Browsing Lenten Reflections

Bitterness of Heart

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/05/21

"My wounds are foul and festering, the result of my own folly. I am bowed and brought to my knees, I go mourning all the day long. ... O Lord, you know all my longing: my groans are not hidden from you. My heart throbs, my strength is spent; ... Read More »

The Human Heart

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/04/21

“More tortuous than all else is the human heart, beyond remedy; who can understand it? I, the LORD, alone probe the mind and test the heart.” - Jeremiah 17:9-10 

Prayer: Lord, You alone know my heart, it’s depths, its riches, what I am capable of, and You also know my wounds, my sins, the tainted inclinations that I ... Read More »

Love & Serve

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/03/21

“No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” - John 15:13 

Prayer: (Beginning from St. Augustine’s Confessions) “Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it ... Read More »

Purify My Heart

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/02/21

“O Lord, You search me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up;     You discern my thoughts and reflections from afar.” - Psalm 139:1-2 

“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, so that the genuineness of your faith, ... Read More »

Be Merciful

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 3/01/21

“Justice, O Lord, is on your side; we are shamefaced even to this day. … But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness!” -Daniel 9:7a & 9

Prayer: Lord, how Your mercy and its depths confound us. We constantly go after those things we think will help ... Read More »

Glory to Glory

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 2/28/21

"All of us, gazing with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord who is the Spirit." - 2 Corinthians 3:18

Prayer: Lord, You strengthen and steady us with Your presence, grant that seeing ... Read More »

Hearken to His Voice

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 2/27/21

**Reflection based on readings for Saturday Daily Mass, readings for Mass can be found here at USCCB website.**

“But you, O Lord, are close: your commands are truth. Long have I known that your will is established forever.” - Psalm 119:151-152 

Prayer: Lord, You are ever near to those ... Read More »

Truly Righteous

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 2/26/21

"O wash me more and more from my guilt and cleanse me from my sin." - Psalm 51:4

Prayer: Lord, I thank You that I am Your child, that you are patient with me as I grow, that You increase me in strength, virtue, and right sentiments. Open up ... Read More »

"How Much More"

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 2/25/21

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,” - Luke 1:46 

Prayer: Lord, we marvel at Your goodness, which is beyond measure. Help us to see and understand the marvel of Your ways, how You seek to speak to, and enliven the hearts of men. ... Read More »

Deep Repentance

Posted by Father Jeremy Bock on 2/24/21

"A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will take out of your flesh the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.  And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in ... Read More »