Daily Reading & Meditation

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (July 15)

“I have not come to bring peace, but a sword” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:34 – 11:1 34 “Do not think that I have come […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (July 13)

“Fear him who can destroy soul and body in hell” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:24-33 24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (July 12)

Sheep in the midst of wolves – wise and innocent Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:16-23 16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (July 11)

“Freely have you received – freely give” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:7-15 7 And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (July 10)

Jesus gives his disciples authority to heal and set free Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:1-7 1 And he called to him his twelve disciples and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (July 9)

“Never seen anything like this” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:32-38 32 As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him.33 And […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (July 8)

“Take heart, your faith has made you well” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:18-26 18 While he was thus speaking to them, behold, a ruler came […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (July 6)

“The day will come when they will fast” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:14-17 14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (July 5)

“I desire mercy – not sacrifice” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:9-13   9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (July 3)

“Do not be faithless – but believing” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 20:24-29  (alternate reading: Matthew 8:28-34) 24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (July 2)

“Why are you afraid, O men of little faith?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 8:23-27   23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (July 1)

“Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 8:18-22   18 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 29)

“You are the Christ – the Son of the living God” Author Don Schwager – Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19   (alternate reading: Matthew 8:5-17) 13 Now when Jesus came […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (June 28)

“Rejoice, I have found my sheep which was lost” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 15:3-7   (alternate reading: Matthew 8:1-4) 3 So he told them this parable: 4 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (June 27)

“The wise who built their house upon the rock” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 7:21-29 21 “Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ shall […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (June 26)

“You will know them by their fruits” author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 7:15-20 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (June 25)

“Do not throw your pearls before swine” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 7:6,12-14    6 “Do not give dogs what is holy; and do not throw your […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (June 24)

“The hand of the Lord was with him” author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:57-66,80  (alternate reading: Luke 1:5-17,or Matthew 7:1-5) 57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to be […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 22)

“Why are you anxious – seek first his kingdom” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 6:24-34 24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (June 21)

“Lay up treasure in heaven” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 6:19-23   19 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (June 20)

Your heavenly Father knows what you need Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 6:7-15 7 “And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (June 19)

When you pray, fast, and give alms Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (June 18)

Love your enemies and pray for them Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48 43 “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (June 17)

Do not return evil for evil author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 5:38-42 38 “You have heard that it was said, `An eye for an eye and a tooth for […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 15)

Let what you say be simply Yes or No Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 5:33-37   33 “Again you have heard that it was said to the men of old, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (June 14)

“If your eye causes you to sin” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 5:27-32   27 “You have heard that it was said, `You shall not commit adultery.’ […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (June 13)

Be reconciled to your brother Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 5:20-26 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (June 12)

Great are those who teach and obey the commandments Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 5:17-19 17 “Think not that I have come to abolish the law […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (June 11)

“The salt of the earth and light of the world” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 5:13-16 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (June 10)

Woman, behold, your son! Disciple, behold, your mother! Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 19:25-34   (alternate reading: Matthew 5:1-12) 25b Standing by the cross of Jesus were his […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 8)

The immensity of what Jesus has done for us Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 21:20-25  20 Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (June 7)

“Do you love Jesus more than these?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 21:15-19 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (June 6)

“May they become perfectly one” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 17:20-26 20 “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (June)

“Consecrated in God’s truth” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 17:11-19  11 And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (June 4)

“This is eternal life – to know the Father the only true God” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 17:1-11 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (June 3)

Peace in overcoming the world” Author Don Schwager: Scripture: John 16:29-33 29 His disciples said, “Ah, now you are speaking plainly, not in any figure! 30 Now […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 1)

“Ask in Jesus’ name, that your joy may be full” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 16:23-28 23 In that day you will ask nothing of me. […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (May 31)

“He who is mighty has done great things for me” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:39-56  (alternate reading: John 16:20-23)     39 In those days Mary arose and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (May 30)

“Your sorrow will turn into joy” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 16:16-20    [alternate reading for the Ascension of the Lord: Luke 24:46-53] 16 “A little while, and you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 29)

The Holy Spirit will guide you into all the truth Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 16:12-15 12 “I have yet many things to say to you, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (May 28)

“I will send the Counselor to you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 16:5-11   5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (May 25)

“You are not of the world” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:18-21 18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (May 24)

“I have called you friends” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:12-17 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (May 23)

“Abide in my love” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:9-11   9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. 10 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 22)

“Abide in me, and I in you” Scripture: John 15:1-8 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine dresser. 2 Every branch of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (May 21)

“My peace I give to you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:27-31 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (May 20)

“If you love me, keep my word” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:21-26   21 He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (May 18)

“Lord, show us the Father” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:7-14 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (May 17)

Do not let your hearts be troubled! Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:1-6 1 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (May 16)

“The one who receives me” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 13:16-20 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 15)

“Believe in me – that you may not remain in darkness” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 12:44-50   44 And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday – Feast of the Apostle Matthias (May 14)

Receive the fullness of God’s love and joy Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:9-17  (alternate reading: John 12:44-50) 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I […]

Daily Reading & Meditation Monday (May 13)

“I came that they may have life abundantly” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 10:1-10 1″Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (May 11)

“You have the words of everlasting life” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:60-69   60 Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, “This is a […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (May 10)

“He who eats this bread will live forever” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:52-59 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (May 9)

“If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:44-51 44 No one can come to me unless the Father […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 8)

“I will raise you up at the last day” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:35-40   35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (May 7)

“I am the bread of life” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:30-35 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (May 6)

Labor for the food which endures to eternal life Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:22-29 22 On the next day the people who remained on the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (May 4)

Saturday (May 4): Jesus said: “It is I – do not be afraid” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:16-21   16 When evening came, his disciples went […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (May 3)

“Lord, show us the Father” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:6-14  (alternate reading: John 6:1-15) 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way , and the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (May 2)

“He who believes in the Son has eternal life” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 3:31-36 31 He who comes from above is above all; he who […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 1)

“God so loved the world that he gave us his only Son” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 3:16-21 16 For God so loved the world that […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (April 30)

“You must be born anew” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 3:7-15   7 Do not marvel that I said to you, `You must be born anew.’ 8 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (April 23)

“I have seen the Lord!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 20:11-18 11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (April 22)

News of the resurrection Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 28:8-15 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Good Friday (April 19)

“It is finished” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 19:17-30  ( for fuller passage see: John 18:1-19:42) “So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Holy Thursday (April 18)

Jesus’ supreme humility and unfailing love Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 13:1-15  (alternate reading for Holy Thursday chrism liturgy: Luke 4:16-21) 1 Now before the feast of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (April 17)

The tragedy of the betrayal Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Matthew 26:14-25 14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (April 16)

Betrayal and faltering loyalty to Jesus Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 13:21-33,36-38 21 When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (April 15)

Extravagant love for Jesus Author Don Schwager– Gospel Reading: John 12:1-11 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (April 13)

They took counsel how to put him to death Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 11:45-56   45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday: (April 12)

“I am the Son of God” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 10:31-42 31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday: (April 11)

“Before Abraham was, I am” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 8:51-59 51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday: (April 9)

“When you have lifted up the Son of man” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 8:21-30 21 Again he said to them, “I go away, and you will seek […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday: (April 8)

“Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 8:12-20   12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (April 6)

Reaction to Jesus’ words Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 7:40-53 40 When they heard these words, some of the people said, “This is really the prophet.” 41 Others […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (April 5)

His hour had not yet come Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 1 After this Jesus went about in Galilee; he would not go about in […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (April 4)

The Father’s witness to Jesus Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 5:31-47  31 If I bear witness to myself, my testimony is not true; 32 there is another who bears witness […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (April 3)

“My Father is working still, and I am working” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 5:17-30 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working still, and I am […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (April 2)

“Walk and sin no more” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 5:1-16 1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (April 1)

Jesus – the divine physician Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 4:43-54 43 After the two days he departed to Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified that a prophet […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (March 30)

“God, be merciful to me a sinner!” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 18:9-14   9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (March 29)

“You are not far from the kingdom of God” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Mark 12:28-34 28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (March 28)

“God’s kingdom has come upon you” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Luke 11:14-23 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was dumb; when the demon had gone […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (March 27)

“Whoever relaxes one of the commandments “ Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:17-19 17 “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (March 26)

“How often shall I forgive?” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 18:21-35   21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (March 23)

“Father, I have sinned against heaven and you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 15:1-3,11-32     1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (March 22)

The stone which the builders rejected Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 21:33-46     33 “Hear another parable. There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (March 21)

Lazarus was carried to Abraham’s bosom Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 16:19-31 19 “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (March 20)

Can you drink Christ’s cup? Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 20:17-28   17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (March 19)

Joseph did as the angel commanded him Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24   (alternate reading: Matthew 23:1-12) 16 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (March 18)

Be merciful as your Father is merciful Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 6:36-38   36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.37 “Judge not, and you will not […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (March 16)

Love and pray for your enemies Author Don Schwager –Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:43-48 43 “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (March 15)

Do not be angry, be reconciled Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:20-26 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (March 14)

Ask and you will receive from your Father in heaven Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 7:7-12   7 “Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (March 13)

The sign of Jonah for an evil generation Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 11:29-32 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation is an […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (March 12)

Your heavenly Father knows what you need Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 6:7-15 7 “And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do; for […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (March 11)

 Eternal life versus eternal punishment Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 25:31-46 31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (March 7)

Gospel Reading: Luke 9:22-25 – “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third  day be raised.” And he said to all, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?

Daily Reading & Meditation: Ash Wednesday (March 6)

When you pray, fast, and give alms Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (March 5)

“We have left everything and followed you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 10:28-31 28 Peter began to say to him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (March 4)

“Give – and you will have treasure in heaven” Author Don Schwager  – Scripture: Mark 10:17-27     17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (March 2)

“Receive the kingdom of God like a child” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 10:13-16 13 And they were bringing children to him, that he might touch them; and the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (March 1)

What God has joined together Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 10:1-12 1 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (February 28)

“If your hand or eye causes you to sin” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 9:41-50 41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (March 27)

“Whoever relaxes one of the commandments “ Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:17-19 17 “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (February 26)

“Who is the greatest in God’s kingdom?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 9:30-37 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have any […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (February 25)

“All things are possible to him who believes” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 9:14-29 14 And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd about them, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (February 23)

“This is My Son, the Beloved – Listen to Him!” Author Don Schwager –Gospel Reading: Mark 9:2-13 2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (February 22)

Author Don Schwager – For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the powers of death shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth  shall be loosed in heaven.”

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (February 21)

“Who do you say that Jesus is?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 8:27-33 27 And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (February 20)

“The blind man was restored and saw everything clearly” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 8:22-26 22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (February 19)

“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod” Author Don Schwager –Scripture:  Mark 8:14-21 14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread; and they had only one loaf […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (February 18)

“No sign shall be given to this generation” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 8:11-13 11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (February 16)

Jesus alone can satisfy our hunger for God Scripture:  Mark 8:1-10 1 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (February 15)

“He has done all things well” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 7:31-37 31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went through Sidon to the Sea of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (February 14)

“The demon has left your daughter” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 7:24-30 24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (February 13)

“Out of the heart come evil thoughts” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 7:14-23 14 And he called the people to him again, and said to them, “Hear me, all […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (February 12)

“Rejecting the commandments of God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 7:1-13 1 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (February 11)

“Many were made well” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 6:53-56 53 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. 54 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (February 9)

“Come away and rest a while” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 6:30-34 30 The apostles returned to Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (February 8)

Herod’s guilty conscience Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 6:14-29  14 King Herod heard of it; for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the baptizer has been raised […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (February 7)

Jesus gave them authority over sickness and unclean spirits Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 6:7-13   7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send them out […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (February 6)

 Jesus marveled because of their unbelief Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 6:1-6 1 He went away from there and came to his own country; and his disciples followed him. […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (February 5)

The woman who took heart in Jesus Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 5:21-43      21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (February 4)

“Tell them  how much the Lord has done for you” author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 5:1-20        1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (February 2)

“The favor of God was upon him” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 2:22-40  (alternate reading: Mark 4:26-34)     22 And when the time came for their purification according to the law […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (February 1)

What the kingdom of God is like Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 4:26-34 26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (January 31)

Living in the light of God’s truth and wisdom Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 4:21-25   21 And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (January 30)

Jesus taught people using parables Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 4:1-20        1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (January 29)

“Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 3:31-35 31 And his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside they […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (January 28)

Jesus frees us from Satan’s power Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 3:22-30   22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul, and by […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (January 26)

“People were saying of Jesus, ‘He is beside himself’ “ Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 3:19b, 20-21    Then he went home; 20 and the crowd came together again, so […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle (January 25)

“Go into all the world and preach the Gospel” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 16:15-18   (alternate reading: Mark 3:13-19) 15 And he said to them, “Go into all the world and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (January 24)

All pressed upon Jesus to touch him Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 3:7-12 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (January 23)

“Is it lawful… to save life or to kill?” Scripture: Mark 3:1-6 1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who had a withered […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (January 22)

“The Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 2:23-28 23 One Sabbath he was going through the grain fields; and as they made […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (January 21)

“Fasting or feasting?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 2:18-22 18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (January 19)

“Many sinners were sitting with Jesus” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 2:13-17 13 He went out again beside the sea; and all the crowd gathered about him, and he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (January 18)

“We never saw anything like this!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 2:1-12 1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at […]

Daily Reading and Meditation: Thursday (January 17)

The Lord Jesus can make me clean Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 1:40-45 40 And a leper came to him beseeching him, and kneeling said to him, “If you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (January 16)

Jesus healed many who were sick Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 1:29-39 29 And immediately he left the synagogue, and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (January 15)

Jesus taught with authority Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 1:21-28 21 And they went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 And […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (January 14)

“The kingdom of God is at hand” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 1:14-20 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (January 12)

“This joy of mine is now full” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 3:22-30 22 After this Jesus and his disciples went into the land of Judea; there he remained […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (January 11)

“Lord, you can make me clean” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 5:12-16 12 While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy; and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (January 10)

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 4:14-22 14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and a report […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (January 9)

“Take heart, it is I; have no fear” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 6:45-52 45 Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (January 8)

“They all ate and were satisfied” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 6:34-44   34 As he went ashore he saw a great throng, and he had compassion on them, because […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 7)

“Do you believe?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 9:27-31  27 And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (December 5)

“This is the LORD – we have waited for him” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 15:29-37    29 And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (January 4)

“We have found the Messiah!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:35-42 35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; 36 and he looked at […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (January 3)

“Behold the Lamb of God!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:29-34   29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (January 2)

Christ stands among you Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:19-28 19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 31)

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:1-18 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (January 29)

“Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 3:31-35 31 And his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside they […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 28)

“Rachel weeping for her children” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 2:13-18 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (December 27)

John saw the Word of God made flesh and believed Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 20:1a, 2-8 1a Now on the first day of the week 2 [Mary Magdelan] […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (December 26) 

“The one who endures to the end will be saved” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:17-22 17 Beware of men; for they will deliver you up to councils, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 24)

Nothing is impossible with God Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:67-79  (Christmas vigil reading: Matthew 1:1-25) 67 And his father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (December 22)

Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name. 50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation. 51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away. 54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, 55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 21)

Joyful Anticipation of the Messiah Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:39-45   39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (December 20)

“Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:26-38    26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (December 19)

“Many will rejoice at his birth” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:5-25     5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (December 18)

“He will save his people from their sins” author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 17)

“The genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (December 15)

“Elijah must first come” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 17:9a,10-13   9a And as they were coming down the mountain 10 the disciples asked him, “Then why do the scribes […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 14)

The Lord will lead you in the way you should go Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 11:16-19   16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It is like […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (December 13)

“He is Elijah who is to come” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 11:11-15   Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (December 12)

“Come to me and I will give you rest” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30  (alternate reading: Luke 1:26-38 and Revelation 12:1-6) 28 Come to me, all who labor and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (December 11)

God carries us in his bosom Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 18:12-14    12 What do you think?  If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 10)

“Your God will come and save you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 5:17-26   17 On one of those days, as he was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (December 8)

“For with God nothing will be impossible” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:26-38   (alternate reading: Matthew 9:35-10:1,6-8) 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 7)

“Do you believe?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 9:27-31  27 And as Jesus passed on from there, two blind men followed him, crying aloud, “Have mercy on us, Son […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (December 6)

“Who shall enter the kingdom of heaven?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 7:21,24-27 21 “Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (December 5)

“This is the LORD – we have waited for him” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 15:29-37    29 And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (December 4)

“Blessed are the eyes which see what you see!” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 10:21-24 21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 3)

“Many will sit at table in the kingdom of heaven” author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:5-11   5 As he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (December 1)

“Lest your hearts be weighed down” Author Don Schwager- Scripture: Luke 21:34-36    34 “But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday – Feast of the Apostle Andrew (November 30)

“I will make you fishers of people” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 4:18-22  (alternate reading: Luke 21:29-33) 18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (November 29)

“The Son of man is coming with great glory” Author Don Schwager  Scripture quotations from Common Bible: Revised Stand  Scripture: Luke 21:20-28   20 “But when you see Jerusalem […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (November 28)

“Not a hair of your head will perish” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 21:12-19 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (November 27)

“Take heed that you are not led astray” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 21:5-11 5 And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (November 26)

“She put in all that she had” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 21:1-4 1 He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (November 24)

“All live to him” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 20:27-40     27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who say that there is no resurrection, 28 and they […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (November 21)

 “They did not want me to reign over them” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 19:11-28 11 As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (November 20)

“Zacchaeus received Jesus joyfully” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 19:1-10 1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (November 19)

“What do you want me to do for you?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 18:35-43 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (November 17)

“Always pray and do not lose heart” Scripture:  Luke 18:1-8 1 And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (November 16)

“One will be taken and the other left” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 17:26-37 26 As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (November 15)

The coming of Christ’s kingdom Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 17:20-25 20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, “The kingdom […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (November 14)

“He fell at Jesus’ feet giving thanks” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 17:11-19   11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (November 13)

“We have only done our duty” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 17:7-10 7 “Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (November 12)

“Lord Jesus increase our faith” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 17:1-6   1 And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come; but […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (November 10)

“Who will entrust to you the true riches?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 16:9-15   9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (November 9)

“Zeal for the Father’s house” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 2:13-22  (alternate reading: Luke 16:1-8) 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (November 8)

