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30th Sunday of the Year: It’s all about Love.

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Study:  Reflect on some people who live their faith through their loving thoughts, words, and actions.

Pray:  Is there a person or situation in your life that calls for greater charity?  Ask the Lord for the wisdom and guidance to do it.

Serve:  Is there someone in your life right now who would benefit from your time, attention, and/or effort?  How can you help?

Mass Readings – 30th Sunday of the Year

What is the central and most important part of being a Christian? What should be the focus around which we build our lives?

The answer is explicit: LOVE.

Jesus takes the two commands, love of God and love of neighbor and links them as the heart of the Christian message – from which the teaching of the entire Scriptures finds its soul. Love is the sign of the Church, it is the proof of faith, and it is the reality which reveals to others the depth of our commitment as disciples of Jesus Christ.

But what do these commands mean for us? After all, the question for each of us is “How does the law of Love affect me? How do these commands shape my life?”
I look at this from three different angles:

* By how I THINK.
* By how I SPEAK.
* By how I ACT.

In other words, do my thoughts, words, and actions reveal the law of love in my life? When I look at myself in each of these areas do I measure up with the commands of Jesus?

Imagine that each of these parts of life could be made into a movie. I see myself watching “The Thoughts of Fr. Andrew,” followed by “The Words of Fr. Andrew,” and then “The Actions of Fr. Andrew.” Do I like what I see on the screen?

When we come to the end of our lives, I doubt if many of us will wish we had worked more, or earned more money, or bought more things. In the end I expect most of us will wish we had spent more time loving the people in our lives – through what we thought, said, and did.

This love, which comes from God, is intended for us to share while we are here on earth. Our faith tells us that one day the Lord will call us home. On that day may we find ourselves prepared; having loved one another in this life we will then step into eternal Love in the Kingdom of Heaven.

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Note: This blog was first published on October 20, 2014. 


Daily Mass: Love God and Neighbor? Show your work! Catholic Inspiration

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The great commandment to love God and neighbor is a crucial component to follow Jesus Christ. Our task: to demonstrate daily in thought, word and deed that we are putting it into practice.

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

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Daily Mass: God’s love in the face of riots, looting and fear. Catholic Inspiration

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The stress and tension of the recent riots, compounded by COVID-19 concerns, reveals the crucial need to carry out the love of Christ that we hear about in the Gospel of Mark today.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 9th Week of the Year

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6th Sunday of Easter: God’s command to love transforms our lives. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus commands us to love as a demonstration for our love for Him. As we put the Lord’s example into practice, we discover countless opportunities today to help us thrive with the love of Christ.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: Loving God and neighbor in the context of COVID-19. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus teaches in Mark’s Gospel that the greatest commandments are about loving God and one another. In these current times with COVID-19 we have incredible opportunities to put these two commandments into practice.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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Daily Mass: Our love for God is revealed in our love for each other. Catholic Inspiration

The First Letter of John cuts through any warm and fuzzy notions of love with a decisive evaluation: we reveal our love for God through our love for one another. May this practical test guide and direct our actions, powered by the love of Christ.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Epiphany

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Daily Mass: God loves us and commands us to love one another. Catholic Inspiration

The First Letter of St. John offers a beautiful and moving reflection on how God’s love moves in and through us into the world. May the Lord’s love flow through us today!

Mass Readings – Wednesday after Epiphany

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Christmas Eve: A gift we can give to the Lord. Catholic Inspiration

Have you ever tried to get a gift for “the person who has everything” and been frustrated in the process? Everything we have comes from God…everything! The Lord needs nothing from us, but asks for only one thing: a loving heart that reaches out to others.

Merry Christmas!

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24th Sunday of the Year: To love without limit. Catholic Inspiration

The parable of the Prodigal Son is well known, yet when we reflect on the depth of the father’s love we are challenged to live up to this incredible standard: to love without limit.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Love, the Greatest Commandment. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus, the Master Teacher, offers brilliant clarity in teaching about the great commandment to love God and one another. The teaching is simple and direct; the challenge is living out this commandment each and every day.

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

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