Tag Archives: Disciple

Daily Mass: I am the vine, you are the branches. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches in plain language that just like a vine and its branches, when we are connected to Christ we thrive and bear fruit.  Today we consider not only how we can continue to draw closer to the Lord, but also how we might share our lives to bring glory and praise to God in the world today.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of Easter

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6th Sunday of Easter: God’s Peace in our lives

Study: Recall a time when you experienced a profound sense of peace.  What made this possible?

Pray: Ask for God’s peace to touch your life and the those you love.

Serve: Consider ways you can share the peace of Christ with others.  Be an instrument of peace today.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

I find the words of the Lord in the Gospel tremendously comforting:

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”  (John 14:27)

How often do we need to hear these words!  How often do we find ourselves disturbed and upset by the frustrations and fears of life?!  And yet, Jesus – who knows us better than we know ourselves – consoles and comforts us with a peace that flows on the wings of the Holy Spirit from the heart of Heaven.

We crave peace: in our hearts, our homes, our work, our community.  There is a tranquility that comes when we are united with one another, free from discord, doubt and misunderstanding.  God’s peace empowers us to walk through the challenges of life with a quiet conviction that we will face whatever comes before us with the guidance of Christ.

Two key thoughts thus emerge:

  1. Where do I need to foster peace in my life?
  2. How can I share God’s peace with others?

Are there parts of my life that hunger for peace?  Bring them to prayer.  Are there ways that I can be an instrument of peace, in my own life and in the lives of others?  Act now.  God’s peace is for the asking and the Holy Spirit is present to renew us with this blessed gift.

May we leave behind our fears and anxieties, turning to Christ for the strength and guidance we need to embrace our lives with joy.

Peace be with you!

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Note: This post was first published on April 26, 2016.


Daily Mass: We follow the example of the Master. Catholic Inspiration

As Master and Teacher, Jesus shows the disciples the path of humble service.  We follow the Lord’s example every time we offer our lives in care and compassion for those around us…giving glory and praise to God.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: Christ gives us what we need to do what must be done. Catholic Inspiration

From the low point in Christ’s earthly mission to St. Peter’s extraordinary ministry, Jesus alone offers what is necessary for our journey through this life.  May we place our hearts in his care as we follow the Lord’s call.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Photo Credit: Head of Christ, Richard Hook (1917-1975).


Daily Mass: We are called to bring others to Christ. Catholic Inspiration

St. Philip helps a stranger discover the Good News of Jesus Christ and be baptized.  We, too, are called to help others learn about the Lord and grow closer to God and one another.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: The resurrection empowers our lives. Catholic Inspiration

The readings today reveal the power of the resurrection to transform hearts and equip disciples to proclaim the Good News.  Like the first Apostles, we have an opportunity every day to draw strength from the Lord for the task at hand.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the Octave of Easter

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Daily Mass: In the name of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Peter and John show how the name of Jesus brings hope and life to a beggar.  Following their example, we offer our lives today as a living witness to the power of God in the world.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the Octave of Easter

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