Daily reflections

Saturday December 5th: Serious weapons for serious times

The voice of family values seems drowned out by the voice of social media and virtual friends. Matthew 9:35; 10:1, 6-8 As parents, my husband and […]

Friday December 4th: Keep hope alive

Like the two blind men we have to trust that we are not waiting in vain. Matthew 9: 27 – 31. Today’s gospel is the story […]

Thursday December 3rd: My Father’s will

I pray for discernment. Mathew 7: 21, 24 – 27 How hard it is to know the will of my Father in heaven. I pray for […]

Wednesday December 2nd: Jesus Heals

They laid them at his feet. Matthew 15:29-37 Normally when we read this passage the emphasis is on the feeding and the miracle that happened with […]

Tuesday December 1st: Divine revelation

I bless you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for hiding these things from the learned and clever and revealing them to mere children. Luke 10: […]

Monday November 30th: Just follow Jesus’ lead!

“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men”. And they left their nets, at once and followed him. Matthew 4:18-22 … At once, leaving […]

Friday November 27th: Therein lies the kingdom

When we are looking for signs of the kingdom of God, don’t look for buildings and cities, instead we look for wellbeing and joy and happiness […]

Thursday November 26th: Hope Even To The End

“When these things begin to take place, stand erect, hold your heads high, because your liberation is near at hand.” Luke 21:20-28 In Luke’s Gospel we […]

Wednesday November 25th: Love always triumphs

“You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, by relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.” Luke 21:12-19 I know […]

Tuesday November 24th: Take Heed That You Are Not Led Astray

Jesus said there would be many signs of impending conflicts and disasters Luke 21:5-11 How would you respond if someone prophesied that your home, land, or […]

November 23rd: Jesus Looked

“She put in more than the others.” Luke 21: 1-4 Loving God is what Jesus is looking for. Living love is more that just being loved. […]

November 22nd: You do it them; you do it to Me

If we do not protect the spread to the least of the brothers, we alter the face of God in the world. Matthew 25:31-46 From Wuhan […]

November 21st: I believe in the Resurrection of the dead.

“Now he is God, not of the dead, but of the living” Luke 20:27-40 We pray in the Creed that we believe in the resurrection of […]

November 20th: Profiteering and exploitation

Christian business people cannot and must not make it more difficult for the already vulnerable poor. Luke 19: 45 – 48. Jesus made a stinging accusation […]

November 19th: Hidden Opportunities

If you had only understood the message of peace! Luke 19: 41 – 44 Oh, to be a Trini in these times. One of the things […]

November 18th: No risk no gain

A lack of initiative and trust stunt our growth and we lose all. Luke 19:11-28 As teachers, we often encourage our students to reach for the […]

November 17th: Zacchaeus, come down

“Today salvation has come to this house, because this man too is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man has come to seek  out […]

November 16th: Who is really blind?

“The people walking in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent… Luke 18: 35-43 Some people believed He might be the Messiah, some were impressed […]

November 15th: Burying the gift

We begin our weekly journey around the Eucharistic where He renews the gift of His love. Matthew 25: 14-30 ‘Trust’ is the starting point of all […]

November 14th: Persistence Pays Off

“Because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won’t eventually come and attack me!” Luke 18 1-8 Recently, […]

November 13th: Are you ready for this?

Don’t leave God to the last minute or ignore Him and then hope for the best. Luke 17: 26 – 37. We usually are not caught […]

November 12th: This is the end times

“For look! The Kingdom of God is within you. Luke 17 20- 25 Tanty Maureen invited me to come to church with her this Sunday. She […]

November 11th: Let me be the One, Lord.

One of them turned back… Luke 17:11-19 When I come to meet you, Lord with all my burdens and disfigurement, with the pain of being rejected […]

November 10th: Proudly Wear the Crown of Servanthood

“There is no shame in serving others,…for in doing so we imitate Christ the King.” Luke 17: 7-10 “There can be no greater gift than that […]

November 9th: Due respect

‘He drove them all out of the temple’ John 2: 13-22 This gospel reading tells us how when Jesus entered the temple and found: ‘people selling […]

November 8th: A little more oil

“Look! The bridegroom! Go out and meet him!” Matthew 25:1-13 So keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour. But by far […]

November 7th: Who or what possesses us?

