Tag Archives: Faith

Monday Conversation: Now what do I do? Catholic Inspiration

With COVID-19 disrupting our daily routines, many people have new “pockets” of time. Here are a few ideas what to do with them!

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Daily Mass: Follow the commandments and live! Catholic Inspiration

Moses and Jesus remind us that the teachings and commandments of the Lord bring life…for this world and the next.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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4th Sunday of Lent: What (and Who) do we see?

Study:  Reflect back on a moment when you suddenly “saw” a situation clearly.  What helped you make sense of it?

Pray:  Do you feel like you are in the dark right now?  Ask God for the light of grace to find your way.

Serve:  Do you know someone who is struggling to act in a situation?  How can you help them stay in God’s light?

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Lent

Let’s take a quick look at an overview of the readings this week:

  • 1st Reading – Samuel “sees” David and anoints him with the Spirit
  • Psalm – “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.”
  • 2nd Reading – We are children who live in the light of Christ
  • Gospel – Jesus heals a man who was blind from birth

Images of sight, light, and darkness appear throughout these readings, reminding us of the crucial role our sight plays in daily life.  As we rely on our eyes, we recognize light and color as it interacts with our senses and guides much of our action.

God helps Samuel to see – not with human but heavenly eyesight – the qualities that will make David king of Israel; Jesus helps the man born blind to see the face of the living God.  Ephesians reminds us that as children of the light we turn away from darkness and live in goodness, while the Psalmist gives us courage to walk in the darkest of valleys…confident that the Lord is at our side.

For we know that the darkness is a part of life; indeed,  many of us have had the experience of darkness – where fear, doubt, and indecision hold us in a grip of paralysis – and we understand all too well our sense of loneliness and loss.

The Good News: God restores our sight – helping us to see the Lord at work in our world – and inspires us to direct our thoughts, words and actions by the light of faith.  May the Light of Christ open our eyes and guide our steps through this life!

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Note: This post was first published on March 20, 2017.


3rd Sunday of Lent: Christ and COVID-19. Catholic Inspiration

The worldwide response to COVID-19 offers some insights into how we might consider living our lives for the gift of God that comes to us through Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Lent

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Monday Conversation: Stoking the fire of faith with love. Catholic Inspiration

How do we foster our faith in Christ? One way is to consider how do we foster our love for the Lord, and we can use human examples to help us.

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Daily Mass: A strong and steadfast faith. Catholic Inspiration

The response of the Greek woman to Jesus on behalf of her daughter shows us the power of a strong and steadfast faith. May we foster our relationship with the Lord as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 5th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Confronting evil in our lives. Catholic Inspiration

We find in today’s gospel passage the stark evil surrounding the death of John the Baptist. All the elements in this passage are evil, driven by pride, hatred and jealousy. Our response? The Cross of Christ.

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

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