Browsing the 2017 archive of Weekly Reflections
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/23/17
‘be good for goodness sake’
Think about it.
We are almost threatened to be ‘good’ because Santa is coming.
What about just ‘BEING” good.
Be good for goodness sake.
Be good, it is the right thing to do, not because of punishment or reward
Be good, ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/10/17
Do you remember counting the days until Christmas?
Being on your best behavior to protect that ‘list to Santa’.
You had to hold yourself in check every day.
‘You better be good, Santa is watching’.
What would Santa see you doing?
You wanted to be doing good, because you ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 12/04/17
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Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 11/26/17
For the past several Sundays, the gospel has been giving us the ways to prepare for Jesus Christ.
Remember the guest who was thrown out of the wedding? The virgins who prepared for the trip with oil in their lamps? The servants who invested their talents and the fearful servant ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 11/01/17
“He Has Cast Down the Mighty From Their Thrones”
Posted on November 1, 2017 by Anna Carter - Connect! Sunday Reflection
For Sunday, November 05, 201731st Sunday of Ordinary Time
Malachi 1:14B-2:2B, 8-101 Thessalonians 2:7B-9, 13Matthew 23:1-12
These words may be familiar to you. We hear them in Mary’s Magnificat, as ... Read More »
Posted by Fr. Valentine Rebello on 10/29/17
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Can you be commanded to LOVE?
The love story between God and man
Make us love? That seems odd. Can we be made to love? Isn’t love an emotion, something we have little control over? ... Read More »
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 »