Anything that competes with God in our lives has the ability to oust Him from His position of supremacy and so hurt our relationship. Luke 16: […]

November 6th: Astuteness in Faith Life

Followers of Jesus must always be ready to make the necessary changes in attitudes and lifestyles so as not to diminish their relationship with God or […]

November 5th: Instrument of conversion

Consider him the veritable Saul to Paul through marriage and the Eucharistic feast. Luke 15:1-10 Many years ago, I dreamt my friend (now husband) and I […]

November 4th: Thank you priests

I wonder if he first sat down and worked out the cost. Luke 14: 25-33 I remember speaking to a lady from a neighbouring parish, sometime […]

November 3rd: The Parable of the Great Feast

“Make people come in.” Luke 14:15-24 Have you ever invited people to a function and they turned up with what older people will say ‘a whole […]

November 2nd: Gone but not forgotten

“Come to me…..you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11: 25-30 Death, in general, will always be shrouded in mystery; and the death of a […]

November 1st: Feast of All Saints

His words promise a harvest of peace and joy for the persecuted; to the merciful and pure of heart, Jesus offers new Life in His presence, […]

October 31st: Answer the call

‘My friend, move up higher.’ Luke 14: 1, 7 – 11 This must be a favourite parable of every youth. I know it was mine. It […]

October 30th: To heal or not to heal

Compassion helps us to rise above provocation and tests. Luke 14: 1 – 16 The scene of today’s Gospel is a sabbath meal at a leading […]

October 29th: The Master has you covered!

“How often have I longed to gather your children, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you refused! Luke 13:31-35 O that hymn, […]

October 28th: The Word of God

“Time in prayer can help us discern” Luke 6:12-19 Today’s gospel highlights the centrality of prayer in the life of Jesus. Any big event in Jesus’ […]

October 27th: The Power Of Small Beginnings

“It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the […]

October 26th: Reach out and touch somebody’s hand!

Then he laid his hands upon her, and immediately she was made straight and praised God. Luke 13:10-17 Many years ago, in a village, a young […]

October 25th: No love before coffee

Loving not easy especially before morning coffee Matthew 22: 34-40 Ah get up one morning; first ting ah feeling to dis everybody close to me: family […]

October 24th: God is always patient

leave it one more year and give me time to dig round it and manure it. Luke 13:1-9 Time is precious. There is never enough of […]

October 23rd: Kingdom Values

Kingdom people are free to show love in the face of hate and forgiveness in the face of offence.  Luke 12: 54 – 59.  Today’s gospel […]

October 22nd: The Reign of the Kingdom

A baptism of suffering Luke 12:49-53 Jesus is passionate about His Mission to build the Kingdom of His Father. His heart was set on the work […]

October 21st: Ready for the Lord

Much is expected from whom much is given. Luke 12:39-48 Today’s scripture speaks to us about being ready for our Lord and Master. Part of being […]

October 20th: Live each day as if it is your last

Be like men waiting for their master to return. Luke 12: 35 – 38 The saying, “live each day as if it is your last” comes […]

October 19th: Rich in God’s sight

The problem of the rich man in the parable is not his excessive wealth but his inability to use his riches to bring help and comfort […]

Oct 14th: Focusing on Vanities

“Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and […]

October 15th: Am I bridge or barrier?

“Woe to you experts in the law, because you have taken away the key to knowledge. You yourselves have not entered, and you have hindered those […]

October 16th: The yeast of the Pharisees

The behaviour of the Pharisees deprived sinners of compassion and outcast of love.  Luke 12: 1 – 7   Jesus told the people to beware of […]

October 12th: Signs vs Faith

The crowds which Jesus was addressing wanted a sign to prove his authenticity.  They already had the numerous miracles Jesus had been working in their very […]

October 13th: Wash yuh hand

Be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you. Luke 11: 37 – 41 The  Security watched as the elderly gentleman walked into the […]

October 10th: We Can All Be Blessed

“The opportunity to be blessed is within our grasp…don’t let it slip away.” Luke 11: 27-28 Imagine the scene – Jesus has just driven out a […]

October 9th: Beware Relapses

The one who neglects their interior life and charity to others after being renewed, relapses into worse vices. Luke 11: 15 – 26. Jesus’ word about […]

October 8th: Ask and it will be given to you

‘How much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit…’ Luke 11: 5-13 This gospel reading is well known for reminding us that our prayers […]

October 7th: In His Footsteps

There is no underestimating the power of a good habit. Luke. 11: 1-4 Jesus’ prayer habit was not only a powerful testimony of his connection with […]

October 6th: Subtle gods

Nothing, not even daily tasks should displace God as priority. Luke 10:38-42 My family recently moved into a beautiful old house and have made a 360-degree […]

October 5th: My Good Samaritan

My good samaritan is a man from Laventille. Luke 10:25 – 37 My good samaritan is a man from Laventille. I left my cell phone in […]

October 4th: His Way…not our ways.

