Tag Archives: Gift of Life

Daily Mass: What you do with what you have. Catholic Inspiration

The parable today reveals a crucial insight: We will be measured by what we do with what we have.  Comparing ourselves with others is often a waste of time; what’s crucial is using what we have been given to the best of our ability.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 21st Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Stir into flame the gift of God! Catholic Inspiration

The reading from the Second Letter to Timothy offers the exhortation to “stir into flame the gift of God” and live with conviction and courage.  This gift is our Christian faith; and just as a tiny spark can produce a bonfire, so too, our faith can provide the spiritual spark that ignites our lives for service in the world as we draw near to the Lord and one another.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 9th Week of the Year

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4th Sunday of the Year: Power and Authority in human life. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus speaks with power and authority in the Gospel today, revealing that these gifts come from God and require us to use them wisely and well.  May we both receive from the Lord what we need and then share our blessings with others to the best of our ability.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Called by God. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus calls the Twelve disciples by name and empowers them for ministry.  The Lord does the same for us!  May we say yes and allow God’s grace to work through our imperfections so that we may serve others with the love of Christ.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 2nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Measuring the gift of our lives. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 9th Week of the Year

What if the gift of our lives was not measured by time or money, but rather by the sacrifice in our hearts?  That’s the lesson the Lord reveals about the poor widow in the Gospel today.

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Palm Sunday: an offering to God. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Palm Sunday

Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross reveals the value God places on human life and inspires us to share our lives as an offering back to God.

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The Octave of Christmas: Simeon’s Canticle. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – The Fifth Day in the Octave of Christmas

As Simeon held the Christ Child in his arms praising God, he recalls the fulfillment of the Lord’s promises and points to the redemption of humanity.  May we look back and see how God has touched our lives and embrace each day as a new opportunity to the serve the Lord with full hearts!

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Simeon’s Song of Praise, Aert de Gelder, 1700-1710.