Browsing Weekly Reflections
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 9/09/17
How is love as a noun different from love as a verb?
What are some concrete differences in feeling love and love in action?
Love, noun, an intense feeling of deep affection.
Love, verb, a concern for the good of another: such as : the fatherly concern of God for humankind : brotherly ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 8/13/17
Faith within Chaos
The view from the boat.
So you’re a disciple. You have just come from a place where many people were fed from 5 loaves and fishes.
Now Jesus has you get into a boat in the middle of a storm!
But you have faith, so ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 5/17/17
In difficult times, we all need someone to stand up for us and to be at our side. We all know how disappointed we feel when we are abandoned by our friends because of something someone may have said about us or something we may have done. We also ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/28/17
"Peace be with you.” and Mercy Sunday
What is mercy?
“Oh, mercy me.” “Have mercy on me. “
Think about it.
“Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”
"Peace be with you.”?
What do we mean when we say that at Mass?
Think ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 4/06/17
"If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." Jn 8:31
In today’s Gospel reading from John 8, we hear Jesus tell the Jews who believed in Him, “You will know the ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/15/17
“For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you." Lk 6:38
Lent is like ‘spring cleaning’. We clean out cupboards and closets and give to food pantries or Goodwill.
Look at all that empty space!
Now turn off the TV for one ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/01/17
Rend your hearts, not your garments Joel 2:12
The work of Lent starts with the heart.
Our thoughts and feelings merge in our heart.
From there we make our daily choices.
Lord, what change are you calling me to make in my thoughts and ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/16/17
Practices of Prayer and Practices of Care
We pray for Christian Spirituality
Christian Spirituality means that through, and with, the grace of God we have the desire and capacity to grow in union with God, to experience through community, to deepen a life of conversion, with discipleship ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 1/24/17
The readings we hear each Sunday is the WORD of GOD, written over 2000 years ago!
Listen to the words that God wanted us to hear this past Sunday. These are from words that Paul spoke to the people of Corinth.
I urge you, brothers and sisters, ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/21/16
One of the keys to happiness is to be like a kid on Christmas morning – Be thankful for the gifts of those around you and be optimistic and excited about the new gifts that are coming your way.
Abundance will flow into our life when gratitude flows out ... Read More »