Tag Archives: Hell

Daily Mass: Choose the narrow path of God’s love. Catholic Inspiration

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Loving God and others – especially when we find ourselves in difficult moments – challenges us to stretch and grow. Welcome to the narrow gate that leads to eternal life.

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

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33rd Sunday of the Year: If the Lord called you now, would you be ready? Catholic Inspiration

The Gospel today addresses the age-old concern about the end times…which begs a question: if the Lord called you right now, would you be ready?  Are there things in life that need to be fixed, or are there perhaps opportunities that you can help flourish?

Mass Readings – 33rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Wheat and Weeds. Catholic Inspiration

Sometimes we might be tempted to downplay the presence of evil and final judgment…no so, today, in the Gospel of Matthew!  The Lord explains a parable with grim consequences for those who choose to follow the path that leads to death and eternal damnation.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 17th Week of the Year (St. Ignatius of Loyola)

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Daily Mass: What will you harvest in your heart? Catholic Inspiration

Sometimes we can take for granted the time we have on earth, delaying important and even crucial tasks until it is too late.  The Lord reminds us that in the end there will be a harvest…and the crop we grow will determine our destination in eternal life.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 16th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The consequences of our actions. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches that there are real consequences for our actions, reminding us that even the smallest things can have eternal results.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 7th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls). Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls) 

(Note: there are many choices for today; this link offers a few options.)

Today we pray for all who have died, sometimes still grieving their loss, and sometimes smiling as their memory warms our hearts.  What’s more, our prayers are part of the communion we share in Jesus Christ, and we offer them for those who have gone before us…that they might meet us one day in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.  And let the perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

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Daily Mass: The Lord’s Holy Fire. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 29th Week of the Year

The Lord comes to light a fire on the earth, and how we respond will determine the effect of this Holy Fire upon our souls.

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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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5th Sunday of Lent: Life, Death and Eternal Life. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – 5th Sunday of Lent

We often talk about Heaven in daily language, yet it is easy to take for granted the significance eternal life.  Simply put, how we live matters, and when we know that the Lord has more in store for us we discover new strength to face the challenges of life and death as we prepare for God’s everlasting Kingdom.

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Daily Mass: Trust in the Lord! Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Jesus speaks the parable of the rich man and Lazarus to the pharisees, commenting on issues of Heaven/Hell, life after death, and the fact that we have all the information we need to live our faith.  The point: we trust the Lord in this life to be ready to meet Him in the next.

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