Reflection: John 10:11

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“I am the good shepherd.” (John 10:11)


Jesus is truth, strength, and protection. Under his care, faith sanctifies frailty; hope overcomes darkness; charity provides shelter.

Today’s Intention

Lord, be my shepherd today and always.

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 31: Matthew 1:20

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“Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.” (Matthew 1:20)


We know little about St. Joseph, the husband of Mary. What we do know, however, is a blessing.

The descendent of a human king obediently humbled himself for the glory of the divine King. He fasted from fear to serve his family courageously. He was a righteous man, a man of prayer. When it meant the most, he trusted in his faith to protect his family from peril and, indirectly, us from the sting of death.

Today’s Intention

Lord, you give us St. Joseph as an example of righteousness, obedience, and courage. May we, who are responsible for others’ care, enjoy the same graces of humility, fortitude, and charity from the Holy Spirit as we near the end of the Lenten season and beyond.

St. Joseph, pray for us.

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 28: Psalm 46:8

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“The Lord of hosts is with us;

our stronghold is the God of Jacob.” (Psalm 46:8)


Lent is a door into the divine fortress of God’s kingdom. A place where we find the strength to face our problems with faith, hope, and charity.

Life is both joy and pain. At times, it feels like suffering has the upper hand. It can be easy to be discouraged when our prayers appear unanswered by God; our almsgiving goes unappreciated; we are unable to fast as we intended. Yet, it is on those occasions that we must stay put within the walls of His protection.

Today’s Intention:

You are our refuge, O God. Help us to remain always within the stronghold of your love.

Peace and Goodness

Lenten Reflection Day 27: Amos 5:14

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“Seek good and not evil,

that you may live;

Then indeed the Lord, the God of hosts,

will be with you as you claim.” (Amos 5:14)


We cannot claim the Lord as our God when our faith does not match our actions. Lent is a training season to live-out our claim that God is with us. We do that with words, deeds, and sacrifices pleasing to God and edifying others.

Today’s Intention

Help us this Lent, O Lord, to seek good in ourselves, others, and the world.

Peace and Goodness