Tag Archives: Heaven

The Archangels: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Feast of the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

The world can be a dangerous place where we encounter struggles that test us to the limit.  Today we are reminded that we are not alone; in the order of creation God’s angels are among us, and some of them are appointed to help us in times of need.  Among them the archangels are God’s “heavy hitters” who remind us to call for help when times are tough.

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25th Sunday of the Year: Are you ready for God’s sunset? Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – 25th Sunday of the Year

If your life were to be considered as a single day, what time is it – morning, noon or night?  Are you ready to step into eternity or is there something holding you back?  God lavishes grace upon our world; our task is to be open to the generous gift of grace and receive it into our hearts.

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24th Sunday of the Year: Forgiveness. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

It’s non-negotiable.  Forgiveness is a key ingredient in the Christian life and without it we cannot receive the grace that the Lord lavishes upon us.  Who do we need to forgive?  To whom do we need to ask for forgiveness?  May we call upon God’s grace for the strength we need to be people who put forgiveness into practice.

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Daily Mass: The value of eternal life. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 18th Week of the Year (St. Clare)

While there are many priorities that can seek out attention, the Lord reminds us today that eternal life is greater than all others.  With this thought in mind may we keep our eyes fixed on Heaven as we strive to live each day with this final destination before our eyes.

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Daily Mass: Explaining the Weeds and the Wheat. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 17th Week of the Year (St. Alphonsus Liguori)

The Lord’s explanation of the parable of the weeds and the wheat reminds us that in the face of the Final Judgment we have the opportunity today to seek the mercy of Jesus Christ.

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Daily Mass: The Kingdom of Heaven. Catholic Inspiration

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

What will it be like in Heaven?  When the Sadducees try to trap Jesus, the Lord responds with wisdom that gives insight into God’s gift of eternal life.

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The Ascension of the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Ascension of the Lord

We say in the creed, “He ascended into Heaven” yet we often do not consider what that means for our lives here on earth:

  • Where are we going?
  • What are we doing?
  • How are we doing it?

With Heaven as our home we can evaluate and review our words and actions in preparation for the day when the Lord calls us to follow Him from this world to the next.

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