Tag Archives: Humility

22nd Sunday of the Year: Getting grounded in humility. Catholic Inspiration

Photo by Muffin Creatives on Pexels.com

Both the Book of Sirach and the Gospel of Luke emphasize the virtue of humility in our actions with God and one another as we confront it’s opposing vice, pride.

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: We boast in the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

St. Paul shows how God calls the weak, the lowly and those deemed foolish in the eyes of the world to stand with might before the powerful. Where do these humble people find their strength? In Jesus Christ!

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

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Monica, pray for us!


Study, Pray, Serve: 22nd Sunday of the Year

Photo by Matthias Zomer on Pexels.com

Here are some of the key themes that surface in the readings for the 22nd Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Sirach 3:17-18,20,28-29

  • We find favor with God when we conduct our affairs with humility.
  • Aware of our limitations, we cultivate wisdom and give alms.

Psalm – 68:4-7,10-11

  • “God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.”
  • We rejoice in the Lord, who protects those in need.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 12:18-19,22-24a

  • We approach God in Mount Zion, surrounded by angels and the assembly of heaven.
  • Jesus is the mediator of the new covenant, made possible through his blood.

Gospel – Luke 14:1,7-14

  • Jesus uses the opportunity at a banquet to teach about humility and care for others.
  • “Everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Mass Readings – 22nd Sunday of the Year

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: The heart of a humble servant. Catholic Inspiration

Photo by Kamaji Ogino on Pexels.com

The end of today’s passage in the Gospel of Matthew invites us to reflect on humble service, offering us a way to engage with one another in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

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

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Bernard, pray for us!


The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Catholic Inspiration

Photo by Jill Wellington on Pexels.com

Mary proclaims her great Magnificat in Luke’s Gospel, giving praise to God who does mighty things through our lowly lives. May her words inspire us to offer our lives to the Lord!

Mass Readings – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!


Daily Mass: The greatness of a humble heart. Catholic Inspiration

Photo by Bess Hamiti on Pexels.com

Using the example of a little child, the Lord teaches the disciples that true greatness comes from a humble heart.

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

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: Apollos learns and teaches about Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

Apollos is a disciple who eloquently shares his knowledge of the Lord and demonstrates an openness to learning and instruction. May his example inspire us to continue to grow in our faith!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 6th Week of Easter

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: A case of mistaken identity. Catholic Inspiration

Photo by Flash Dantz on Pexels.com

After performing a miracle, Paul and Barnabas are mistaken by the crowds as Hermes and Zeus! Their response shows the humility of their hearts and the zeal of their faith in Jesus.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Easter

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives


Daily Mass: Sound advice for spiritual battle. Catholic Inspiration

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

We take a break from the Acts of the Apostles and read from First Letter of Peter on this feast of St. Mark. What we find is some sound practical advice to help us in our spiritual battle.

Mass Readings – Feast of St. Mark, Evangelist

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives

St. Mark, pray for us!


Daily Mass: Two people went to pray… Catholic Inspiration

Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com

Jesus offers a parable about how two different people who went to the temple to pray, but only one was heard by God.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Lent

***************

Catholic Inspiration Archives


%d bloggers like this: