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Daily Mass: The challenge of getting along with one another. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul admonishes the people of Corinth for their lawsuits against each other, reminding us that as disciples we are challenged to live holy lives and get along.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 23rd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We are God’s co-workers. Catholic Inspiration

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Paul addresses the divisions and factions among the people of Corinth, reminding them that we are united together as God’s co-workers.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 22nd Week of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 20th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at the key themes in the Mass readings for the 20th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Jeremiah 38:4-6,8-10

  • Jeremiah’s life hangs in the balance as he is thrown into a cistern for his preaching.

Psalm – 40:2-4,18

  • “Lord, come to my aid!”
  • We call upon the Lord for help in times of affliction.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:1-4

  • Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, we run our race with our eyes fixed on Jesus.
  • Faith gives us strength to endure opposition and sin.

Gospel – Luke 12:49-53

  • The Lord comes to set the earth on fire as he fulfills his mission on earth.
  • The presence of Jesus brings a challenge and division that will touch all people.

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: The kingdom is divided. Catholic Inspiration

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As the kingdom breaks down and Jeroboam challenges Solomon, we see the devastating effects of division. May we apply the lesson to our own lives as well.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 5th 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: Seeking unity when we encounter division. Catholic Inspiration

As doubt and division surround Jesus in the Gospel of John, we recognize the presence of division in our lives and throughout the world today.  Wherever we find ourselves isolated and at odds with one another, may we draw near to the Lord and ask for his grace to bring unity and peace.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: What will you choose? Catholic Inspiration

The Lord speaks of division – even within families – in the Gospel today.  Why?  Because in the end all of us will have to choose a path in life, either leading us to God or casting us away.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 29th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Division, Doubt and Discord. Catholic Inspiration

John’s Gospel offers a glimpse at the division that occurs among the crowd – all who are trying to figure out who Jesus is – as doubt, isolation and discord rise to the surface.  Division is part of our human experience; in light of today’s reading we have the opportunity to consider how we work to unite with one another in a spirit of peace.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Practical Reconciliation. Catholic Inspiration

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

The Lord offers a three-step process to confront division within a relationship.  It’s practical and powerful…and crucial for us to put into practice.

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