Trust, kindness and generosity were met with rebellion, ingratitude and greed. Matthew 21: 33-43 Few Gospel passages reveal with such clarity how far removed are our […]

October 3rd: Where is our sight set?

“Blessed are the eyes that see what you see” Luke 10:17-24 We all know what undertaking a journey entails. We understand and look forward to arriving […]

October 2nd: The Guardian Angels

God provides the defenceless and vulnerable with divine protection in the form of guardian angels. Matthew 18: 1-5. 10 Jesus, speaking in their defense said, “See […]

October 1st: The Kingdom of God Has Come near to You

We are called to speak and witness in God’s name Luke 10:1-12 What kind of harvest does the Lord want us to reap today for his […]

September 30th: Yes; but first…

“Your duty is to go and spread the news of the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:57-62 So many demands that the urgent and the important are […]

September 29th: You Will See the Angels of God

Jesus offers the greatest gift possible – peace and friendship with God John 1:47-51 What would you give to see beyond the visible – to “see […]

September 28th: God’s Greatness

“Whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me..” Luke 9:46-50 Repeatedly, Jesus tries to get his disciples to see that they are called to serve, […]

September 27th: The Darkest Hour

Lesser mortals, who repented, are storming the gates of heaven while we are left behind. Matthew 21:28-32 It is not on the stroke of midnight or […]

September 26th: The Paradox of the Christian Journey

“And all were astounded at the greatness of God……. The Son of Man is going to be betrayed into human hands.” Luke 9:43-45 Like the disciples […]

September 25th: In His Presence

God is about friendship, love, just being with and staying close. Luke 9: 18 – 22. The gospels remind us, in several places, that Jesus prayed. […]

September 24th: Lord, more of You!

But Herod said, ‘John? I beheaded him. So who is this I hear such reports about?’ And he was anxious to see him. Luke 9:7-9 “I […]

September 22nd: Those who hear the word…

My mother and my brothers are those who believe. Luke 8:19-21 Throughout the weeks Jesus’ focus was on the Word as seed, light, the power to […]

September 21st: I came to call sinners; not the virtuous

Go and learn the meaning of these words. Matthew 9:9-13 In a session with my spiritual director I lamented that God was asking me to do […]

September 20th: Come into my vineyard

Our God never tires of searching far and wide even at the latest hour. Matthew 20: 1-16 At the end of each day our reward is […]

September 19th: Spiritual Growth

Become the seeds in rich soil Luke 8: 4 – 15 I have suffered two great losses in my life: the death of my grandmother at […]

September 18th: To be like Jesus

Missionaries are not moved by their own desires to change the world, they are moved by God to fulfill His will in the world. Luke 8: […]

September 17th: Love is the answer

Only love can transform the human heart.. Luke 7: 36-50 It took me a couple years of teaching to learn that if I wanted the best […]

September 16th: Choices

“Yet Wisdom is justified by all her children” Luke 7:31-35 Jesus is frustrated with the indecision of the Scribes and Pharisees yet praises the tax collectors […]

September 15th: Compassion – a doing word

“And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her…” Luke 7:11-17 Based on one definition, to have compassion means to empathize with someone who […]

September 14th: Laudato Si

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3 13-17 It is […]

September 13th: Forgiveness – Doorway to another life

Let us remember that forgiveness is the doorway to another life, not only for the one forgiven, but above all for the ONE who forgives. Matthew […]

September 11th: The blind leading the blind.

Guiding another requires the guide to be more advanced, better equipped and have a clearer vision of the road ahead. Luke 6: 39 – 42. Today’s […]

September 10th: Loving Commands from Jesus

You who are listening… Luke 6:27-38 Today, Jesus commands us to love, do good, bless, pray, give, be compassionate, grant pardon, do not judge or condemn.  […]

September 9th: The Road to Hell is Paved with Mamaguy

‘Christians are not celebrities; Jesus warns us to beware of the praise …’ Luke 6: 20-26 2020… Sigh. Barely two weeks have passed, and the world […]

September 8th: God with us

‘Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham’ Matthew 1: 1-16, 18-23  This gospel reading tells us of the genealogy of Jesus, Son of God, and […]

September 7th: Sabbath Observance

Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”And he did so and his hand was restored.   Luke 6: 6-11 In today’s Gospel passage Jesus […]

