Daily Mass: Receiving Christ like a little child. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord confronts the bickering of the disciples with counter examples of selfless service and a little child.  As we offer our lives for the Lord, may we do so with a sincere and genuine transparency.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 7th Week of the Year


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The Holy Trinity: A mystery of communion

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Study:  Reflect on the strongest relationships in our lives.  What qualities and characteristics are present?

Pray:  Ask the Lord for the guidance to see where we can build and renew our relationships.

Serve:  Are there people around us that we need to forgive or assist?  What steps can we take right now to start this process?

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

One God…Three Persons.

That’s the Trinity, and when you get right down to it, this central mystery of the Christian faith is just that – mystery.  I have heard and used many images as illustrations to aid in understanding the Trinity:

  • Shamrock – one leaf, three petals
  • Water – one substance, three states (solid, liquid, gas)
  • Numbers – one meaning, many languages (five, cinque, etc…)

These examples (and many like them) try to get at the notion of how something can be the same and different at the same time.  How unity and diversity can be present at the same time; how the individual and the communal are manifested simultaneously.

It’s a mystery.

And at the heart of the mystery we have a communion of Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit – a revelation that God comes to us in communion and invites us to be communion with others.   We are not alone!  God (in communion) invites us into this communion to create communion with one another.

Where do we find communion in our lives?  Some obvious places:

  • Home & Family
  • Work
  • School
  • Neighborhood

You get the idea.  Wherever two or more are present, the opportunity for communion is possible.  The point: How strong is the communion we have have with God and one another?  How united are we in faith, hope, and love?

May we reflect on the current state of our relationships today and renew them, allowing the grace of God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – to bless the communion we have with those around us.


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Trinity, Andrei Rublev; 1411-1427 (est.), Tempera, 142 cm x 114 cm, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Pentecost: Come Holy Spirit! Catholic Inspiration

The Holy Spirit transforms the Lord’s disciples, empowering them in the face of adversity and uniting them in love.  The same Spirit continues to work in our lives today, inviting us to call out for the help and guidance we need as we journey through this life.

Mass Readings – Vigil

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Daily Mass: Our unique path to follow Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus reminds Peter in the Gospel of John to focus on his own particular path and not worry about anyone else.  It’s a good lesson for us all as we concentrate our effort to carry out the unique tasks that each of us has received from the Lord.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 7th Week of Easter


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Daily Mass: Do you love the Lord? Catholic Inspiration

After the resurrection, Jesus asks Peter three times “Do you love me?”  It’s a powerful reminder that God’s answer to human weakness and limitation is love…and our invitation is to offer our love to the Lord – regardless of our imperfections – with an open heart.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of Easter


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Photo Credit: Son of God, 2014.

Daily Mass: United in the love of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiraiton

Jesus speaks of our need to unite our hearts in love, and he offers the example of the Heavenly Father to inspire us.  May God’s love empower each of us to look for ways that we can unite when we are confronted with division.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 7th Week of Easter


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Daily Mass: The Joy that comes from Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus prays to the Father that the disciples might share in his joy.  As a Fruit of the Spirit, joy is a quality that arises from our love with God and one another.  May we look for joy in our lives today and share the joy of Jesus Christ with those we meet.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 7th Week of Easter


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