Tag Archives: Compassion

6th Sunday of the Year: Renewing relationships afflicted with suffering. Catholic Inspiration

Suffering affects our lives on many levels – body, mind, heart and soul – and it can weaken and wound our relationships with one another.  When we respond with compassion, help, unity and God’s grace we can restore what was broken with the healing power of Christ.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Justice and Mercy. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 20th Week of the Year

Jesus offers a parable about the Kingdom of Heaven where merciful generosity embraces and transcends justice…reminding us that one day we will call upon the Lord for mercy when we stand before him at the end of time.

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Daily Mass: Compassion, Mercy and Forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 19th Week of the Year

Jesus teaches about forgiveness through a parable, reminding us that as we have been forgiven by God for our sins we are directed to forgive one another as well.

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Daily Mass: God desires mercy. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 15th Week of the Year

Speaking with the pharisees, Jesus offers an insight into God’s compassion and mercy when he says, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.”  Today we have the opportunity to offer to Christ the gift of mercy as we lovingly respond to the weaknesses of those around us, as we claim the Lord’s mercy for ourselves.

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Daily Mass: Jesus the Just Judge. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 4th Week of Lent

Jesus will judge us by our deeds and the consequences will be eternal.  Yet this just judge is also our savior who knows our sins and has paid the price with his own blood.  When we stand before him and look upon the face of Compassion, will we accept his mercy as we acknowledge our sins?

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Daily Mass: The compassion of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – St. Elizabeth of Hungary

In the Gospel we find the Lord as he weeps over the city of Jerusalem.  May the compassion of Christ touch our hearts, especially when we have sinned, and draw us back into his merciful love.

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Photo Credit: Jesus of Nazareth, 1977.


Daily Mass: Mary Magdalene

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Mass Readings – The Feast of Mary Magdalene

She is the first person Jesus appears to after his resurrection.  Mary Magdalene, a “sinner” who found in Christ forgiveness and compassion, becomes our model today.  May we, in our own weakness and sin, see Christ and respond with love to his call.

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Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, 1835, Location currently unknown.