Browsing Fr. Reggie's Reflections

YEARNING FOR LIFE IN HEAVEN

Posted by John Sage on 11/04/16

Our readings today support our Christian practice of remembering the saints and our departed (November 1 & 2). And in a special way, it gives us a chance to review what we really believe to be the meaning of Heaven, which is our goal to reach one day.

In ... Read More »

A GLIMPSE OF JESUS

Posted by John Sage on 10/29/16

When the late General Dwight D. Eisenhower was returning from Europe after V.E. Day, his plane landed in the Azores for breakfast. The general walked around the island, shaking hands and signing autographs. He was ready to take off when a young soldier came on the run, calling out: ... Read More »

PRAYER OF THE HUMBLE

Posted by John Sage on 10/23/16

There is a story of a pious old priest who was asked to explain the unique nature of his Religious Order. “Well...” he replied, “When it comes to learning, we are certainly way behind the Jesuits. And when it comes to good works, we are no match to the ... Read More »

PERSISTENT PRAYER

Posted by John Sage on 10/16/16

St. Bernard was riding on his horse one day, lost in prayer. He met a beggar on the road and engaged in conversation with him. The beggar asked Bernard what he doing on the horse as he went along, and Bernard said he was praying. “But I often had ... Read More »

TYL. [THANK YOU, LORD] FOR EVERYTHING!

Posted by John Sage on 10/09/16

This Sunday Gospel strikes a chord in our hearts today as it speaks to us of a very human sentiment – GRATITUDE. Of the few words in any human language that can truly cheer up people, “THANK YOU” has the unique power to light up the face and cheer ... Read More »

“PAPA, I CAN’T SEE YOU!” – JUST HAVE STRONG FAITH

Posted by John Sage on 10/01/16

This Sunday, the FAITH God asked is not the kind we ordinarily understand as believing there is God. What God means by faith is a loyalty and trust that’s practical, a steadfastness in the midst of day-to-day trials and difficulties.

One night house caught fire and a boy was ... Read More »

THE DANGER WITH BEING RICH

Posted by John Sage on 9/23/16

This Sunday Parable reveals a great spiritual truth about what really matters in life.

Today Lazarus and the rich man are sending us wake up alarms. Lazarus tells us “what matters is that when we are emotionally and mentally “attached” to our possessions, we don’t understand what’s important. We ... Read More »

MERELY STEWARDS

Posted by John Sage on 9/18/16

This Sunday’s Gospel tells about Luke’s favorite themes, the proper use of the gifts God has given us. First, we read about a steward who was mismanaging his master’s property. When the master hears this, he tells him to make up his accounts, after which he will be dismissed. ... Read More »

WE ARE ALL PRODIGAL SONS

Posted by John Sage on 9/10/16

“A face that only a mother can love,” so goes an old dictum. With God that should be rephrase thus: God loves faces that even mothers can’t love. The lyrics from Isaiah 49, 15 say about God’s infinite love: “Can a mother forget her baby and not love the ... Read More »

THE VIRTUE OF HUMILITY

Posted by John Sage on 8/25/16

Jesus teaches, “When you go to a party, sit in the lowest place.” Obviously those words are not to be taken literary otherwise nobody would sit in the presidential table; everybody would be grabbing for the last chair as the parlor game “Trip to Jerusalem.

What it means is ... Read More »