Search For The Star In Your heart…And Find Jesus!

Today’s Gospel:  Mark 6:34-44 REFLECTION The great Thomas Aquinas once said, “Believing is an act of the intellect assenting to the divine truth by command of the will moved by God through grace”. In today’s gospel we hear about some wise men finding their way to Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn King of

Jesus Comes Out Of Obscurity And Into The Fight

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 4:12-17 REFLECTION Today’s Gospel represents an important turning point in the life of Jesus. Over a period of almost 20 years, He had lived in the sleepy town of Nazareth, to which Joseph and Mary had taken Him that He might be protected from the wrath of King Herod. There, He had

The Birth Of Jesus: All According To Plan

Today’s Gospel:  Matthew 2:1-12 REFLECTION During the ages, God had planned the coming of His Son to earth, and now that the time was approaching for the event to take place, the pieces of the master plan were falling into position as if they belonged to a jigsaw puzzle. Centuries earlier, Micah had prophesied saying,

Humble From The Very Start

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 2:21-24 REFLECTION The naming ceremony of a child always took place eight days after birth; that was on the corresponding day of the following week. (See also Luke 1:59.) The purification ceremonies mentioned in today’s Gospel were in accordance with the commands set forth in the twelfth chapter of the book of

Know Your Identity….Through Christ

Today’s Gospel:  John 1:19-28 REFLECTION In today’s gospel we hear the story of John the Baptist who did a great job of stirring the peoples’ expectation of the Messiah’s arrival.   Many thought he might be the Messiah himself, or at least the great prophet Elijah who was expected to reappear at the Messiah’s coming.  When

O Come All You Shepherds

THE COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION FOR ASIA WISHES ONE AND ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today’s Gospel:  Luke 2:16-21 REFLECTION In today’s Gospel, the shepherds were not expressly commanded to go in search of the child; they acted on their own initiative as all sensible men would have done. We are not told if they drove

Why Did God Become Man?

THE COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION FOR ASIA WISHES ONE AND ALL A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today’s Gospel:  John 1:1-18 REFLECTION Perhaps the most effective way to view and to understand the Incarnation is to see it against the background of Levitical law. There were very strict Mosaic laws which governed the redemption

A Father Predicts His Son’s Life Of Service

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 1:67-79 REFLECTION In today’s Gospel, Luke has been careful to indicate that Zacharias’ song was only made possible through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The reference to the Savior in verse 68 implies that Zacharias was fully aware of Mary’s pregnancy and saw in her conception the intervention of God on

Give Glory To God In What You Say And Do

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 1:57-66 REFLECTION In today’s gospel we read that the relatives of Zechariah and Elizabeth quibble over what to name their newborn child.  Sometimes we do the same thing, don’t we?  This child, John, however has been named from above!  And Elizabeth, the mother, is firm in her faith and determined to see

Mary’s Song Of Joy

Today’s Gospel:  Luke 1:46-56 REFLECTION The opening stanzas of Mary’s hymn of praise refers to the fine distinction of soul and spirit. “My soul doth magnify the Lord refers to the personal emotions of Mary, to her feelings as a woman and a mother;… MY SPIRIT HATH REJOICED indicates the moment when in the profoundest