Never Presume To Know Everything

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 24:37-44 REFLECTION In today’s Gospel, Matthew quotes the Lord’s statement as follows: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” In his Gospel, Mark expands the statement, saying, “But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, not the angels

He Will Return

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 21:34-36 REFLECTION In the summer of 1942, things were going bad for the Filipino and American soldiers defending Corregidor from the Japanese invaders.  With defeat only a few days away, the American commander, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, was ordered to leave the island and escape to Australia.  MacArthur promised, “I shall return.” Filipinos

Are We Ready To Follow Jesus?

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 4:18-22 REFLECTION “And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Normally, disciples choose their master, but in the Gospel today it was Jesus who chose His disciples.  He called men who should be hearers, and afterwards preachers of his doctrine.  He did not go to

We Are Saved and Delivered

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 21:20-28 REFLECTION The Gospel today foretells of the destruction of Jerusalem and Jesus’s coming as a condition prior to man’s glorious redemption.  On the one hand, great distress will fall over the Earth, sending people scrambling to their feet for refuge.  On the other hand, the Son of Man is to come

Beyond Fear And Distress

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 21:12-19 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel is a continuation of yesterday’s, when Jesus told about terrifying things that were to happen.  Some of these things came true during the destruction of the Jerusalem Temple by the Romans in 70 AD.  Some are yet to happen. Jesus talked about false messiahs.  History makes no mention

Holding Fast, Holding On

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 21:5-11 REFLECTION And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said, As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down (Lk 21:5–6). It

God Looks At Your Heart

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 21:1-4 REFLECTION Have you given God your all, whether large or small?  Have you ever thought of putting God first in your list and place your own needs next? Sometimes we are reluctant to give because the amount is so very small.  Giving is not only in the terms of money.  We

God’s Mercy Abounds

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 23:35-43 REFLECTION One of my more favorite souvenirs from Italy is a small frame of the prodigal son given by a friend. We all know the story behind the all-too-familiar picture of a father embracing his son who has just returned home. Today’s Gospel speaks of but another account of God’s mercy

Men Who Knew The Truth…But Twisted It

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 20:27-40 REFLECTION Jesus was the greatest Question Master of all time. It mattered not how difficult the problem, He supplied an answer, which confounded His critics; and displayed wisdom that could only have come from God.  In today’s Gospel, Jesus confronted the Sadduccees. The Sadducees were known for their acceptance of the

How Clean Is Your Temple?

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 19:45-48 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel tells of the story when Jesus drove the money changers out of the temple. The sanctuary had become a stable, a den of thieves! We shall never know how often the Lord was deeply disturbed as He beheld the hypocrisy in the temple. Here, there, and everywhere, the