with The God Minute


Blessed are they who Mourn. Javier reflects on the value of expressing our sorrow and loss. Society tells us otherwise- to hold in your emotions, accept them, overcome them. But, without expressing that mourn…why?

SCRIPTURE
Matthew 5: 4

MUSIC
– Light My Way by
– Along the Way by


How resilient are you?  Everyone of us experience moments in our life where we are challenged, broken, hurt or just feel the darkness overwhelming us.  How resilient are we to come through these moments?  When we walk with Christ no amount of suffering has the power to exclude our joy.

SCRIPTURE
2 Corinthians 4: 8 – 11
(Psalm 10)

GOD MOMENT
“Jesus I trust in you.”

MUSIC
Pange Lingua
Be Still and Know – Margaret Rizza


A common theme throughout Scipture–throughout the spiritual life– is that of NEW LIFE! The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross has given us the promise of abundance and “aliveness” in all that we do. As we hear in today’s psalm (and the reference to Ezekiel) another image is that of Dry Bones being breathed on (the Holy Spirit) and then coming to life! Javier explains….

SCRIPTURE
Psalm 15: 30

MUSIC
– What a Friend we Have in Jesus
– Raein by Olafur Arnalds


Do you notice how we have made everything in life so complex?  Simplicity of words and clarity of meaning can make a difference in understanding the truth and simplify our lives to better understand the love of God.

“Simplicity must be held in great esteem by those who profess to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.”           – St. Vincent de Paul 

SCRIPTURE
John 14: 23
(Psalm 36)

GOD MOMENT
Today let me simplify my life by focusing on Jesus.

MUSIC
“Tis A Gift To Be Simple”.  – Richard Irwin


Do the current trends in life grab your attention?  Are you captured by the latest and greatest things the world of Fashion, entertainment or technology have to offer?  In the passage we hear today, the Apostle John encourages and invites us to stay focused on the things that are eternal as opposed to the passing things of this world.

SCRIPTURE
 1John 2: 7 (Psalm 22)

GOD MOMENT
Focus on the things that will last

MUSIC
“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”
“All Creatures of Our God and King”


MATTHEW 24: 42

What sits on the front burner of your life? What commands your attention and influences your thoughts and actions? The message of Jesus is the invitation for us to place our heavenly Father in that space. To keep watch for His presence and love that is with us throughout our day. Javier explains it well in today’s reflection….

GOD MOMENT
Are you aware that God is with you? Right now as your read this?!

MUSIC
– How Can I Keep From Singing?


PROVERBS 21: 2

We all like to think the way we think and choose is the right way. And maybe it is. But our scripture today tells us God weighs, not our thinking or ways…but that which lies in our heart. It is the sanctuary of conscience. Such a truth can be both comforting at times… but also quite challenging!

MUSIC

  • “Rorate Sanctus” by TYhe Cistercian Monks of Stift Heilgenkreuz
  • Benedictus by Jenkins

We hear the phrase, “Brothers and Sisters” used a lot in worship and prayer. It is meant to convey a sweeping inclusion of all people. But does it? Javier helps us broaden our perspective to appreciate the full impact of today’s scripture.

Music: Love Devine All Loves Excelling


MUSIC
“Veni Jesus Amor Mi”
Let Us Break Bread Together”

SCRIPTURE
Psalm 145 – “The Hand of the Lord Feeds Us.”
Feeding the Hungry