Sinners were drawn to Jesus Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 15:1-10   1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him.2 And the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (November 7)

The true cost of discipleship Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 14:25-33 25 Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them, 26 “If any […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (November 6)

“Invitation to the King’s banquet table” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 14:15-24 15 When one of those who sat at table with him heard this, he said […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (November 5)

“You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 14:12-14 12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (November 3)

“Every one who exalts himself will be humbled” Scripture: Luke 14:1, 7-11  1 One sabbath when he went to dine at the house of a ruler who […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (November 2)

Eternal life versus eternal punishment Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 25:31-46   (alternate reading: Luke 14:1-6) 31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (November 1)

“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven”

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (October 31)

Do not risk being shut out Author Don Schwager – Scripture:   Luke 13:22-30   22 He went on his way through towns and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (October 30)

“What God’s kingdom is like” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 13:18-21  18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (October 29)

“Freedom from bondage for eighteen years” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 13:10-17    10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 And […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (October 27)

“Unless you repent – you will perish”  Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 13:1-9  1 There were some present at that very time who told him of the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (October 26)

Heed the warning signs before it is too late Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 12:54-59 54 He also said to the multitudes, “When you see a cloud […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (October 25)

“I came to cast fire upon the earth”  author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 12:49-53 49 “I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (October 24)

“Be ready to answer – the Lord draws near” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 12:39-48 39 But know this, that if the householder had known at what […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (October 23)

“When the Master knocks – open at once” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 12:35-38 35 “Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning, 36 and be like men […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (October 22)

Storing up true riches Scripture:  Luke 12:13-21 13 One of the multitude said to him, “Teacher, bid my brother divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (October 20)

“The Holy Spirit will teach you what to say” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 12:8-12  8 “And I tell you, every one who acknowledges me before men, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (October 19)

“Do not fear those who kill the body” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 12:1-7   1 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (October 18)

“The kingdom of God has come near to you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 10:1-9  (alternate reading: Luke 11:42-46) 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (October 17)

“You load burdens hard to bear” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 11:42-46   42 “But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (October 16)

What makes the heart clean and holy? Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 11:37-41 37 While he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; so […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (October 15)

“This is an evil generation – it seeks a sign” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 11:29-32 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (October 13)

“Hear the word of God and keep it” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 11:27-28 27 As he said this, a woman in the crowd raised her voice […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (October 12)

“If it is by the finger of God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 11:15-26 15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (October 11)

“How much more will the heavenly Father give!”  Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 11:5-13 5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (October 10)

“Lord, teach us to pray” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 11:1-4 1 He was praying in a certain place, and when he ceased, one of his disciples […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (October 9)

“You are anxious – one thing is needful” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 38 Now as they went on their way, he entered a village; and a woman named Martha […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (October 8)

“Go and do likewise” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 10:25-37 25 And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (October 6)

“Your names are written in heaven” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 10:17-24 17 The seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (October 5)

“He who hears you hears me” Author Don Schwager –Scripture: Luke 10:13-16   13 “Woe to you, Chorazin! woe to you, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works done in […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (October 4)

“The kingdom of God has come near to you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 10:1-12   1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (October 3)

“Fit for the kingdom of God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 9:57-62  57 As they were going along the road, a man said to him, “I will […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (October 2)

“Their angels behold the Father in heaven”  Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 18:1-5, 10  (alternate reading: Luke 9:51-56) 1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (October 1)

“Jesus perceived the thought of their hearts” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 9:46-50   46 And an argument arose among them as to which of them was the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (September 29)

“You will see the angels of God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:47-51  (alternate reading: Luke 9:43-45) 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, “Behold, an […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (September 27)

Suppressing truth to ease a guilty conscience Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 9:7-9 7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done, and he was […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (September 26)

“Jesus gave them authority over all demons and diseases” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 9:1-6 1 And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (September 25)

 “Hear the word of God and do it” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 8:19-21 19 Then his mother and his brothers came to him, but they could […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (September 24)

“Every secret shall come to light” Scripture: Luke 8:16-18    16 “No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (September 22)

“He who has ears to hear, let him hear” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 8:4-15 4 And when a great crowd came together and people from town […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (September 21)

“I desire mercy – not sacrifice” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:9-13  (alternate reading: Luke 8:1-8) 9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (September 18)

“The Lord had compassion on her” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 7:11-17   11 Soon afterward he went to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (September 17)

“Say the word – be healed” Scripture:  Luke 7:1-10   1 After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Capernaum. 2 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (September 15)

“Standing by the cross of Jesus” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 19:25-27   (alternate reading: Luke 6:39-42) But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s […]

Daily Reading and Meditation: Friday (September 14)

“So must the Son of Man be lifted up” Author Don Schwager – Gospel reading: John 3:13-17  (alternate reading: Luke 6:39-42) 13 (Jesus answered) “No one has ascended into heaven […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (September 13)

“Do good to those who hate you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 6:27-38    27 “But I say to you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (September 12)

“Blessed are you poor – yours is the kingdom of God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 6:20-26 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (September 11)

Jesus chose twelve apostles Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 6:12-19   12 In these days he went out to the mountain to pray; and all night he continued […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (September 10)

“Is it lawful to save life or to destroy it?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 6:6-11   6 On another Sabbath, when he entered the synagogue and taught, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (September 7)

The unity of the new and the old Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 5:33-39   33 And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (September 6)

“You will catch people for the kingdom of God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 1 While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (September 5)

“He laid his hands on every one and healed them” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 4:38-44 38 And he arose and left the synagogue, and entered Simon’s […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (September 4)

“His word was with authority and power” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 4:31-37 31 And he went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee. And he was […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (September 1)

“The master will settle his account with them” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 25:14-30   14 “For it will be as when a man going on a journey […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (August 31)

The foolish will miss heaven’s wedding feast Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 25:1-13   1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (August 30)

Are you ready to meet the Lord? Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 24:42-51 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know on what day your Lord is […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (August 29)

“Herod feared John – a righteous and holy man” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 6:17-29  (alternate reading: Matthew 23:27-32) 17 For Herod had sent and seized John, and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (August 28)

Do not neglect justice, mercy and faith Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 23:23-26   23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you tithe mint and dill […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (August 27)

Do not close the door to God’s kingdom Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 23:13-22   13 “But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you shut the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (August 25)

