Proclaiming Who Jesus Is

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 16:13-20 REFLECTION “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” (v. 13b). The impact of the Lord upon the following multitudes was surely unmistakable; He could not proceed through a market place and not hear the comments of the people. Possibly, He was not concerned with their opinions, but

The Importance Of Humility

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 23:1-12 REFLECTION In today’s Gospel, Jesus said, “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” Humility is the foundation upon which true holiness rests. Love recognizes that even the most insignificant of human beings is precious in the sight of God, and any service rendered to them is a

The Chain Of Love…God, Others And Self

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 22:34-40 REFLECTION The first noteworthy thing surrounding the commandment to love your neighbor as you love yourself is the commandment to love God as the greatest and foremost commandment. The most important thing you can do is love God with all your heart and soul and mind. Everything God obliged His people

How We Got Invited To The Wedding

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 22:1-14 REFLECTION When the Lord Jesus spoke about the king who made a marriage for his son, He gave to the world one of His most comprehensive parables. The far-reaching implication of this message went beyond the immediate circumstances of His day, and embraced the entire age of grace. In speaking of

The Strange Case Of The Vineyard Owner

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 20:1-16 REFLECTION The parable of the laborers in the vineyard is one of the greatest of the Lord’s illustrations. It must be remembered that this parable is a continuation of the chapter before it. A wealthy young ruler had refused to leave his wealth and follow Jesus, and Peter knowing this, asked

The Eye Of A Needle

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 19:23-30 REFLECTION There are several interpretations to the text of today’s Gospel which refers to the “eye of a needle,” but we’ll mention the most common. The “eye of a needle” was the name given to a small door within a larger door or gate. When the large gate of a city

Are You Possessed By Your Possessions?

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 19:16-22 REFLECTION God really wants to keep our lives simple. When he says, “Sell all you have,” he is not asking us to take him literally. What he really wants is our hearts. The more pliable we are, the more open to his grace we become, the easier we will find it

We Cannot Make “Bola” With The Lord

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 15:21-28 REFLECTION The story of Christ’s journey to Tyre and Sidon was, and still remains, one of the most interesting accounts in the Gospel. It describes the only occasion when Jesus left His own country, and that He should even consider doing this amazed His followers. Many meetings had been held in

Bring Your Children To Jesus

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 19:13-15 REFLECTION Mothers “brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray.” There was something noteworthy about the ladies mentioned in today’s Gospel. They were surely aware of the animosity of the Pharisees, and knew of the plots to destroy Jesus. Nevertheless, they thought only of

Being Truly Blessed

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 1:39-56 REFLECTION True blessings in this life can only be seen in spiritual terms by those whose hearts have been opened to believe in their Savior. You can see the same blessings Mary saw when she carried Jesus in her womb, when you carry Jesus in your hearts and minds. For many