20 April, Tuesday – Waters of Life

Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Eastertide Acts 7:51-8:1Jn 6:30-35 "He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst." What happens when our body is dehydrated? According to research, we can get by a few days without food, but not quite without water. Water is crucial for... Continue Reading →

19 April, Monday – Steadfast and Saved

Monday of the 3rd Week of Eastertide Acts 6:8-15Jn 6:22-29 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke When my son was 2 years old (a truly impressionable age), he was constantly observing his surroundings, the people around him, and absorbed details like a sponge. It surprised me sometimes... Continue Reading →

18 Apr, Sunday – Out Of Ashes

3rd Sunday of Easter Acts 3:13-15,17-191 Jn 2:1-5Lk 24:35-48 “Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name…” We have survived Lent, we have carried our own crosses for 40 days, we... Continue Reading →

17 April, Saturday — On Doubt And Fear

Acts 6:1-7Jn 6:16-21 It is I. Do not be afraid. There’s an old trope, ‘The devil’s in the details’, that I’ve been ruminating over a lot this last week. Working out the fine print for any life decision is always daunting -- sometimes enough to put you off even pursuing it. Everyone wants the dream.... Continue Reading →

16 April, Friday — Surviving Scarcity

Friday of the 2nd Week of Eastertide Acts 5:34-42Jn 6:1-15 So they picked them up, and filled twelve hampers with scraps left over from the meal of five barley loaves. Scarcity brings out the worst in people’s true characters. All of this was made abundantly clear in 2020 when, during COVID, America found itself facing... Continue Reading →

15 April, Thursday — Finding Courage

Thursday of the 2nd Week of Eastertide Acts 5:27-33Jn 3:31-36 “When they heard this, they became infuriated and wanted to put them to death” It seems like ‘cancel culture’ was a thing even back in the days of the Apostles!! Yesterday, we talked about my difficulty with finding the right words to say to a... Continue Reading →

14 April, Wednesday — Words

Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Eastertide Acts 5:17-26Jn 3:16-21 ”God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not lost but may have eternal life” A close friend announced at Easter that she would not be returning to church after the pandemic is... Continue Reading →

13 April, Tuesday — The Amazing Story

13 Apr – Memorial for St. Martin I, pope & martyr St. Martin (d. 655) was chosen the 74th pope in 649 without imperial approval. He conducted the Lateran Council, which condemned the Patriach of Constantinople for Monothelitism, which claimed that Christ had no human will. This put him in opposition to the emperor, who had him arrested... Continue Reading →

11 April, Sunday — Personal Touch

2nd Sunday of Eastertide -- Divine Mercy Sunday Divine Mercy Sunday (also known as the Feast of the Divine Mercy) is celebrated on the Second Sunday of Easter, which concludes the Octave of Easter. The feast day is observed by Roman Catholics as well as some Anglicans.[1] It is originally based on the Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy that Faustina Kowalska reported as part of her encounter with Jesus, and... Continue Reading →

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