“Whoever humbles oneself will be exalted” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 23:1-12 1 Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and […]

Saint of the Day for August 25: St. Louis IX of France (April 25, 1214 – Aug. 25, 1270)

By Franciscan Media Saint Louis of France’s Story – At his coronation as king of France, Louis IX bound himself by oath to behave as God’s anointed, as […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (August 24)

“Come and see” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:45-51  (alternate reading: Matthew 22:34-40) 45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (August 22)

“Do you begrudge my generosity?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 20:1-16 1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who went out early in the morning to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (August 21)

Who can enter the kingdom of heaven? Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 19:23-30 23 And Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly, I say to you, it will be hard […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Sunday (August 19)

“He who eats this bread will live forever” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:51-58 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any […]

Daily Reading & Meditation Friday (August 17): “What God has joined together”Scripture:  Matthew 19:3-12   3 And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (August 16)

“Lord, how often shall I forgive my brother?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 18:21-19:1 21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (August 15)

“He who is mighty has done great things for me” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:39-56   (alternate readings: Luke 11:27-28, Matthew 18:15-20)     39 In those days Mary arose and went […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (August 14)

“Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14   1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (August 13)

“Not to give offense” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 17:22-27   22 As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of man is to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (August 11)

“Nothing will  be impossible to you” author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 17:14-20 14 And when they came to the crowd, a man came up to him and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (August 10)

“If it dies, it bears much fruit” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 12:24-26   (alternate reading: Matthew 16:24-28) 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (August 9)

“You are the Christ – the Son of the living God” Author Don Schwager – Gospel: Matthew 16:13-19   13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (August 8)

“Great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 15:21-28 21 And Jesus went away from there and withdrew […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (August 7) “It is I – Have No fear”

“It is I – have no fear” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 14:22-36   22 Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (August 6)

Listen to my beloved Son Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Mark 9:2-10  [alternate reading: Matthew 14:13-21] 2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (August 4)

Herod’s reaction to John the Baptist Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 14:1-12 1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard about the fame of Jesus; 2 and he said […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (August 3)

“They took offense at Jesus” author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 13:54-58   54 and coming to his own country he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (July 2)

“Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 8:18-22   18 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (August 1)

“Joy in finding hidden treasure and pearl of great price” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 13:44-46 44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (July 31)

 “The righteous will shine like the sun in the Father’s kingdom” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 13:36-43   36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (July 30)

What the kingdom of heaven is like Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 13:31-35   31 Another parable he put before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (July 28)

Guarding the good seed of God’s word in our heart Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 13:24-30   24 Another parable he put before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (July 27)

“Whoever hears the word and understands it” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 13:18-23   18 “Hear then the parable of the sower. 19 When any one hears the word of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (July 26)

“Many longed to hear what you hear” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 13:10-17 10 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Why do you speak to them in […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (July 25)

“Not to be served but to serve” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 20:20-28  (alternate reading: Matthew 13:1-9) 20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came up […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (July 24)

Who are my brothers and sisters? Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 12:46-50   46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (July 23)

“An adulterous generation seeks for a sign” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 12:38-42 38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (July 21)

Until Jesus brings justice to victory Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 12:14-21  14 But the Pharisees went out and took counsel against him, how to destroy him. […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (July 20)

“I desire mercy and not sacrifice” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 12:1-8 1 At that time Jesus went through the grain fields on the Sabbath; his disciples […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (July 19)

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 11:28-30 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (July 18)

“Heavenly things revealed to infants” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 11:25-27 25 At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (July 17)

“Will you be exalted to heaven?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 11:20-24 20 Then he began to upbraid the cities where most of his mighty works had […]

Daily Reading & Meditation Monday (July 16)

“I have not come to bring peace, but a sword” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:34 – 11:1 34 “Do not think that I have come to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (July 14)

“Fear him who can destroy soul and body in hell” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:24-33 24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (July 13)

Sheep in the midst of wolves – wise and innocent Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:16-23 16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (July 12)

“Freely have you received – freely give” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:7-15 7 And preach as you go, saying, `The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (July 11)

Jesus gives his disciples authority to heal and set free Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 10:1-7 1 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (July 10)

“Never seen anything like this”  Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:32-38 32 As they were going away, behold, a dumb demoniac was brought to him.33 And when […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (July 9)

“Take heart, your faith has made you well” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:18-26 18 While he was thus speaking to them, behold, a ruler came in […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (July 7)

“The day will come when they will fast” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:14-17 14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (July 6)

“I desire mercy – not sacrifice” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:9-13   9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (July 5)

“Take heart – your sins are forgiven” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 9:1-8   1 And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. 2 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (July 3)

“Do not be faithless – but believing” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 20:24-29  (alternate reading: Matthew 8:23-27) 24 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, called the Twin, was […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (July 2)

“Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go” Scripture: Matthew 8:18-22   18 Now when Jesus saw great crowds around him, he gave orders to go over to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 30)

“Say the word and my servant will be healed” Scripture:  Matthew 8:5-17    5 As he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him 6 and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (June 20)

When you pray, fast, and give alms Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by them; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (June 19)

Love your enemies and pray for them Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48 43 “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (June 18)

Do not return evil for evil  Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 5:38-42 38 “You have heard that it was said, `An eye for an eye and a […]

12 Things to Know If You’re Going to Mass for the First Time

By Mr. Bob Sullivan, Those Catholic Men – In order to help our non-Catholic family, friends, and acquaintances feel more welcome and comfortable in our churches, here are a few “need to know” tips you can share with them as you drive to the church. First of all, the most likely occasions for non-Catholics to be in our churches are for sacraments and funerals. But with each of these, we still celebrate the Mass….

