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Year: 2022

  • Day 162 – Rehoboam Seeks Counsel

    Day 162 – Rehoboam Seeks Counsel

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn the people including Jeroboam, come to Solomon’s son Rehoboam, saying that Solomon made their lives difficult. Rehoboam seeks counsel from the old men, who tell him that the people will love him forever if he treats them well. The young men, though, say that he should […]

  • Gospel of Mark Recap

    Gospel of Mark Recap

    In the Gospel of Mark, John the Baptist was the forerunner of Jesus. When John proclaimed that Jesus was the Lamb of God at the River Jordan that inaugurated Jesus’ public ministry. Jesus called twelve men to become his apostles and spend three years teaching and spreading the good news. As they continued to follow […]

  • Day 161 – The Crucifixion of Christ

    Day 161 – The Crucifixion of Christ

    Thoughts and reflection In today’s reading, we learn that on the cross Jesus demonstrates that he experiences our pain out of love for us, taking upon himself for our sins and the death of those sins bring us. The cross is a symbol of the devastating effects of sin and the depth of God’s love […]

  • Day 160 – Jesus Warns the People

    Day 160 – Jesus Warns the People

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that Jesus warns that the Temple will be destroyed and he also promises that those who follow him will be persecuted. This is true for the Church in every age. People are indifferent to Jesus and the Church and in some areas, people and institutions are actively […]

  • Day 159 – Bearing Fruit

    Day 159 – Bearing Fruit

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn about the days leading up to Jesus’ betrayal. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem where he will face the final days of his life. Jesus knows he will have to fulfill the scriptures and endure his passion, death, and resurrection. Jesus curses the fig tree and lets the people […]

  • Day 158 – The Reality of Sin

    Day 158 – The Reality of Sin

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we learn about the Transfiguration. Moses and Elijah represent the Old Covenant. Jesus shows us that he is not just another leader or prophet and all of humanity will judge him. The apostles argue about which of them is the greatest. Jesus teaches them that anyone who wants […]

  • Day 157 – Following Jesus

    Day 157 – Following Jesus

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read Jesus rebukes the Pharisees for rejecting the commandments of God in favor of their traditions. For example, God commands them to honor their father and mother by taking care of them in their old age. Some Pharisees allowed people to make a donation to the Temple in their Parents’ […]

  • Day 156 – Jesus Casts Out Demons

    Day 156 – Jesus Casts Out Demons

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s readings we learn that Jesus sends the deamons into a heard of two thousand pigs. For Jesus, one person is worth more that two thousand pigs — even though pigs are valuable during that time. The world is under the dominion of sin (satan). God shines a beam of light […]

  • Day 155 – Jesus is Lord

    Day 155 – Jesus is Lord

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we learn that the synagogue elders are watching Jesus to see if he will heal on the Sabbath. Jesus asks them if it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath. They remain silent and Jesus looks at them with anger. This is a good reminder that we always […]

  • Day 154 – The Baptism of Jesus

    Day 154 – The Baptism of Jesus

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the reading we start the Gospel of Mark. Most scholars believe that the Gospel of Mark is the account of Apostle Peter’s experiences. We are all called to pick up our crosses and follow him daily like he asked his disciples to follow him. Jesus was baptized by John, but […]