September 5th: Restorative Love-Corporal Works of Mercy

Yet the observation of Sabbath did not take precedence when Mercy demanded. Luke 6:1-5 The Sabbath existed since the creation of all things living, as God […]

September 4th: To fast or not to fast

Jesus is the bridegroom whose presence calls for celebration and feasting. Luke 5: 33 – 39. In response to the Pharisees and the scribes who complained […]

September 3rd: Listening to Jesus

I pray for obedience and trust. Luke 5: 1 – 11 I wish I could be like Simon. I believe in evidence. I don’t know how […]

September 2nd: Keeping in mind our missionary discipleship

She got up and waited on them. Luke 4:38-44 Our gospel reading today points us to several actions of Jesus. He was at the Synagogue. He […]

September 1st: We know who you are..

Desperately needed now more than ever is His example of unconditional love and mercy, inclusivity,  care and concern for the other.   Luke 4:31-37 More than […]

August 31st: Independence

He slipped through the crowd and walked away. Luke 4: 16 – 30 I recently saw a picture with a tall young man standing in a […]

August 30th: O No! Not so!

“Anyone who wants to save his life will lose it; anyone who loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 16: 21-27 “Heaven preserve […]

August 28th: Behold The Bridegroom

Christian waiting is alertness, anticipation and being ready to meet the Lord at a moment’s notice. Matthew 25: 1 – 13 Today’s parable is about waiting. No […]

August 27th: Keep Watch, Keep Awake

“Stay awake, then, for you do not know on what day your Lord  will come”.  Matthew 24 : 42-51 It is the wisdom of God that […]

August 26th: Living Authentically

Jesus addresses the scribes and pharisees in today’s gospel reading and points out their hypocrisy and double standards. They portray themselves as holy and devout yet […]

August 25th: Internal Cleansing

Blind Pharisee! Clean the inside of the cup first so that the outside also may be clean. Matt.23: 23-26 We are in a lockdown again, because […]

August 24th: Come and see

Our Archdiocese over the past few years has been emphasizing making disciples, people on mission, called to learn, experience, witness, share the Good News. Philip shows […]

August 21st: Beware reactionary behaviour.

In the face of hostility and anger, love teaches us to turn the other cheek, to say ‘I forgive you’. Matthew 22: 34 – 40 The […]

August 20th: The Chosen One

Many are called but few are chosen. Matthew 22: 1-14 Today’s Gospel passage reflects on being chosen. We are all called by God, but not forced. […]

August 19th: Jealousy and Envy

Harboring these feelings will only affect me. Matthew 20: 1 – 16 In the office where I work there is a saying, “The reward for good […]

August 18th: Letting go, detachment, humility

As good stewards of our wealth, we parents, teachers and people in authority have to learn the art of ‘letting go’ Matthew 19:23-30 During the early […]

August 17th: Real treasure

May our treasure be the “communion of the Holy Spirit” that brings joy and satisfies the hungry heart. Matthew 19:16-22 For the young man “eternal life” […]

August 16th: Open to all

All His children, good and bad, pure and impure alike may one day return to the Father’s House. Matthew 15: 21-28 Between God’s ‘chosen people’ and […]

August 15th: Raised on high

He has pulled down princes from their thrones and raised high the lowly. Luke 1:52 Recently I watched the huge trees in my backyard bob and […]

August 13th: Lord, How Often Shall I Forgive My Brother?

Jesus makes it clear that there is no limit to giving and receiving forgiveness.  Matthew 18:21-19:1 Does mercy overlook justice? Justice demands that everyone be given […]

August 14th: Looking for loopholes

God intended marriage to be a true commitment for life no matter the difficulties that may arise. Matthew 19: 3 – 12 The gospel passage reveals […]

August 12th: Dey like bacchanal

If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. Matthew 18:15-20 Lisa get me so vex! My […]

August 11th: To Enter the Kingdom of Heaven

Unless you change… Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 Today’s Gospel passage is a call to action – a call to ‘change’, to ‘become’ and to make yourself […]

August 10th: Die, or Live Trying

‘May we live our lives trying to die to ourselves just a little more each day…’ John 12:24-26 Emotional Intelligence is the current buzz in business […]

Aught 9th: Come to me over the water

Peter was better off to have dared to walk on water and had the opportunity to cry out ‘Lord save me!’ Matthew 14:22-33 When crossing a […]

August 8th: Because you have little faith

‘If your faith were the size of a mustard seed…’ Matthew 17: 14-20 Recently a friend of mine who was experiencing some problems asked me to […]

August 7th: In his footsteps

Those who renounce self, take up their cross and follow Jesus will live in God’s promise. Matthew 16: 24 – 28. Today’s passage is a challenge […]

August 6th: Mountain-top experiences have a price: Mission.

