Tag Archives: grace

Daily Mass: An insight into God’s generous grace. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s parable about the landowner who hires workers throughout the day offers us an insight into how God continues to extend grace and mercy to us throughout our lives.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 20th Week of the Year

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20th Sunday of the Year: God gives us strength for the race

Study: Name a time when your endurance was tested to complete a project.  What kept you going?

Pray: Call upon the Lord for strength!  Consider the many ways God has touched and blessed your life.

Serve: We all can help lighten the load of others.  Who can you help today?

Mass Readings – 20th Sunday of the Year

In the book of Hebrews we hear how living our faith can be compared to running a race.  A cloud of witnesses (the Angels and the Saints) are cheering us on, and we set our eyes on a great prize at the finish line.

Yet we know that a race can be filled with difficulty.  Our endurance is tested, an injury may occur, an accident or change in circumstances can overturn our best plans.  Both Jeremiah and Jesus experienced these types of trial and anguish, reminding us that it happens in our lives as well.

So where do we find our strength?  The answer comes from the Psalm Response: Lord, come to my aid!  In our need we call upon God for the grace we need to face our challenges and keep our eyes fixed on the Kingdom of Heaven.

May we look to the Lord for what we need today, and even if we fall…trust that Christ will pick us up and set us on the path that leads to life.

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Note: This post was first published on August 8, 2016.


Daily Mass: The natural consequences of sin. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord reproaches the people of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum because they did not repent when they witnessed the mighty acts of God. We, too, have been given much by God; will we turn to the Lord and live?

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 15th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: What is the Lord teaching us today? Catholic Inspiration

Throughout our lives there are many spiritual lessons to be learned.  Whether it’s repentance or rejoicing, suffering or celebration, fasting or feasting.  God calls us to discern what we need today…and then ask the Lord for the grace to respond.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 13th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Jesus invites us to follow. Catholic Inspiration

The call of Matthew to follow Jesus reminds us that the Lord calls all of us – in spite of our sinfulness – to take his hand and journey along the path of faith.  Christ beckons…will we respond?

Mass Readings – Friday of the 13th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: St. Thomas – honest doubts, sincere faith. Catholic Inspiration

St. Thomas reminds us that as disciples we can be honest with our human doubts even as we embrace our faith in Christ.  As we bring our struggles to the Lord, we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus…calling for the grace we need each day.

Mass Readings – St. Thomas, Apostle

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

All of the readings today reveal the compassion of God that flows from the sacred heart of Christ.  God’s mercy reaches out to us, invites us to reconcile, and urges us to turn away from our sins and toward the Lord.  May we accept this amazing grace!

Mass Readings – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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