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5th Sunday of the Year: We glorify God by the salt and light of our good deeds. Catholic Inspiration

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Blessed by the Lord, we give glory to Christ when we extend our blessings to those in need. As we alleviate the sufferings of others, our good deeds proclaim the Gospel as we become God’s salt and light in the world.

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Let’s take a look at some of the themes we find in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

1st Reading – Isaiah 11:1-10

  • The spirit of the Lord shall rest upon an ancestor of the line of Jesse, and he shall judge with justice.
  • Creation will experience profound peace with those who were formerly at odds.
  • Even the Gentiles will seek out God.

Psalm – 72: 1-2,7-8,12-13,17

  • “Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.”
  • The king shall rescue the poor and judge with justice.

2nd Reading – Romans 15:4-9

  • Through Christ, God gives us hope, endurance and encouragement.
  • We welcome one another, as Christ welcomes us.

Gospel – Matthew 3:1-12

  • John the Baptist proclaims, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”
  • John speaks of one who is coming after him, who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Advent


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Daily Mass: God’s generosity toward us. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus offers a parable to show how God’s generosity far surpasses our notion of justice. May this insight inspire us…no matter what has happened before, God welcomes us with generous grace.

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


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Daily Mass: Christ brings justice and peace to our world. Catholic Inspiration

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The Psalm response joyously proclaims God’s power to bring justice and peace to our world. As disciples of Jesus Christ we proclaim the Lord’s might and live in his light.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of Advent


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Daily Mass: Justice and Mercy come from the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

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The readings today recount two different women accused of adultery who encounter God’s justice and mercy. As we confront evil and sin in our lives, may we strive to follow the Lord.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Lent


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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The Cross of Christ reveals justice, humility and love as Christ triumphs over sin and death for the salvation of the world. We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you! For by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.

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16th Sunday of the Year: What’s growing in our hearts? Catholic Inspiration

Another picture of Dad’s garden…where weeds tremble in fear!

The Parable of the Weeds and the Wheat reveals the ongoing need we have for repentance and conversion, as we weed out unwanted sins in our souls and cultivate a heart for the Lord.

Mass Readings – 16th Sunday of the Year

Daily Mass: Justice and Mercy. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Daniel and the Gospel of John offer us examples of Justice and Mercy, crucial concepts that require our careful thought and attention as disciples of the Lord. May we strive for Justice in all our actions as we we recognize our ongoing need for God’s Mercy when we sin.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 5th Week of Lent


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16th Sunday of the Year: How the Lord meets us

Study:  Consider a profound moment when you felt God’s presence.  What made this possible?

Pray:  Are you feeling drawn toward a certain activity or task?  Ask the Lord for guidance.

Serve:  What types of service do you find most rewarding?  How does helping others lead you to Christ?

Mass Readings – 16th Sunday of the Year

Here’s a quick overview of the readings this week:

  • 1st Reading – Abraham recognizes the Lord in the three visitors
  • Psalm – “who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord”
  • 2nd Reading – Through suffering we participate in the life of Christ
  • Gospel – Martha & Mary

One way to reflect on these verses is to see how the Lord meets us in the pattern of daily life.  Consider:

  1. Hospitality – serving others
  2. Justice – standing up for what is right, true, and good
  3. Suffering – caring for those in need, and bearing our own pain as well
  4. Listening – pausing from our labors to hear the Lord in our lives

We understand that our relationship with God touches multiple aspects of our lives, such as prayer, sacraments, relationships, work, and recreation.  The invitation today encourages us to see with our hearts how the Lord is present to us in the current moment.

Does it mean that we serve with a joyful heart?  That we swiftly respond to injustice?  That we compassionately care for others?  That we stop and “smell the roses” in moments of rest & renewal, beauty & blessing?  In all these ways we are led back to the Lord, recognizing the gifts God gives us with a grateful heart.

How is God present in your life right now?  May our response bring us closer to Christ and one another.


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Note: This post was first published on July 11, 2016.

Daily Mass: Living a just life for the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

Psalm 15 offers some beautiful advice for living a just life for the Lord.  Holiness is not just found in the extraordinary; often, our most powerful Christian witness occurs in the normal, everyday interactions that we have with one another.

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


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