4), "full" (2 Cor 3:12; 5:8), and continuous confidence (see 2 Cor 5:6). He did not maintain he had ... More