Tag Archives: Follow Me

Daily Mass: Follow the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

We can place ourselves in the Gospel of John as Jesus invites Peter to follow him.  Out of love for the Lord we, too, will be called to make our sacrifices as we put our faith into practice.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of Easter

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3rd Sunday of Easter: The example of St. Peter. Catholic Inspiration

The encounter between Jesus and St. Peter offers us an example of the Lord’s gentle call to grow ever deeper in our love.  God patiently meets us where we are and invites us to follow…may we respond!

Mass Readings – 3rd Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: Come and See. Catholic Inspiration

Philip’s invitation to Nathaniel in the Gospel today to “come and see” serves as a powerful reminder for the Church today.  Not only are we directed to invite others to join us in faith, but we are also charged to live the faith with vibrant conviction.

Mass Readings – January 5th 

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28th Sunday of the Year: Follow Jesus with all your heart

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Study:  Reflect on a moment when you put your entire heart into a project.  What did you experience?

Pray:  Ask God for grace to remove obstacles that are you keeping you from the Lord and others.

Serve:  How can you help others follow Jesus Christ?  How can your life strengthen them to focus on the Lord?

Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year

I have a deep respect for people who show their dedication and conviction to a task.  When I see others put their heart and soul into something:

  • a job or task
  • a sport or hobby
  • music, art, cooking, language
  • relationships, especially with family or friends

I see a passion and joy emerge.  They work hard, often long and grueling hours, yet they love it and they glow with an inner light.  Their dedication gives them meaning, purpose, and a zest for life.

This sense of dedication comes into focus in the Gospel reading today.  The encounter with Jesus and the rich young man reveals both an enthusiasm and a hesitancy to follow God.  The man wants to do what is right, he wants to be holy, but he is not yet ready to offer his entire life.

Where do we see ourselves in the Gospel today?  What might be keeping us back from dedicating our lives to the Lord?  Some obvious obstacles:

  • fear, worry, doubt, anxiety
  • the needs of our family – to put food on the table and keep a roof over our heads
  • distractions and temptations from the world
  • the speed of life is keeping us too busy, and thus we lose our focus and sense of balance

But what happens if we pause, reflect, and dedicate our lives to Jesus Christ?  What happens the minute we reorganize our lives around the Lord, allowing his grace to flow through all our thoughts, words, and actions?  Simply put, we become fully alive – we find in Christ both our strength and peace.  Our lives take on a whole new level of meaning and purpose as we engage one another with renewed sense of faith, hope, and love.

The invitation today is simple:  Put Jesus Christ first in your life.  Let him be your Lord.  Allow him to touch every aspect of your life, and watch as his light shines through your heart!

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Note: this post was first published on October 6, 2015.


Daily Mass: The call of St. Matthew. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord invites Matthew with a simple invitation, “Follow me.”  May his example inspire us to listen to the Lord’s call in our lives and respond with joy.

Mass Readings – St. Matthew, Apostle

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Daily Mass: Follow me! Catholic Inspiration

Jesus invites Philip to become a disciple with the words, “Follow me.”  The language is clear, direct and simple.  Philip’s response inspires us to consider how the Lord invites us to follow today.  How will we respond?

Mass Readings – St. John Neumann

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Daily Mass: The call and response of St. Matthew. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – the Feast of St. Matthew

Matthew heard the call of Christ and responded by bringing lots of imperfect people to the Lord.  We, too, can take comfort that the Lord welcomes our response – not because we’re perfect, but because the Lord longs to heal and renew our lives.