Tag Archives: Cross of Christ

23rd Sunday of the Year: Take up your Cross and follow Christ. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord makes it clear that unless we take up our Cross we cannot be his disciples. Christ – who was victorious over his Cross – will give us the grace we need to face our own.

Mass Readings – 23rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The death of John the Baptist

The death of John the Baptist reminds us of the cost of discipleship.  Yet as we look at the Cross of Christ, we find hope and strength to face the hardship of life with the conviction of the Lord’s saving death and resurrection.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of the Year

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Catholic Inspiration

The crucifixion of Jesus reveals the depth of God’s love as Christ endured suffering and anguish which connects with all aspects of human cruelty, evil and sin.  Furthermore, in the light of the Cross we can face the crosses of our own lives with hope: for just as Jesus was victorious over his Cross, the Lord will help us carry our own.

Mass Readings – The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

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Daily Mass: A life of faith in an unjust world. Catholic Inspiration

The cruel death of John the Baptist offers a brutal reminder that our world is filled with forces of destruction.  In the face of injustice we keep our eyes fixed on the Cross of Christ, so that we can acknowledge the evil around us with the strength of the Lord who triumphs over it.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 17th Week of the Year – St. John Vianney

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Daily Mass: When the Son of Man is lifted up. Catholic Inspiration

United in love with his heavenly Father, Jesus teaches the people that they will know who he is when he has been lifted up.  As we gaze upon Christ on the Cross may we recognize our hope as we turn from our sins and accept his forgiveness.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 5th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Who is Jesus? Catholic Inspiration

The Gospel of John reveals that people are questioning the identity of Jesus and trying to kill him.   Who is he?  He is Christ the Lord, the Son of God who comes from the Father to save and set us free.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 4th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Love your enemies. Catholic Inspiration

While the phrase “love one another” sounds great when we like the people in question, the real test of faith occurs when it’s tough.   The command of Jesus to “love your enemies” will demand us to become like the Lord – who even forgave those who nailed him to the Cross.   To do this we call upon God for the grace we need to be filled with the love of Christ so that we can share his love in all moments of life…even when surrounded by enemies.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

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