RISE, Daily Reflection: Unjustly Condemning Jesus

Friday, April 6th, 2019 READ: Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said, “This is truly the Prophet.” Others said, “This is the Christ.” But others said, “The Christ will not come from Galilee, will he? Does not Scripture say...

RISE, Daily Reflection: Their Wickedness Blinded Them

Friday, April 5th, 2019 READ: The wicked said among themselves,  thinking not aright: “Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our...

RISE, Daily Reflection: I testify on my own behalf

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 READ: Jesus said to the Jews: “If I testify on my own behalf, my testimony is not true. But there is another who testifies on my behalf, and I know that the testimony he gives on my behalf is true. You sent emissaries to John, and he...

From Darkness to Light: A Review of Unplanned

By Michael Arthur Vacca, Esq, CMF CURO This weekend the powerful movie Unplanned was released in theaters nationwide, surprising many with a strong opening. Unplanned tells the true story of what happened to Abby Johnson, a former clinic director of Planned Parenthood...

RISE, Daily Reflection: God’s Love For Us

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 READ: Thus says the LORD: In a time of favor I answer you, on the day of salvation I help you; and I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people, To restore the land and allot the desolate heritages, Saying to the prisoners: Come...

RISE, Daily Reflection: Take it up and walk

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 READ: There was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep Gate a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. One man was...

RISE Daily Reflection: New Heavens and a New Earth

Monday, April 1st, 2019 READ: Thus says the LORD: Lo, I am about to create new heavens and a new earth; The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind. Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create; For I create Jerusalem to...

RISE, Daily Reflection: He was lost and has been found

Sunday, March 31st, 2019 READ: Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So to them Jesus addressed this parable: “A man had two sons,...

RISE, Daily Reflection: Pharisee vs. Tax Collector

Saturday, March 30th, 2019 READ: Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.”Two people went up to the temple area to pray;one was a Pharisee and the other was a tax collector.The Pharisee took...

RISE, Daily Reflection: The Greatest of These

Friday, March 29th, 2019 READ: One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him,”Which is the first of all the commandments?”Jesus replied, “The first is this :Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all...