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 16)

Let what you say be simply Yes or No Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 5:33-37   33 “Again you have heard that it was said to the men of old, `You […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (June 15)

“If your eye causes you to sin” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 5:27-32   27 “You have heard that it was said, `You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (June 14)

Be reconciled to your brother Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 5:20-26 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (June 13)

Great are those who teach and obey the commandments Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 5:17-19 17 “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (June 12)

“The salt of the earth and light of the world” Scripture:  Matthew 5:13-16 13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (June 11)

“Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12a   1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 9)

“His mother kept all these things in her heart” Scripture: Luke 2:41-52   (alternate reading: Mark 12:38-44) 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (June 8)

“They shall look on him whom they have pierced” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  John 19:31-37  (alternate reading: Mark 12:35-37) 31 Since it was the day of Preparation, in […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (June 7)

“Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength“ Author Don Schwager, www.dailyscripture.net Scripture: Mark 12:28-34 28 And one of the scribes came up and heard […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (June 6)

“You  know neither the scriptures nor the power of God“ Author Don Schwager, www.dailyscripture.net Scripture: Mark 12:18-27 18 And Sadducees came to him, who say that there is […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (June 5)

“Give to God what belongs to God” Author Don Schwager, source:  www.dailyscripture.net Scripture: Mark 12:13-17   13 And they sent to him some of the Pharisees and some of the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (June 4)

“They will respect my beloved Son” Author Don Schwager – Gospel reading: Mark 12:1-12 1 And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (June 2)

“Who gave you this authority?”  Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 11:27-33 27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (June 1)

“Have faith in God” author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 11:11-26        11 And he entered Jerusalem, and went into the temple; and when he had looked round […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 31)

“He who is mighty has done great things for me” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:39-45  (alternate reading: Mark 10:46-52)     39 In those days Mary arose and went […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 30)

“Are you able to drink the cup that I drink?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 10:32-45 32 And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus […]

Daily Reading & Meditation Tuesday (May 29)

“We have left everything and followed you” Scripture: Mark 10:28-31 28 Peter began to say to him, “Behold, we have left everything and followed you.” 29 Jesus […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (May 26)

“Receive the kingdom of God like a child” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 10:13-16 13 And they were bringing children to him, that he might touch them; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (May 25)

What God has joined together Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 10:1-12 1 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (May 24)

“If your hand or eye causes you to sin” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 9:41-50 41 For truly, I say to you, whoever gives you a cup […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 23)

“Any one who does a mighty work in my name” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 9:38-40   38 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw a man casting […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (May 22)

“Who is the greatest in God’s kingdom?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 9:30-37 30 They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And he would not have […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (May 21)

Woman, behold, your son! Disciple, behold, your mother! Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 19:25-34   (alternate reading: Mark 9:14-29) 25b Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:   Saturday (May 19)

The immensity of what Jesus has done for us Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 21:20-25  20 Peter turned and saw following them the disciple whom Jesus loved, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (May 18)

“Do you love Jesus more than these?” Scripture: John 21:15-19 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (May 17)

“May they become perfectly one” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 17:20-26 20 “I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Wednesday (May 16)

“Consecrated in God’s truth” Scripture: John 17:11-19  11 And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (May 15)

“This is eternal life – to know the Father the only true God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 17:1-11 1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday – Feast of the Apostle Matthias (May 14)

Receive the fullness of God’s love and joy Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:9-17  (alternate reading: John 16:29-33) 9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (May 11)

“Your sorrow will turn into joy” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 16:20-23 20 Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (May 10)

“Your sorrow will turn into joy” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 16:16-20    [alternate reading for the Ascension of the Lord: Mark 16:15-20] 16 “A little while, and you will […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 9)

The Holy Spirit will guide you into all the truth Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 16:12-15 12 “I have yet many things to say to you, but […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (May 8)

“I will send the Counselor to you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 16:5-11   5 But now I am going to him who sent me; yet none of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (May 7)

“When the Counselor comes, the Spirit of truth” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:26-16:4 26 But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (May 5)

“You are not of the world” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:18-21 18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (May 4)

 “I have called you friends” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:12-17 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (May 3)

“Lord, show us the Father” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:6-14  (alternate reading: John 15:9-11) 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way , and the truth, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (May 2)

“Abide in me, and I in you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 15:1-8 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine dresser. 2 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (May 1)

“My peace I give to you” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:27-31 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (April 30)

If you love me, keep my word” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:21-26   21 He who has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (April 28)

“Lord, show us the Father” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:7-14 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also; henceforth you know […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (April 27)

Do not let your hearts be troubled! Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 14:1-6 1 “Let not your hearts be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me. […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (April 26)

“The one who receives me” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 13:16-20 16 Truly, truly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (April 25)

“Go and preach the Gospel to the whole creation” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 16:15-20  [alternate reading: John 12:44-50] 15 And he said to them, “Go into all […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (April 24)

“My sheep hear my voice” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 10:22-30 22 It was the feast of the Dedication at Jerusalem; 23 it was winter, and Jesus […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (April 23)

“I came that they may have life abundantly” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 10:1-10 1″Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (April 21)

“You have the words of everlasting life” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:60-69   60 Many of his disciples, when they heard it, said, “This is a hard […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (April 20)

“He who eats this bread will live forever” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:52-59 52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (April 19)

“If anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:44-51 44 No one can come to me unless the Father […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (April 18)

“I will raise you up at the last day” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:35-40   35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (April 17)

“I am the bread of life” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:30-35 30 So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (April 16)

Labor for the food which endures to eternal life Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:22-29 22 On the next day the people who remained on the other […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (April 14)

Jesus said”It is I – do not be afraid” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:16-21   16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (April 13)

The miraculous sign of Jesus Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 6:1-15 1 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (April 12)

“He who believes in the Son has eternal life” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 3:31-36 31 He who comes from above is above all; he who is […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Wednesday (April 11)

“God so loved the world that he gave us his only Son” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 3:16-21 16 For God so loved the world that he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (April 10)

“You must be born anew” author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 3:7-15   7 Do not marvel that I said to you, `You must be born anew.’ 8 The […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (April 9)

“You have found favor with God” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:26-38  (alternate reading: John 3:1-8) 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (April 7)

“Go and preach the Gospel to the whole creation” Scripture: Mark 16:9-15 9 Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (April 6)

“Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 21:1-14 1 After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (April 5)

Jesus opened their minds to understand the Scriptures Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 24:35-48 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (April 4)

“Did not our hearts burn while he opened to us the Scriptures” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 24:13-35   13 That very day two of them were going […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (April 3)

“I have seen the Lord!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 20:11-18 11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (April 2)

News of the resurrection author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 28:8-15 8 So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Holy Saturday (March 31)

