Fourth Sunday of Advent Joseph must have felt betrayed when he learned that Mary was pregnant. Mary must have been fearful about how Joseph would react. The way in which they both responded to this changing event in their lives can teach a valuable lesson to all of us. Their strong faith led them to […]
Sisters of the Living Word and Associates share their daily reflections for each day of Advent.
Readings: Genesis 49: 8-18 Psalm 72: 3-4, 7-8, 17 Matthew 1: 1-17 GOD’S BIG PLAN IN BRINGING THE WORD TO LIFE In reading through Matthew’s long family history of Jesus, it is interesting to note that even though Abraham was the first ancestor named who had a special role in the genealogy of the Messiah, […]
John 5:35 “John (the Baptist) shone brightly for a while, and you benefited and rejoiced.” We, like John, are called to shine brightly—to show Jesus to others. How can we do this? When we smile our eyes shine. The light in our eyes is the light of God radiating within us. During these last days of […]
Isaiah 54: 1-10 Several years ago, while engaged in a weekend retreat and praying with the Gospel that recounts Jesus’ calming of the storm at sea, I was battling my own interior storm and repeatedly begging: “Jesus, please calm my storm; please calm my storm.” Jesus answered, “I will not calm your storm but I will stay in your boat.” Sharing this […]
The question Jesus was asked while he was going around curing the sick, raising the dead, bringing good news etc. was, “Are you the one to come or do we look for another?” Sometimes the goodness and love of God is missed right in the midst of the good things God is doing for us. […]