Browsing the January 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

Browsing the January 2020 archive of Deacon Ernie's Reflections

1-26-2020 Sunday of the Word of God

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 1/27/20

I recently learned that back in September of 2019, Pope Francis published an apostolic letter titled: Aperuti Illis, establishing the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary time as: “Sunday of the Word of God.” In this letter he says: “The relationship between the Risen Lord, the community of believers and sacred ... Read More »

1-19-2020 Here I am Lord; I come to do your will!

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 1/18/20

Here I am Lord; I come to do your will.

In today’s excerpt from the prophet Isaiah, he shares with us an intimate detail of one of his encounters with God: “The Lord said to me: you are my servant.” Many years later referring to himself Jesus said: “the ... Read More »

1-12-2020 Baptism of Jesus

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 1/12/20

Baptism of Jesus

When I read scripture, I often wish that more information was available so as to leave out the guesswork. Take for example the 18 ‘hidden years’ of Jesus. Between the ages of 12 and 30, we don’t know anything about him. Consequently, we can only speculate ... Read More »

1-5-2020 The Epiphany of the Lord

Posted by Lenny Ricciardelli on 1/05/20

The Epiphany of the Lord

Epiphany takes its name from the Greek word, epiphania, which denotes the visit of a god to earth. For Christians, today’s feast recalls the adoration of Jesus by Gentile (non-Jewish) wise men (magi) from the East, emphasizing the fact that Jesus came as the anointed one ... Read More »