“They laid him in a rock-hewn tomb”  Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Luke 23:50-56  [reading for the Easter Vigil: Mark 16:1-7] 50 Now there was a man named Joseph […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Good Friday (March 30)

“It is finished” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 19:17-30  ( for fuller passage see: John 18:1-19:42) “So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Holy Thursday (March 29)

Jesus’ supreme humility and unfailing love Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 13:1-15  (alternate reading for Holy Thursday chrism liturgy: Luke 4:16-21) 1 Now before the feast of the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (March 28)

The tragedy of the betrayal Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Matthew 26:14-25 14 Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (March 27)

Betrayal and faltering loyalty to Jesus Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 13:21-33,36-38 21 When Jesus had thus spoken, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, “Truly, truly, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (March 26)

Extravagant love for Jesus Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 12:1-11 1 Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (March 24)

They took counsel how to put him to death Author Don Schwager,  www.dailyscripture.net Gospel Reading:  John 11:45-56   45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday: (March 23)

“I am the Son of God” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 10:31-42 31 The Jews took up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday: (March 22)

“Before Abraham was, I am” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 8:51-59 51 Truly, truly, I say to you, if any one keeps my word, he will […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (March 21)

“The truth will make you free” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 8:31-42  31 Jesus then said to the Jews who had believed in him, “If you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (March 20)

 “When you have lifted up the Son of man” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 8:21-30 21 Again he said to them, “I go away, and you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (March 14)

“My Father is working still, and I am working” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: John 5:17-30 17 But Jesus answered them, “My Father is working still, and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (March 13)

“Walk and sin no more” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 5:1-16 1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (March 12)

Jesus – the divine physician Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  John 4:43-54 43 After the two days he departed to Galilee. 44 For Jesus himself testified that […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (March 10)

“God, be merciful to me a sinner!” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 18:9-14   9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (March 9)

“You are not far from the kingdom of God” author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Mark 12:28-34 28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (March 8)

“God’s kingdom has come upon you” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Luke 11:14-23 14 Now he was casting out a demon that was dumb; when the demon […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Wednesday (March 7)

“Whoever relaxes one of the commandments “ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:17-19 17 “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (March 6)

“How often shall I forgive?” Gospel Reading:  Matthew 18:21-35   21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (March 5)

Jesus’ power to heal and cleanse Gospel Reading:  Luke 4:24-30   24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his own […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (March 3)

“Father, I have sinned against heaven and you” Scripture:  Luke 15:1-3,11-32 1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (March 2)

The stone which the builders rejected Author Don SchwagerGospel Reading:  Matthew 21:33-46 33 “Hear another parable. There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (March 1)

Lazarus was carried to Abraham’s bosom Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 16:19-31 19 “There was a rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (February 28)

Can you drink Christ’s cup? Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 20:17-28   17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (February 27)

Whoever humbles oneself will be exalted Author Don Schwager 0 Gospel Reading:  Matthew 23:1-12 1 Then said Jesus to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (February 26)

Be merciful as your Father is merciful Gospel Reading:  Luke 6:36-38   36 Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful.37 “Judge not, and you will not be […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (February 24)

Love and pray for your enemies Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:43-48 43 “You have heard that it was said, `You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (February 23)

Do not be angry, be reconciled Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:20-26 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (February 22)

Ask and you will receive from your Father in heaven author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 7:7-12  (alternate reading for the Chair of Peter: Matthew 16:13-19) 7 “Ask, and it […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Wednesday (February 21)

The sign of Jonah for an evil generation Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 11:29-32 29 When the crowds were increasing, he began to say, “This generation […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (February 20)

Your heavenly Father knows what you need Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 6:7-15 7 “And in praying do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (February 19)

Eternal life versus eternal punishment Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 25:31-46 31 “When the Son of man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (February 17)

Jesus calls sinners to follow him author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:   Luke 5:27-32 7 After this he went out, and saw a tax collector, named Levi, sitting […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (February 16)

Fasting for the kingdom of God Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 9:14-15 14 Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (February 15)

Take up your cross daily and follow Christ Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Luke 9:22-25 22 “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Ash Wednesday (February 14)

When you pray, fast, and give alms Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 1 “Beware of practicing your piety before men in order to be seen by […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (February 13)

“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 8:14-21 14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread; and they had only […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (February 12)

“No sign shall be given to this generation” Scripture:  Mark 8:11-13 11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (February 10)

 Jesus alone can satisfy our hunger for God Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 8:1-10 1 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (February 9)

“He has done all things well” Scripture:  Mark 7:31-37 31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (February 8)

“The demon has left your daughter” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 7:24-30 24 And from there he arose and went away to the region of Tyre and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (February 7)

“Out of the heart come evil thoughts” Scripture:  Mark 7:14-23 14 And he called the people to him again, and said to them, “Hear me, all of  […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (February 6)

“Rejecting the commandments of God” Scripture:  Mark 7:1-13 1 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (February 5)

“Many were made well” author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 6:53-56 53 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (February 3)

“Come away and rest a while” Scripture:  Mark 6:30-34 30 The apostles returned to Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 And […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (February 2)

 “The favor of God was upon him” Scripture: Luke 2:22-40  (alternate reading: Mark 6:14-29)     22 And when the time came for their purification according to the law of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (February 1)

Jesus gave them authority over sickness and unclean spirits Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 6:7-13   7 And he called to him the twelve, and began to send […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Wednesday (January 31)

Jesus marveled because of their unbelief Scripture:  Mark 6:1-6 1 He went away from there and came to his own country; and his disciples followed him. 2 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (January 30)

The woman who took heart in Jesus Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 5:21-43 21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (January 29)

“Tell them  how much the Lord has done for you” Scripture:  Mark 5:1-20   1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (January 27)

“Why are you afraid?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Mark 4:35-41  35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Friday (January 26)

What the kingdom of God is like Scripture:  Mark 4:26-34 26 And he said, “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed upon the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Wednesday (January 24)

Jesus taught people using parables Scripture:  Mark 4:1-20        1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him so […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (January 23)

“Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister” Scripture:  Mark 3:31-35 31 And his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside they sent […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (January 22)

Jesus frees us from Satan’s power Author Don Schwager – Scripture quotations from Common Bible: Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 197 Scripture:  Mark 3:22-30   22 And the […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (January 20)

