Browsing the 2022 archive of Fr. Reggie's Reflections

WAKE UP!

Posted by Michelle Carmichael on 11/23/22

Today we begin the new liturgical year CYCLE A with the season of Advent.  Advent comes from the Latin word ‘adventus’ which literally means ‘coming.’  For many of us Advent refers to the coming of the joyous season of Christmas.  But Advent refers also to the Lord’s coming at ... Read More »

BE COOPERATORS AND CO-BUILDERS OF CHRIST THE KING ‘KINGDOM’

Posted by Michelle Carmichael on 11/17/22

Jesus Christ’s Kingdom was established from the beginning through the mystery of Christ’s Passion, Death and Resurrection, but the final fulfillment, the perfect form will take place when He comes in glory on Judgment Day. The Kingdom of God, therefore, is said to be “ALREADY HERE” but “NOT YET”. ... Read More »

The Day After!

Posted by Michelle Carmichael on 11/10/22

One night in 1983, over ten million television viewers saw the movie “THE DAY AFTER!” Filmed in Lawrence, Kansas; it portrayed what that city would be like after a nuclear attack. Just before the film began, a warning flashed on the screen saying: “Because of its graphic portrayal of ... Read More »

THE UNBELIEVING SURGEON

Posted by Michelle Carmichael on 10/20/22

The Gospel this Sunday (Lk. 18, 1-8) speaks about praying always and without ceasing. The problem with some people is that they stop praying when their prayers are not answered or when their prayers are already answered. I have here a story of a nun, persistent in prayer for ... Read More »

T.Y.L. (THANK YOU LORD!)

Posted by Michelle Carmichael on 10/06/22

Take a moment and look at a CRUCIFIX, and you will find the shortest, yet the best prayer for all times. What letter of the Alphabet do you see in the form of the Cross? A letter “T” right? And what letter of the Alphabet do you see in ... Read More »

JUST HAVE A STRONG FAITH

Posted by Michelle Carmichael on 9/29/22

In our 1st. Reading we have an obscure prophet whose personality seems to be as awful as his name. He is HABAKKUK. But I would have wished to meet him because of his audacity to stand up before God and complain, “How long, O Lord? I cry for help ... Read More »

SHARE YOUR SPIRITUAL WEALTH

Posted by Michelle Carmichael on 9/21/22

This Sunday Gospel tells us of a rich man who neglected his food with Lazarus who had nothing. Usually, we draw the lesson that those who have many material blessings must share with those who have little. I would like the lesson that we spiritually rich Catholic Christians must ... Read More »

THE APPLE TREE: “WE SHOULD FORGIVE OTHERS AS GOD HAS FORGIVEN US”

Posted by Michelle Carmichael on 9/08/22

There was once a STORY written by Richard Pindell entitled “Somebody’s Son”. It opens with a runaway boy, named David, sitting by the side of the road. He is writing a letter home to his mother. The letter expresses the hope that his old fashioned father will forgive him ... Read More »