Tag Archives: kingdom of God

Daily Mass: Let’s live our faith in the present moment. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus warns his disciples not to go chasing for the Kingdom of God; it is already among them! Rather, we make the most of each day to live our lives for the Lord.

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

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Daily Mass: A practical example of the Kingdom of God. Catholic Inspiration

Using an example of bread Jesus explains the Kingdom of God.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 30th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Driving out demons. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus drives out a demon and then teaches how we unite with the Kingdom of God in the daily fight to keep evil away from our hearts.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 27th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We must proclaim the Kingdom of God. Catholic Inspiration

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Luke’s Gospel reveals the Lord’s drive to travel and announce the Kingdom of God, and as His disciples this same urgency underscores our need to proclaim our faith to all we meet.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 22nd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Kingdom of Heaven grows from a tiny seed. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus uses the examples of seeds and yeast to demonstrate how God works in our world by starting small and growing strong over time.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 17th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: We start small to grow big. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches that the Kingdom of God starts small but over time grows larger and is transformed. The same is true for our spiritual journey, reminding us to take the small steps we need to do today to become the disciples the Lord calls us to be.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 30th Week of the Year

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21st Sunday of the Year: God calls all the nations

Study:  Consider a time when you were personally invited to participate in an event.  How did it feel?  How did you respond?

Pray:  Is there a difficult situation or decision confronting you right now?  Ask the Lord for guidance and wisdom.

Serve:  Are there people in your life who are struggling to respond to a circumstance in life?  How can you help them?

Mass Readings – 21st Sunday of the Year

Here are some key points that surface in the readings this week:

  • 1st Reading – The Lord comes “to gather nations of every language.”
  • Psalm – “Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.”
  • 2nd Reading – Consider difficulties and trials as “discipline” in the faith.
  • Gospel – People will come from east/west, north/south to recline in the Kingdom of God.

A crucial theme emerges from the first reading, psalm and Gospel around the global call to all nations to draw near to the kingdom of God.  Language, race, color, and creed are not obstacles but rather variations of the diversity of God’s creation.  Simply put, all people are called to draw near to the Lord.  The invitation is open to everyone.

Of course, not everyone will listen and respond.  Some will reject the message, others will get caught up in distractions, while still others will pursue things that are contrary to a life in Christ.  Thus it is crucial to note that while all are invited, each person has the freedom to choose his or her own unique path in life.

The second reading to the Hebrews helps us to see the challenges of life as a form of discipline – where we face obstacles and grow stronger in God’s grace – which helps us grow as disciples.  Here the focus is not that life will be easy, but rather that in our trials we draw closer to Jesus Christ and become more completely sons and daughters of God.

How is the Lord calling you today, and what will be your response?  Where are the challenges in your life…and how will you respond?  We recognize that God’s invitation and daily difficulties come to all of us.  Today we reflect on how we respond to the Lord in a faithful, vibrant way.

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Note: This post was first published on August 15, 2019.


14th Sunday of the Year: God provides the strength for our service. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus empowers 72 disciples to go in pairs and continue his mission of preaching, healing and driving out evil.  Facing opposition and hostility they return rejoicing at the power of God at work in their lives.  May we be inspired to follow their example!

Mass Readings – 14th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Two aspects of the Kingdom of God. Catholic Inspiration

After casting out a demon, Jesus responds to criticism with a teaching that illustrates the power and unity that flow from the Kingdom of God.  It’s a good reminder for us today, for when we are united in Christ then we have the strength we need to face the evil in our lives.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Jesus teaches about the Kingdom of God. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord teaches about the Kingdom of God using parables that explain that it is a process that starts out small.  May these words give us strength to take the next step in our spiritual journey!

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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