Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe

Study: Consider a crucial time when you asked and received help.  How did it feel?

Pray: Is there anything that is keeping you from receiving God’s grace?  Ask the Lord for the courage to ask!

Serve: Do you know someone who is struggling to receive mercy or forgiveness?  How can you help them grow in faith?

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe

The Gospel image is both brutal and tender, revealing God’s saving grace and mercy in the midst of the Passion of the Cross.  The good thief (who tradition names Dismas) calls upon the Lord saying, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”

How these words speak to my heart!  In a single phrase the King of Kings and Lord of Lords becomes approachable as Christ bridges Heaven and Earth, crushes Hell and invites us to enter into eternal life: “Today you will be with me in paradise!”

The good thief shows both humility and boldness.  He knows his sins, and yet he speaks to the Lord with a gentle conviction, asking for a grace that he cannot achieve on his own.  His trust inspires us as we acknowledge our own sins and draw near to the one whose death and resurrection saves and sets us free.

May these words strengthen our faith as we call upon the Lord.  May they help us to seek Christ before all else as we repent and call upon God’s grace.  May we truly say:

Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom!

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Note: This post was first published on November 14, 2016.


33rd Sunday of the Year: Persevere in faith to face our fears. Catholic Inspiration

What are we afraid of? As we embrace our faith in Jesus Christ we have the power to confront our fears and engage our life for service in the world. Fear points out our weak spots so that we can call upon the Lord for the grace we need to live for God.

Mass Readings – 33rd Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Remember the blessings. Catholic Inspiration

The Psalm Response serves as a wake up call: “Remember the marvels the Lord has done!” Take a moment right now and do a quick inventory of the blessings in your life. Do it…then say a prayer of gratitude!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Live each day like it’s the only day. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord speaks in the Gospel of Luke about the suddenness of God’s action in human affairs. The invitation is simple: be ready! Since we do not know when the Lord will call us from this life, we live each day as if it were the only one…thus living every day as a precious treasure from God.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The beauty and power of Wisdom. Catholic Inspiration

Wisdom is a gift from God that is holy, precious and powerful. The pursuit of Wisdom leads us to encounter the beauty of life with terrible clarity, yet with a joy and tranquility that overflow our hearts with bliss. Seek Wisdom!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The healing that draws us closer to Christ. Catholic Inspiration

The Samaritan who was healed from his leprosy by Jesus now draws near to the Lord in gratitude. May we look for Christ’s presence in our lives and swiftly respond as we grow closer to the Lord and one another.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The souls of the just are in the hands of God. Catholic Inspiration

The reading from Wisdom (often heard at funerals) inspires us to encounter even the most difficult times with confidence in God’s guidance and strength. Whatever we have to face today, may we trust in the Lord!

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 32nd Week of the Year

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