Tag Archives: Love

Daily Mass: Choose the narrow path of God’s love. Catholic Inspiration

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Loving God and others – especially when we find ourselves in difficult moments – challenges us to stretch and grow. Welcome to the narrow gate that leads to eternal life.

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

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus reveals a love beyond our comprehension yet accessible every time we let go of our ego and embrace Him.

Mass Readings – Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Holy Trinity offers us a path to move forward in unity. Catholic Inspiration

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COVID-19 taught us about the challenges of isolation, loneliness, anxiety and fear; the recent riots have brought to light the undercurrents of anger, hatred and opportunism. Our path forward must consider the need for unity…something that lies at the heart of the Most Holy Trinity.

Mass Readings – The Most Holy Trinity

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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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6th Sunday of Easter: The Great Commandment to Love.

Study:  Recall the people in life who have loved us unconditionally.  How did their love help you change and grow?

Pray:  Ask the Lord for the grace to recognize the people in our midst we are called to love.

Serve:  Love takes many forms.  What can I do today for another person out of love?

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

For the last few weeks our lives have been disrupted – in great and small ways – by COVID-19. Our “normal” routines and expectations have been cast aside as we have made changes in response to this health threat.

And while this change is substantial, it is good to remember that we are constantly making adjustments to our lives. Nothing stays the same, and in the changes we face we discover new opportunities to grow.

Change is a part of life.  Through our experiences and encounters we develop and discover new perspectives and resources within our lives.  Change happens when we open our hearts to those around us and put into action our new insights.

In the Gospel Jesus states that to love him means to keep his commandments.  There are two:
1.  Love God
2.  Love one another.

It is important to note that these commands are not just about being busy.  To love means to be in relationship with others; love invites us to grow in our awareness and understanding for one another.  This knowledge leads to greater respect and value for all life.

In the Gospel love is a verb.  It must be acted upon, practiced, and carried out in all parts of life.  To love means to work at a relationship – and thus be open to spend the time and effort necessary.

Yet when we open our hearts to love we are changed.  As we experience love, as we work at it, we discover that our hearts get stretched.  We become challenged to grow, to make room so that we can love more deeply, more completely.

Jesus promises that we will have help.  As we open our lives to the power of love, the Spirit will come to help us and guide us.  Transformed by love, we trust that God will continue to direct us, until the cycle of love and change brings us one day to the Kingdom of Heaven.

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4th Sunday of Easter: We follow the call of the Shepherd. Catholic Inspiration

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Psalm 23 proclaims “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.” Through love, knowledge and action we draw near to our Shepherd and are guided by Him on our journey through life.

Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: O God, be merciful to me a sinner. Catholic Inspiration

The prophet Hosea and Jesus offer words encouraging us to acknowledge humbly our sins and turn to the Lord for mercy and compassion.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 3rd Week of Lent

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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: The overwhelming mercy of God. Catholic Inspiration

The first reading from Micah, Psalm Response and the Gospel of Luke offer beautiful insights into the mercy and compassion of God.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 2nd Week of Lent

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