Kargador at Dawn

Kargador at Dawn
Work in the Vineyard

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion (B)

Short Reflection for Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (B)

Readings: Isaiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2: 6-11; Mark 14: 1 - 15: 47

Selected Passage:  “Those passing by reviled him, shaking their heads and saying: ‘Aha! You would destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save yourself by coming down from the cross’. Likewise, the chief priests, with the scribes, mocked him among themselves and said, ‘he saved others; he cannot save himself. Let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross that we may see and believe’.” (Mark 15: 29-32)

Reflection:  The crucified Christ is the powerful symbol of God’s love - ‘greater love than this no one has… to give one’s own life for his friends’. Jesus calls us his friends and we are ransomed from our sins by his blood. The ‘Suffering Servant of Yahweh’ embraced all sufferings unto death that all creation may have life and life to the full.  Thus in our sufferings, sins, trials and difficulties, we look at the one exalted in the Cross to receive life and healing.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

5th Sunday in Lent (B)

Short Reflection for the 5th Week of Lent (B)

Readings: Jeremiah 31: 33-34; Hebrew 5: 7-9; John 12: 20-33

Gospel Passage: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” (Jn. 12: 24)

Short Reflection: In the coming days, the mystery of “falling and dying” and “producing much fruit” will unfold in that event of Jesus’s dying for us and rising from the dead.  We, too,  are invited to enter into this mystery through our own experiences of dying to sin, selfishness, and ‘littleness’… only to rise with Jesus in the new life of his Resurrection.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

4th Sunday in Lent (B)

Short Reflection for the 4th Sunday of Lent (B)

Readings: 1 Chronicles 36: 14-16. 19-24: Ephesians 2: 4-10; John 3: 14-21

Selected Passage: “And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil.  For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.” (Jn. 3: 19-20)

Short Reflection: Lent is a special season to LOOK at the VERDICT on our own life.  The verdict is NOT based on words and utterance but by our deeds and our witness that give either life or death.  Life is from God while death is from the evil one!  www.badlaiyya.blogspot.com 

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

3rd Sunday of Lent (B)

Short Reflection for the 3rd Sunday of Lent (B)

Readings: Exodus 20: 1-17; 1 Corinthians 1: 22-25; John 2: 13-25

Selected Passage: “Jesus said, "Take these out of here, and stop making my Father's house a marketplace." (Jn.2: 16)

Reflection: Lent is a special season to cleanse our life of the many “merchandise” that has made God’s abode in us a MARKETPLACE. Grace, Blessings and the Kingdom of God are not commodities for sale. They are God’s free and generous gifts to us!