Most Holy Trinity

Pastors Reflection For Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time – June 25th, 2023 

Lectio Divina for The Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Read the following Scripture two or three times:


Matthew 10:26-33


Jesus said to the Twelve: “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that

will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered,

proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;

rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold

for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the

hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone

who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies

me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father.”



After the reading, take some time to reflect in silence on or more of the following questions:


What word or words in this passage caught your attention?

What in this passage comforted you?

– What in this passage challenged you?



Read the Scripture again, followed by this reflection:

What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?


Fear no one.

What do I fear?

How do my fears inhibit my following God’s will for me?


You are worth more than many sparrows.

How do I show that my life is a gift from God?

How do I demonstrate respect for my dignity and that of others?


Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.

How have I given witness to ny faith in God? How does my way of living reflect what I believe?


After a period of silent reflection recite the Lord’s Prayer.



Living the Word This Week


How can I make my life a gift for others in charity?


Share  your faith by taking some action that supports the dignity of all human beings: write to a

legislator, feed the homeless, support women in crisis pregnancies, etc.