“It is wonderful for us to be here; let us build three tents.” Matthew 17:1-9 The annual two weeks at Liturgy School in those days on […]

August 5th: Even the dogs eat the crumbs

It was the emptying of herself that allowed the grace of the Holy Spirit to fill her with Faith. Mathew 15:21-28 I imagine the woman would […]

August 4th: Thank You Father

Thank You for taking pity on me. Matthew 9:35 – 10:1 Thank You Father for taking pity on me. You know I am harassed and helpless. […]

August 3rd: We must go to the other side

“Lord save Me.” Matthew: 14:22-36 Recently I was interviewing a 73 year old male and he said to me,  “Now that I am at this age, […]

August 2nd: Food for all

Only with sacrifice and compassion, in communion and solidarity will the bread of life be broken and shared by ALL. Matthew 14: 13-21 As every disciple […]

August 1st: Her wish, his command.

John’s disciples came and took the body and buried it; then they went off to tell Jesus. Matthew 14: 1-12 She was given the head of […]

July 31st: Not to be boxed in

God comes to us in unexpected ways. Matthew 13: 54 – 58 Jesus made such an impression on the people of his hometown they were amazed […]

July 30th: Love beyond measure

It is not the frightening prospect of weeping and grinding of teeth on that final shore that should influence life’s choices. Matthew 13: 47-52 The dragnet […]

July 29th: Today, let us seek to get it right!

“… Martha, Martha, he said ‘you worry and fret about so many things, and yet few are needed, indeed only one.  It is Mary who has […]

July 28th: The Righteous Will Shine like the Sun in the Father’s Kingdom

Reaping what we sow in this life Matthew 13:36-43 Are you quick to judge the faults of others? Jesus’ parable teaches us patience lest we judge […]

July 27th: Small Beginnings

“Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the […]

July 26th: Hidden treasures

When God Himself can’t come, He always sends someone to unwrap before our eyes the many gifts He scatters along the way. Matthew 13: 44-52 Not […]

July 25th: So, you want to be great!

“… whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave, …” Matthew 20:28 […]

July 24th: Equal opportunity

Jesus is giving everyone a chance to hear and bear fruit. Matthew 13: 18 – 23. Today’s parable is Jesus’ explanation of ‘The parable of the […]

July 23rd: See and see again, listen and listen again’

We have to be creative in our communication and teaching methods Matthew 13:10-17 The social teachings of the Church offer us many approaches to be effective […]

July 22nd: Go find the brothers.

Your God is reaching out and He wants you to go to families and tell them He lives and is risen from the dead. John 20:1-2; […]

July 21st: My Family

Who is my mother? Who are my brothers? Matthew 12:46-50 Jesus asked these questions which are at the core of Christian living. It is easy to […]

July 20th: Discerning God’s will

What more must I do? Matthew 12: 38 – 42 As I am meditating, I find myself guilty of being like the Pharisees, asking for a […]

July 18th: Hospitality at all costs.

“Many followed him and he cured them all.” Matthew 12: 14-21 Today’s gospel passage tells me about the person of Jesus. He knew himself and never […]

July 17th: A God of Mercy

Mercy is both canceling the punishment due for an offence and lifting up someone who is down. Matthew 12: 1 – 8. Today’s gospel speaks to […]

July 16th: ‘Ah never get weary yet’

Weariness weakens the soul, and a soul that is weak can’t give life to the body, can’t give light to the eyes, can’t give hope to […]

July 15th: Wise but clueless!

‘I bless you Father of heaven and earth for hiding these things from the wise and learned and revealing them to mere children.’ Matthew 11:25-27 Reflecting […]

July 14th: How would Jesus Judge us as a Nation?

