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Daily Mass: The Lord considers us part of the family. Catholic Inspiration

The words of Jesus inspire and humble us: “Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.” May our lives be worthy of this high calling!

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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3rd Sunday of the Year: We seek unity in Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

We don’t have to look very hard in our world today to see division and dischord tearing at the fabric of our relationships. The same dynamics were happening in the letter to the Corinthians, and St. Paul gives us some practical tips for fostering the hard work of unity in the name of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Conversion of St. Paul. Catholic Inspiration

The conversion of St. Paul reminds us that repentance and change are part of our journey of faith. As Paul moved from persecutor to preacher of the faith, we consider how the Lord calls us to make a change in our hearts.

Mass Readings – The Conversion of St. Paul

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Daily Mass: Called by name. Catholic Inspiration

A moment to reflect on the Sea of Galilee.

The call of the Twelve Apostles in the Gospel of Mark reminds us that a call by Christ is personal. The Lord knows our hearts and calls us as unique individuals to offer our lives for particular service in the world.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Trust in God casts out fear. Catholic Inspiration

The Psalm Response today offers comfort and practical support as we trust in the Lord and reject the temptation to fear.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: David and Goliath. Catholic Inspiration

My photo of the statue David by Michelangelo in the Academy in Florence.

We all know the story of David and Goliath…it’s one of the first we learn as kids. Yet this classic underdog situation reminds us that with God’s help we can face whatever challenges come our way.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: God sees the heart. Catholic Inspiration

In the exchange between God and Samuel, we hear an important insight: “Not as man sees does God see, because he sees the appearance, but God looks into the heart.” In light of this observation, may we focus on how we look on the inside!

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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