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

Wednesday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time

1 Kings 10:1-10, Psalm 37:5-6, 30-31, 39-40, & Mark 7:14-23



No one doubts the importance of wisdom, especially in our daily living and interaction with others. Even as a youngster, I was impressed with King Solomon in this story of the two women and how he determines who the child's mother is. In the first reading, God assures us that He does give the potential for power and knowledge to those who genuinely seek to be inspired by His wisdom.


The Psalm tells us, "Trust in Him, and He will act. He will make justice dawn for you like the light." What a beautiful phrase! It continues, "The mouth of the just man tells of wisdom, and his tongue utters what is right. The law of his God is in his heart, and His steps do not falter."


Today, we should continue to pray that our words and acts are honorable and just. May our prayers ask that we seek justice and truth and not let the actions or words of others harden our hearts into frustration or anger. We must remain humble and nurture our relationship with God, who we trust as we ask Him to guide us with wisdom and patience.


Question of the Day: How will you connect with our Lord and ask His help to make wise decisions for your life?


Prayer: "The mouth of the just murmurs wisdom." (Psalm 37)

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