Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Transfiguration of the Lord

Study: Consider a time when you had an experience of God’s glory and majesty.  What did it feel like?

Pray:  Are you struggling with a tough decision right now?  As the Lord for the power and conviction to carry it out.

Serve:  How might you help another experience God’s power today?

Mass Readings – The Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord

The readings this week all reveal the majesty and power of God.  Take a look:

  • 1st Reading – Daniel has a vision of God’s glory
  • Psalm – “The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.”
  • 2nd Reading – Jesus receives honor and glory from the Father
  • Gospel – Peter, James and John see the Lord transfigured before their eyes

It is a good thing to reflect on the glory and power of God; after all, as Sons and Daughters of God we will all one day stand before the Lord.  Having died and rose for the forgiveness of our sins, Jesus Christ will gaze into our eyes with understanding, compassion and….power.

Let’s be clear: He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  He is the one before whom all honor and glory and praise is due.  He is the one before whom we will bend our knee and bow our head.

This awesome and mighty image reveals the authority Jesus has in heaven, on earth and under the earth.  He came to our world in our need and restored what was lost through temptation and sin by the wood of His Cross.

The glory of God that we hear about is not meant to drive us away from God out of fear, but rather to inspire us that the Lord’s victory is complete.  The question for us today is simple: Will we accept the grace of Jesus Christ and allow his glory to transfigure our hearts?

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17th Sunday of the Year: What’s your request? Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – 17th Sunday of the Year

When God said to King Solomon, “Ask something of me and I will give it to you,” Solomon offers a response that is profound…inviting us today to consider how we carry out the Lord’s plan for our lives as we serve others with God’s grace.

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Daily Mass: Martha’s confession of faith. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 16th Week of the Year

Martha’s conversation with Jesus reveals the depth of her friendship and the conviction of her faith.  May her example inspire us to turn to the Lord in our need with the same trust.

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Daily Mass: Jesus explains a parable. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 16th Week of the Year

As Jesus explains the meaning of the parable of the sower, he provides us with an opportunity to reflect on what needs to be removed from our hearts as we cultivate our lives for the Lord.

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Daily Mass: The Lord speaks to our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 16th Week of the Year

God speaks to the people in great and small ways, reminding us that the Lord continues to touch our hearts and invite us to respond.

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Daily Mass: The growth of a seed. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 16th Week of the Year

God does the planting, and it’s our job to do what we can to help the seeds grow.  What’s the Lord planting in your heart today?  What are the obstacles?  What can you do to cultivate a harvest worth of the Lord?

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Daily Mass: To drink from the cup of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Feast of St. James, Apostle

Jesus addresses a teachable moment when he explains that glory in Heaven comes from offering one’s life in charity and service.  James and John will drink from the cup of of Christ, reminding us that every time we offer our lives for others we follow the example of Christ.

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