And thou Capharnaum, shalt thou be exalted up to heaven? Matthew 11: 20-24 In this Sunday’s Gospel we heard Jesus, on the beach of Galilee, give […]

July 13th: We go fight eh

I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.  Matthew 10: 34 – 11:1  While the Black Lives Matter movement was taking wings all over […]

July 11th: Declare Yourself for Jesus

Do not be afraid of them…. Matthew 10:26-33 Jesus says do not be afraid of people who attack us and come against us. Often they come […]

July 10th: Sheep among wolves

The attitude with which missionaries must go out, is not in fear and suspicion but with trust in the God who sends them out. Matthew 10: […]

July 9th: Proclaim the Kingdom at Home

‘Jesus desires that we share the gifts and graces we receive with others…and charity begins at home.’ Matthew 10:7-15 Today’s Gospel presents ‘The Commissioning Part 2.’ […]

July 8th: Jesus summoned his twelve disciples

‘The kingdom of heaven is close at hand’ Matthew 10: 1-7 We notice in this passage in Matthew that Jesus is choosing his twelve disciples who […]

July 7th: WANTED: Shepherds and labourers

Clearly, here and now there is dire need for shepherds and labourers in the vineyard who will not only address spiritual needs but alleviate social ills. […]

July 6th: Take heart, your faith has made you well

Jesus gave hope where there seemed to be no human cause for it because his hope was directed to God. Matthew 9:18-26 Do you take your […]

July 4th: The New Normal

I am becoming a new person. Matthew 9: 14-17 I was not able to attend Mass in a Church building for many months due to COVID […]

July 3rd: My Lord and my God

Thomas was not on that occasion in the one place that could have nurtured and given life to his personal faith, which was the community. John […]

July 2nd: This man is blaspheming

“Courage child, your sins are forgiven” Matthew 9:1-8 This experience of Jesus with the Scribes and Pharisees remind me of the ongoing question of many Non-Catholics […]

July 1st: Request granted

They asked to be sent into the pigs and so they were, only to perish with them. Matthew 8 : 28-34 In this reading Jesus comes […]

June 30th: He is in the boat

“Save us Lord! We are going down.” Matthew 8: 23-27 Whenever I receive an email from my niece, her signature, “Smooth seas don’t make skillful sailors” […]

June 29th: Who do you say I am?

You are the Christ, he said “the Son of the Living God”. Matthew 16: 13 – 19 Truthfully, what answer would you have proffered?  Many of […]

June 28th: Looking forward and looking back

The disciple’s journey begins with an answer that comes from deep within Matthew 10: 37-42 It’s not who you are or where you are coming from; […]

June 27th: The Power of Asking with Faith

“Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed” Matthew 8:5-17 My […]

June 26th: Reaching out

Like Jesus, disciples must have the courage to show love and do the right thing when the time comes. Matthew 8: 1 – 4. Jesus completed […]

June 25th: True Followers of Christ

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is […]

June 24th: Mute but not deaf to God’s plan!

He asked for a tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” Luke 1:57-66,80 I know a woman who wanted to call her son “Emmanuel” in memory […]

June 23rd: Enter through the narrow gate’

The church retained its employees taking the narrow road of life-giving policies. Matthew 7:6, 12-14 The time of COVID lockdown revealed many holy treasures we have […]

June 22nd: Look in the Mirror

What does the Lord see? Matthew 7:1-5 Daily before us are the words: Racism, Racial inequality, Violence, Oppression. The world is deeply pained and is responding. […]

June 21st: Priceless in His eyes.

Let our voices  be heard from the housetops telling everyone of life’s greatest treasure: God’s love for us, a love that lasts forever.  Matthew 10: 26-33 Sometimes, Jesus reminds […]

June 20th: Intimacy with Jesus

“They went to look for him” Luke 2:41 – 52 When do we look for Jesus? Many times we do when we are in need of […]

June 19th: Sacred Heart of Jesus

“Come to me all you who labour and are over- burdened.” Matthew 11: 25 – 30. Jesus thanked the Father for hiding ‘these things’ from the […]

June 18th: Our Father

Your will be done. Matthew 6: 7 – 15 The ‘Our Father’ is my favourite prayer. It covers everything from daily needs, obedience to God’s will, […]

June 17th: Wearing masks

“The Father who sees all that is done in secret will reward you.” Matthew  6:1-6, 16-18 A lot of what we do is usually influenced by […]

June 16th: Prayer of Loving Kindness

Love your hater for 8.46 minutes and beyond. Matthew 5: 43- 48 Oh for the prayer of loving kindness! Pray with compassion and tender loving care […]

June 15th: Salvation, the right reason

‘If anyone hits you on the right cheek offer him the other as well.’ Matthew 5:38-42 In Today’s Gospel passage, Jesus commands us to ‘offer no […]

June 13th: Attitudes not Laws

Neither shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. Matthew 5:33-37 Today’s Gospel passage continues Matthew’s great Sermon on […]

June 12th: The challenge

Love that is genuine and sincere shows respect. Matthew 5: 27 – 32. The word for today is challenge. Jesus challenges us to see purity and […]

June 11th: No old bread eh!

