Kargador at Dawn

Kargador at Dawn
Work in the Vineyard

Thursday, July 30, 2015

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Short Reflection for the 18th Sunday in the Ordinary Time (B)

Readings: Exodus 16: 2-4. 12-15; Ephesians 4: 17. 20-24; John 6: 24-35

Selected Passage: “Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.”  (John 6: 27)

Reflection: Do we toil for the food that endures? God is the ONLY one that can fulfill our longings. He gives us Jesus Christ - the Bread of Life - on whom God has set his seal.   And now what is God’s seal on our work and life…?  Visit: www.badaliyya.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Short Reflection for the 17th Sunday in the Ordinary Time (B)

Readings: 2 Kings 4: 42-44; Ephesians 4: 1-6; John 6: 1-15

Selected Passage: “A large crowd followed Jesus, because they saw the signs he was performing on the sick.”  (John 6: 2)

Reflection: Do people, likewise, see the signs we are performing in the name of Jesus on the poor, the migrants and the excluded in the way we live and minister? Jesus fed a large crowd with five barley loaves and two fish - all they can eat and with surplus.  We can perform the same signs if we share the bounty of God’s gifts with those in need. Visit: www.badaliyya.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 16, 2015

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Short Reflection for the 16th Sunday in the Ordinary Time (B)

Readings: Jeremiah 23: 1-6; Ephesians 2: 13-18; Mark 6: 30-34

Selected Passage:  “When Jesus disembarked and saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.”  (Mark 6: 34)

Meditation: Jesus’ challenge to us, today, is to do likewise, that is, to have compassion for the people we are sent to minister.  In the midst of uncertainties and and insecurities, the real pastors accompany the sheep and stay with them…

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B)

Short Reflection for the 15th Sunday of the Ordinary Time (B)

Readings: Amos 7: 12-15; Ephesians 1: 3-14; Mark 6: 7-13

Selected Gospel Passage: “He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick - no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic.”  (Mark 6: 8-9)

Reflection: Jesus’ instruction to his disciples continues to challenge us both in our life style and ministry. This is a call to a simple life-style! Yet, we have perfected the art of giving ourselves comfort, privileges and entitlements in carrying the mission entrusted to us. Beware!