Browsing the 2018 archive of Fr. Reggie's Reflections

REMEMBERING WHAT MAKES STRONG

Posted by John Sage on 2/24/18

The TRANSFIGURATION---what a showcase! Jesus was at the center stage of everything – resplendent, glorious and pure. Then appeared as supporting actors Moses and Elijah – long dead, but transported back to life to give witness to the greatness of Jesus. Moses was Israel’s lawgiver, but here is the ... Read More »

OVERCCOMING TEMPTATIONS!

Posted by John Sage on 2/17/18

In this Sunday’s Gospel we read that the Spirit drove Jesus into the wilderness. This was the same Holy Spirit who had encouraged Jesus when He was baptized in the Jordan River. At that time, the Spirit descended upon him like a dove. Then a voice from heaven was ... Read More »

LOVING THE UNLOVABLE

Posted by John Sage on 2/10/18

The Bible’s version of the homeless, and dirty beggars of today is none other than the LEPER. He, too, was avoided and despised because his scourge carried the stigma of sin and divine punishment. The Old Testament reading today advised people on how to isolate the leper in society. ... Read More »

INTERCESSION

Posted by John Sage on 2/03/18

In our Gospel narrative, we immediately notice the healing miracles that Jesus performed: Simon’s mother in-law who was cured from a fever, those healed from various diseases, and the demons expelled from those who were possessed. However, let us shift our attention to a prior action that was also ... Read More »

LISTENING TO HIS VOICE

Posted by John Sage on 1/20/18

How easy it is to follow the Lord? Jesus was walking along and he sees two fishermen and he says: “Come, follow me.” They follow on the spot. Walking further along, he meets two other working men and he calls them, too. They follow immediately, without question. If Jesus ... Read More »

A STAR TELLS THE STORY

Posted by John Sage on 1/05/18

Epiphany celebrates the heroism and gallantry of the Magi. Their story starts with an inspiring star that propel led them to travel from a faraway land to worship the newborn King of the Jews. Armed with nothing else but trust in a brightly shining star, these astrologers left the ... Read More »