This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like that which your ancestors ate John 6:51-58 The great lockdown of 2020 redefines Church, God […]

June 10th: Jesus Brings Change

Be touched, keep and teach… Matthew 5:17-19 Today’s Gospel invites us to appreciate that change is not necessarily an abandonment of our past or how we […]

June 9th: Shine, for God’s glory

‘There is no contradiction here; it is a matter of motivation.’ Matthew 5:13-16 Jesus tells his disciples “your light must shine in the sight of men, […]

June 8th: Happy the gentle

This is what he taught them’ Matthew 5: 1-12 This passage in Matthew is what is popularly known as The Beatitudes and can be considered the […]

June 7th: The Most Holy Trinity

“God is Family” John 3: 16-18 Journeying through the dark, Nicodemus came to Jesus, on a path from disbelief to life’s saving truth. We all follow […]

June 6th: The mighty mite

‘She in her poverty has put in everything she possessed, all she had to live on.’ Mark 12:38-44 They are not as uncommon as we sometimes […]

June 5th: A question of identity. 

Jesus is more than a descendant of David; He is Lord and Saviour. Mark 12: 35 – 37. As Jesus drew closer to the end of […]

June 4th: Encountering Christ

‘You are not far from the kingdom of God.’    Mark 12: 28-34 Jesus said the man was not far from the Kingdom because he realized that […]

June 3rd: You are mistaken

Some people feel they are smart. Mark 12 :18 – 27 Some people feel they are smart. They do not have a full understanding of a […]

June 2nd: There is a time and place for everything

‘Give back to Caesar what belongs to Caesar-and to God what belongs to God’. Mark 12:13-17 There are those who say that Christians should not be […]

June 1st: In good hands

Then to the disciple he said, ‘ This is your mother’. John 19:25-34 Being at someone’s  bedside as they are dying is never a nice experience. […]

May 27th: Assurance in turbulent times

” I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the Evil One.” John 16:11-19 In today’s […]

May 22nd: He is our All in all

The disciple’s assurance is God who endures beyond these fleeting things.  John 16: 20 – 23.  Today Jesus compares the enticement of the world with the […]

May 21st: Your sorrow will turn into joy

Do you know the joy of the Lord?  John 16:16-20 How does “weeping” and “rejoicing” go together? Jesus contrasts present sorrows with the future glory to […]

May 20th: Wanting to know

I pray I will always have the strength to do what God wants of me.  John 16: 12 – 15 I remember studying Freud forty years […]

May 19th: Moving on

 “It is for your own good that I am going.” John 16: 5-11 Saying goodbye is not ever easy; we often do not want others to […]

May 18th: And you must testify

The gift of the Spirit is for you to quietly fulfil your purpose amidst the difficult times. John 15:26-16:4 You have received the gift of the […]

May 17th: Instruments of His love

Those who love Jesus receive in return not only ‘his life’, but the Father’s unmeasured Love as well. John 14: 15-21 Love breeds loyalty, and like […]

May 16th: Making a choice

‘If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own.’ John 15:18-21 They killed Jesus, choosing Barrabas instead of Him, because of what He […]

May 15th: As Jesus Loves

Love would simply be a motive for us to reach out, to go beyond the limits and even if it comes to it, give our lives […]

May 14th: A Father’s Love

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.” John 15:9-17 One of the sad consequences of the ‘Coronavirus lockdown’ has been a spike […]

May 13th: De Vine People

“I am the vine; you are the branches.” John 15: 1- 8 One day  I was walking down St Vincent Street when I saw a parishioner […]

May 12th: His gift to us

My own peace I give you …. John 14:27-31 Jesus’ use of the word ‘bequeath’ signals that He is giving us a gift that is precious […]

May 11th: This Love Equals Obedience

‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word’ John 14:21-26 Obedience is hard for humans, especially Trinidadians it seems, a fact on woeful display during […]

May 8th: Always with us

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still and trust in me.” John 14: 1 – 6. This passage reflects the love and […]

May 6th: Light of Faith

“I have come as light into the world so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness”. John 12:44-50 Faith is the […]

April 30th: Bread for the Living

I am the living bread which has come down from heaven. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. John 6:44-51 “We need real food, […]

April 26th: We never walk alone

The God who walked alongside sits with us at table, a companion and friend; where hope returns and new journeys begin. Luke 24: 13-35 Without Jerusalem, […]

April 23rd: One with him

He who is born of the earth is earthly himself. John 3:31-36 At this time we have a great opportunity to reflect on the way we […]

April 25th: The Crucified Christ walks among us

And they went out and proclaimed the good news everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by the signs that accompanied it. […]

April 24th: All needs met

When we have Jesus in our lives, even though we may be in a lonely, deserted place, we have more than enough to sustain us. John […]

April 22nd: God loves the world

Who will believe? John 3:16-21 The world signifies all of humanity, the universe, earth. Today the world is in chaos. Why? The Word today says “God […]

April 21st: We are Easter people!