“People were saying of Jesus, ‘He is beside himself’ “ Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 3:19b, 20-21    Then he went home; 20 and the crowd came together again, so […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (January 19)

“Jesus appointed twelve to be with him“ Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 3:13-19 13 And he went up on the mountain, and called to him those whom he desired; […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (January 18)

All pressed upon Jesus to touch him Scripture: Mark 3:7-12 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed; also […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (January 17)

“Is it lawful… to save life or to kill?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 3:1-6 1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there who […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (January 16)

“The Son of man is Lord of the Sabbath” Scripture: Mark 2:23-28 23 One Sabbath he was going through the grain fields; and as they made their […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (January 15)

“Fasting or feasting?” Scripture: Mark 2:18-22 18 Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (January 13)

“Many sinners were sitting with Jesus” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 2:13-17 13 He went out again beside the sea; and all the crowd gathered about him, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (January 12)

“We never saw anything like this!” Scripture: Mark 2:1-12 1 And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. […]

Daily Reading and Meditation: Thursday (January 11)

The Lord Jesus can make me clean Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 1:40-45 40 And a leper came to him begging him, and kneeling said to him, “If you […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (January 10)

Jesus healed many who were sick Author Don SchwagerScripture: Mark 1:29-39 29 And immediately he left the synagogue, and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (January 9)

Jesus taught with authority Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 1:21-288 21 And they went into Capernaum; and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (January 8)

The Spirit descends upon the Father’s beloved Son Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 1:7-11   7 And he [John the Baptist] preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (January 6)

The Spirit descends upon the Father’s beloved Son Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Mark 1:7-11  [alternate readings: Luke 3:23-38, or Matthew 2:1-12 for the Feast of Epiphany] 7 And he [John the Baptist] preached, saying, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (January 5)

“Come and see” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:43-51   43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (January 4)

“We have found the Messiah!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:35-42 35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples; 36 and he looked at […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (January 3)

“Behold the Lamb of God!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:29-34   29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (January 2)

Christ stands among you Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 1:19-28 19 And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (December 23)

“What then will this child be?”  Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:57-66 57 Now the time came for Elizabeth to be delivered, and she gave birth to a son. […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 22)

Joyful Expectation of the Messiah Scripture: Luke 1:46-56 46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (December 21)

Joyful Anticipation of the Messiah Scripture: Luke 1:39-45   39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (December 20)

“Hail, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:26-38   (alternate reading from the common lectionary: John 7:40-52) 26 In the sixth month the angel […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (December 19)

“Many will rejoice at his birth” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:5-25     5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 18)

“He will save his people from their sins”  Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (December 16)

“Elijah must first come” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 17:9a,10-13   9a And as they were coming down the mountain 10 the disciples asked him, “Then why do […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 15)

The Lord will lead you in the way you should go Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 11:16-19   16 “But to what shall I compare this generation? It […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (December 14)

 “He is Elijah who is to come” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 11:11-15   Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (December 13)

 “Come to me and I will give you rest” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30 28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Sunday (November 12)

The foolish will miss heaven’s wedding feast Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Matthew 25:1-13   1 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 11)

“Your God will come and save you” Scripture: Luke 5:17-26   17 On one of those days, as he was teaching, there were Pharisees and teachers of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (December 9)

“The kingdom of heaven is at hand” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 9:35-10:1,6-8 9:35 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 8)

“For with God nothing will be impossible” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 1:26-38   (alternate reading: Matthew 9:27-31) 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (December 7)

 “Who shall enter the kingdom of heaven?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Matthew 7:21,24-27 21 “Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (December 6)

“This is the LORD – we have waited for him” Scripture: Matthew 15:29-37    29 And Jesus went on from there and passed along the Sea of Galilee. […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (December 5)

“Blessed are the eyes which see what you see!” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading:  Luke 10:21-24 21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (December 4)

“Many will sit at table in the kingdom of heaven” Author Don Schwager – Gospel Reading: Matthew 8:5-11 5 As he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (December 2)

“Lest your hearts be weighed down” Scripture: Luke 21:34-36    34 “But take heed to yourselves lest your hearts be weighed down with dissipation and drunkenness and cares […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (December 1)

“My words will not pass away” Scripture: Luke 21:29-33 29 And he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees; 30 as […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday – Feast of the Apostle Andrew (November 30)

“I will make you fishers of people” Scripture: Matthew 4:18-22  (alternate reading: Luke 21:20-28) 18 As he walked by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon who […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (November 29)

“Not a hair of your head will perish” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 21:12-19 12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (November 28)

“Take heed that you are not led astray” Scripture: Luke 21:5-11 5 And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Tuesday (November 21)

“Zacchaeus received Jesus joyfully” Scripture:  Luke 19:1-10 1 He entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Monday (November 20)

“What do you want me to do for you?” Scripture:  Luke 18:35-43 35 As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Saturday (November 18)

“Always pray and do not lose heart” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 18:1-8 1 And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (November 17)

“One will be taken and the other left” author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 17:26-37 26 As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in […]

Daily Reading & Meditation:  Thursday (November 16)

The coming of Christ’s kingdom Scripture:  Luke 17:20-25 20 Being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, he answered them, “The kingdom of […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (November 15)

“He fell at Jesus’ feet giving thanks” Scripture:  Luke 17:11-19   11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (November 14)

 “We have only done our duty” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 17:7-10 7 “Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (November 13)

“Lord Jesus increase our faith” Author Don Schwager – Scripture:  Luke 17:1-6   1 And he said to his disciples, “Temptations to sin are sure to come; but woe […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Saturday (November 11)

  “Who will entrust to you the true riches?” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 16:9-15   9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Friday (November 10)

The necessity of prudent foresight Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 16:1-8 1 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a steward, and […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Thursday (November 9)

“Zeal for the Father’s house” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: John 2:13-22  (alternate reading: Luke 15:1-10) 13 The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Wednesday (November 8)

The true cost of discipleship Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 14:25-33 25 Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them, 26 “If any […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Tuesday (November 7)

“Invitation to the King’s banquet table” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 14:15-24 15 When one of those who sat at table with him heard this, he said to […]

Daily Reading & Meditation: Monday (November 6)

“You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just” Author Don Schwager – Scripture: Luke 14:12-14   12 He said also to the man who had invited him, […]