Browsing the 2021 archive of Lenten Reflections

Happy Easter!!!

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 4/03/21

Happy Easter!!!

At Easter we encounter the empty tomb with Mary Magdalene, John the beloved disciple and Peter. We encounter the empty tomb and ask, 'What does it mean for my own life?' Does Jesus rising from the dead impact me? As I see the empty tomb in the ... Read More »

Expectant Waiting

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 4/03/21

"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and I hope for his word. My soul looks for the Lord more than sentinels for daybreak. More than sentinels for daybreak, let Israel hope in the Lord, For with the Lord is mercy, with him is plenteous redemption, And he will ... Read More »

Entering Sorrow & Sadness

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 4/02/21

Entering Sorrow & Sadness - Good Friday

We call today Good Friday. Hopefully we reflect on why we call today Good. After all today is the day that God, in the human flesh died. The effect of our sin in the world is on full display, betrayal, abandonment, denial, ... Read More »

Divine Mystery

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 4/01/21

Divine Mystery - Holy Thursday

One main thought for today is the notion of mystery when we speak of theology. By Mystery we mean that it is something that cannot be fully intellectually grasped or exhausted, that there is always more that can be said or learned. This sense ... Read More »

Trust in Darkness

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/31/21

"For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor although he was rich, so that by his poverty you might become rich." - 2 Corinthians 8:9

Prayer: Lord, may we trust in You in all circumstances, that in good or ... Read More »


Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/30/21

"I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus." - Philippians 1:6

Prayer: Lord, may I turn to You in my every need and every circumstance, that I may not depart from ... Read More »

Peace & Unrest

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/29/21

Peace & Unrest

Today I wanted to share with you a reflection that I wrote during my first Holy Week as a priest:

Holy Week Monday

The gospel today is a delight to the imagination. Imagine with me for a moment the scene that John gives to us today. ... Read More »

Grace Through the Light of the Cross

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/28/21

"For since in the wisdom of God the world did not come to know God through wisdom, it was the will of God through the foolishness of the proclamation to save those who have faith. For Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling ... Read More »

Misplaced Fear

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/27/21

"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

Prayer: Lord, my God, help me to be attentive to the movements of my ... Read More »

Who Fights For You

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/26/21

"I love you, O LORD, my strength, O LORD, my rock, my fortress, my deliverer. My God, my rock of refuge, my shield, the horn of my salvation, my stronghold! Praised be the LORD, I exclaim, and I am safe from my enemies." - Psalm 18:2-3

Prayer: Lord God, thank ... Read More »