The Son of Man must be lifted up as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert. John 3:7-16 We are celebrating Easter, the risen Christ, […]

April 20th: Learning from Jesus

My secret love affair with Jesus. John 3 :1 -8 Nicodemus was attracted to Jesus and went to Him in secret. Like Nicodemus, I know Jesus […]

April 19th: Touching wounded believers

Through His suffering and death, God’s gifts of reconciliation, of peace and new life, were given to all. John 20: 19-31 Few Gospel passages describe more […]

April 17th: His abiding presence

Every time Jesus appeared to them, he gave them a comforting word.   John 21: 1 – 14.  The post-resurrection stories have one thing in common, […]

April 16th: Walk with me

They are secure in their houses, gathered around a little light, where love lives and communion happens.   Luke 24:35-48 While you walk, even with the […]

April 6th: Healing will come

“If My people that are called by My name will humble themselves…I will hear from Heaven and heal their land” John 12: 1 -11 Mary lowered […]

April 5th: The betrayal

Do you pray with confidence in the words Jesus gave us to pray: Do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil? Matthew 26:14-25 Why […]

April 4th: Sacrifice

It is better for one man to die for the people John 11: 45 – 56 Today’s gospel introduces one of the main focuses for Lent, […]

The truth will make you free

Why did the religious authorities reject Jesus’s offer of freedom, forgiveness, and new life in the kingdom of God? John 8:31-42  Do you know the joy, […]

April 3rd: Accused and condemned

More scandalous than their accusations of blasphemy was their inability to recognise good works and celebrate them. John 10: 31 – 42.  The Jews wanted to […]

April 2nd: The Word of God is Truth

If anyone keeps my word, he will never experience death  John 8:51-59 These words “if anyone keeps my word, he will never experience death”, was quite […]

March 31st: Deeply Concerning, Even Frightful, but Reassuring

“As Jesus spoke like this many believed in him”. John 8:21-30 Today’s gospel is unequivocally apparent as the world is besieged by COVID-19 a global pandemic […]

March 30th: Neither Do I Condemn You

Jesus pointed out the chief thing which her case required: the necessity of immediate breaking off from her sin. John 8: 1-11 In this passage we […]

March 29th: Counting on  His Word

In this moment of worldwide darkness and death, may His promise awaken belief, restore hope, bring the weak and fallen to their feet again.  John 11: […]

March 27th: In God’s time.

Jesus had to preserve his life for the day when he would give glory to God through his death on the cross. John 7: 1-2, 10, […]

March 26th: The Father’s Acceptance

“There is another who testifies in my favour, and I know that his testimony about me is true.” John 5: 31-47 In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus addresses […]

March 25th: Let us Listen as she did!

“Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” Luke 1:26-38 Today we interrupt Lent’s strictness to […]

March 24th: Do you want to be well again?

Neighbours call out to each other in this time of isolation and are rallying together. John  5:1-3,5-16 Many people live with ailments, physical and spiritual, for […]

March 23rd: Go Home!

Today the challenge is for us to examine our response to God: our obedience, our prayer, our faith, our love of neighbour. John 4:43-54 Like the […]

March 21st: Self righteousness: an obstacle to growth

Those who humble themselves will be exalted. Luke 18:9-14 Learning is a humbling activity. If our cup is full we cannot take any more. We need […]

March 20th: God, above all else

Genuine, wholehearted love of God inevitably leads to love for our neighbour. Mark 12: 28-34 When the scribe asked Jesus to name the greatest commandment he […]

March 19th: My Father’s House

I love to spend time in Churches outside of Mass time. Luke 2:41 – 51 I love to spend time in Church outside of Mass time. […]

March 18th: Herein lies greatness!

“But the man who keeps them and teaches them will be considered great in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5: 17-19 Almost all the things that […]

March 17th: Forgive from the heart

The burden of unforgiveness Matthew 18:21-35 Not forgiving is a heavy burden to carry. It may not be that you don’t want to; it is that […]