Browsing Weekly Reflections
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 5/26/19
‘I have told you this while I am with you.The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you.’
Do you ever pray to the Holy Spirit?
I NEVER did.
I attended all Catholic schools and ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 5/01/19
Doubts are good. They can be motivators.
A healthy mind continues to probe and wonder.
Doubting shows you’re pursuing truth.
The Christian teacher Oswald Chambers once said, “Doubt is not always a sign that a man is wrong; it may be a sign that he is thinking.”
Thomas must ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/20/19
Be Inspired Look what happened to Jesu and Simon. Simon was minding his own business, walking in from the field, when they seized him 'laid the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.' He didn't know why he was chosen to carry the cross. ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/07/19
Every one of us walks into church with important things on our minds—God wants us to bring them to him.
Whether it be about our work, (many people are miserable at work,) our family, ourselves, our children, whatever is preventing us from being the person God want us to ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/29/19
We are more than half way through Lent.
How are you doing with Holy Moments?
Do you have 20?
You have time to have at least 20 more.
Take a moment to be with Jesus.
And then PRay it Forward.
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/28/19
We are all called to be Holy.
Remember, everything is impossible until it isn't.
Holy Spirit, never let me forget that holiness is possible and that every moment is an opportunity to create a Holy Moment.
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/27/19
Sometimes I am jealous of Converts.
As a cradle Catholic, I have never experienced the questions, the longing, the wondering, the seeking a loving God. I am struck by the amount of intentional thoughts and actions required for conversion. Some converts are people who have long disagreed with a particular Church ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/26/19
Perfect timing for cradle Catholics.
Just because you might have been born as a cradle catholic, does not mean we shouldn’t know what those who are converting to Catholicism are preparing.
The Scrutinies are rites of conversion and repentance. This period of purification and enlightenment, which the rite of election begins, ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/14/19
We think holiness is impossible for us.
Doing the will of God, is our holiness.
God wants us to live holy lives, grow in character and virtue, and become the best version of ourselves.
Do you think you can live a holy moment tomorrow?
For those who work, try:
When you first sit down in front of your computer at work, pause and say a prayer for God to be with you today or at the very end of your workday, say a prayer of ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/25/19
Take the wind out of their sails.
When someone does something to you, that is NOT loving, smile!
When you love in response to hatred, you confuse and confound people, taking away the very energy that feeds their hatred. Anne