Browsing Weekly Reflections

Take a Rest

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 7/23/18

There are shepherds and then, there are shepherds.

‘Woe to the shepherds who mislead and scatter the flock of my pasture. You have not cared for them’,

The apostles had been working hard. Jesus sends them on vacation, to an island to rest.

But it wasn’t to be.  The people ... Read More »

Hope

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/03/18

Hope       AB anne bantleon           Reply| Today, 12:07 PM              

 

 

Oh, the reasons we can latch on to in these days to be a pessimist.

One look at the news headlines, one drive on ... Read More »

Fruits and Nutty Family

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 3/02/18

Today’s first reading from Genesis 37 is the story of Joseph being sold out by his brothers. The brothers were jealous of him because he was the favored son of Israel, their father. Originally the plan was to kill him. But one of the brothers had a fit of ... Read More »

Go to the Head of the Line

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/28/18

Go to the Head of the Line

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something. He said to her, "What do you wish?"She answered him, "Command that these two sons of mine sit, one ... Read More »

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/19/18

The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, Do you think Jesus was trying to get away?

Do you ever feel like if you could only just get away for a little while?

We hear stories about ‘frazzled ‘mothers locking themselves in the bathroom, just to get away for a ... Read More »

Seeing the doctor

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/17/18

Levi throws a big banquet for Jesus and invites a bunch of other tax collectors and others. Tax collectors were considered traitors by the Jews – turncoats who turned their allegiance to the Romans and sold their souls for a buck. So the Pharisees want to know why Jesus ... Read More »

Why Do we Fast?

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/16/18

Feb 16

Gospel MT 9:14-15

The disciples of John approached Jesus and said,

"Why do we and the Pharisees fast much,

but your disciples do not fast?"

Jesus answered them, "Can the wedding guests mourn

as long as the bridegroom is with them?

The days will come when the ... Read More »

Do Sundays Count During Lent?

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/16/18

Some people have said that you are allowed to break your Lenten sacrifice for the day. The reasoning was perhaps the length of Lent.

There is nothing in the Canon Law of the Church or the Catechism that makes laws about what we give up for Lent.  The sacrifice ... Read More »

Choose life!

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/15/18

In today’s readings, Moses tells us to ‘Choose life’ in order to enter the promised land.

In the Gospel Luke tells us “If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Notice the word “daily.” This carrying your ... Read More »

Redeemed Christians are joyful

Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 2/14/18

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Redeemed Christians are joyful, don't ... Read More »