Reflection 183: Attentiveness to the Value of Suffering

When we suffer, we look for a way out.  We seek relief.  But from Heaven, we will be able to look back and see the immense power of freely chosen and embraced suffering.  … Read more>>>

Reflection 182: Wisdom to Penetrate the Inner Secrets of Pride

Pride can consume us.  When it does, all we think about is ourselves and our own pain.  Perhaps you can relate to this.  Maybe you’ve encountered a wound and you sit and sulk … Read more>>>

Reflection 180: The Passion of Jesus

We who are familiar with the Gospels may suffer, at times, from a certain indifference to the sufferings of Christ.  We hear the story read each year, have seen many images of the … Read more>>>

Reflection 179: Dealing with Interior Desolation

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away…” (Job 1:21).  How true this is.  There are times in life when we experience the abundant consolation of God.  It may be at moments of … Read more>>>

Reflection 178: Sanctity is Never Achieved on Our Own

Do you aspire to holiness of life?  If so, you cannot do this on your own.  You need the help of another, and even many others.  The Lord has given us numerous ways … Read more>>>

Reflection 177:  Holy Obedience

One of the greatest safeguards against doing our own will rather than God’s is holy obedience.  Those in religious life are blessed to live this in a literal and external way, allowing the … Read more>>>

Reflection 176:  Combating the Sin of the World

When God looks at the world, what does He see?  Most certainly He sees the beauty of His creation, the perfect order of His design and the presence of His sons and daughters.  … Read more>>>

Reflection 175:  Love is Found in the Details of Life

How nice it is when you have a friend that you trust with every detail of your life.  We long to know others and we long to be known by others.  When you … Read more>>>

Reflection 174: The Timing of God is Perfect

When we desire to accomplish the Will of God in this world and do wonderful things for Him, we can sometimes seek to do things our way according to our timing.  But to … Read more>>>