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Daily Mass: All times are in the hand of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Through his death and resurrection, Jesus touches all aspects of human life with a grace that brings hope and healing. May we see God at work in every moment of our day as we place our trust in the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 25th Week of the Year

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24th Sunday of the Year: We must forgive to be forgiven. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Sirach, the Psalmist and the Lord all proclaim the same message: God forgives us and demands that we forgive one another.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

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24th Sunday of the Year: The crucial role of forgiveness.

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Study:  Recall a time when you received forgiveness.  What did it feel like?

Pray:  Is there someone you need to forgive?  Ask the Lord for the courage and strength to do it.

Serve:  Is there someone you need to ask for forgiveness?  Be the first to foster healing in the relationship.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

Let’s take a quick look at a sketch of the readings:

  • 1st Reading – Forgive your neighbor, so that the Lord will forgive you
  • Psalm – “The Lord is kind and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in compassion.”
  • 2nd Reading – We live and die for the Lord
  • Gospel – We forgive others, just as our Father forgives us

On one hand the teaching is simple: if you want to be forgiven by God, start forgiving one another.  It’s sound logic and makes complete sense…until you have something hard to forgive.  Perhaps we have felt slighted or neglected, been hurt or experienced disappointment.  Maybe we just don’t understand, or maybe we are choosing to interpret a situation in its worst possible light.

Forgiveness is the practical dimension of Christian love.  After all, it’s easy to love people when we are comfortable, rested, calm and free of all distractions.  The real test of our love happens when we can forgive one another in the light of Jesus Christ.

The Lord offers us the teaching of forgiveness with clarity and conviction.  There  is no middle ground.  We forgive one another if we expect God to forgive us of our own sins.  We forgive, knowing that we all stand in need of God’s forgiveness, so that by unlocking the gates of our hearts through forgiveness we can stand before the Lord ready to receive the grace of his mercy.

Two thoughts then emerge today:

  1. Who do I need to forgive?
  2. To whom do I need to apologize and ask for forgiveness?

May the Lord inspire us to be people of forgiveness as we practice his teaching and follow his example.

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Note: This post was first published on September 11, 2017.


Daily Mass: Practical advice about broken relationships. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers practical advice for dealing with broken relationships in a way that is empowering and crucial for our personal growth.

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

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Daily Mass: Jesus heals two people. Catholic Inspiration

Two beautiful examples showing how the Lord brings healing and hope to our lives.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 14th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Healing, forgiveness and Christ. Catholic Inspiration

At Capernaum on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, where the miracle in today’s Gospel takes place.

Jesus responds in different ways to the people as he heals the paralytic, inviting us to draw near to Him for the renewal of body and soul.

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

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Daily Mass: The will of God. Catholic Inspiration

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The exchange between Jesus and the leper in the Gospel of Matthew reveals God’s compassion and desire to heal our souls.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 12th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We heal others with the love of Christ. Catholic Inspiration

As St. Paul heals a crippled man and directs the people’s praise to Jesus, we understand that a fundamental part of our discipleship is to be agents of God’s healing in the lives around us.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Daily Mass: St. Peter heals in the name of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

The healing miracle in the Acts of the Apostles reveals the power of the resurrection as Peter acts in the name of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Wednesday in the Octave of Easter

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Daily Mass: God's life giving touch. Catholic Inspiration

God’s touch brings life giving power that leads to healing and wholeness. As we confront the physical illness of COVID-19, we also call upon the Lord to restore whatever is wounded in body, mind, heart and soul.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 4th Week of Lent

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