Reflections and Perspectives

Welcome! Reflections, Testimonials, and Perspectives for St. Mary Magdalen are offered by our priests, deacons, parishioners, and others as guest writers. We will offer a Sunday Reflection as well as other topics. 

We are very grateful to Deacon Anthony Cincotta, who has offered to share his daily reflections with us for the past year and a half. Deacon Anthony is retiring from his writings of daily reflections, and we wish him our love and warm wishes in his new endeavors. 

  • Deacon Anthony Cincotta

Thursday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time

Memorial Feast: Saint Angela Merici (1474-+1540)—Religious, Patron Saint of Sickness, Handicapped, Loss of Parents, Courage, Strength, and Determination


2 Samuel 7:18-19. 24-29, Psalm 132:1-5, 11-14, & Mark 4:21-25



In today's Gospel record, Jesus uses metaphors as He asks His disciples, "Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket or under a bed, and not be placed on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden except to be made visible; nothing is secret except to come to light."

His point is simple—There is nothing secret that will not come to the light.


Jesus uses the image of the lamp and light to describe who the disciples will be to the world. They are to be a light for the world. Our Lord also calls each of us to be a light in our world. Many of the ways we strive to do this may seem insignificant; however, even small rays of sunshine still light up the world.


Our world needs sunshine and hope. Today, I invite you to share some sunlight with the people you encounter and notice how others share their light with you.


Question of the Day: How will you let your light shine on others today?


Prayer: "A lamp to my feet in your world, light to my path. Alleluia, alleluia."

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