Tag Archives: Love

Daily Mass: Love your enemies. Catholic Inspiration

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Perhaps one of the most demanding teachings of Christ, the passage from Matthew’s Gospel challenges us to put this command of God to the toughest test, as we love the hardest group of all…our enemies.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 11th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Return evil with good. Catholic Inspiration

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Jesus continues his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount with a reminder that we are called to offer a response to evil that is worthy of heaven.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 11th Week of the Year

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The Immaculate Heart of Mary. Catholic Inspiration

The feast today offers us an insight into what happens to our hearts when we embrace God’s love. The intensity of Mary’s love in light of her “Yes!” to God indicates that the love of Christ will transform us in ways beyond our wildest imagination.

Mass Readings – The Immaculate Heart of Mary

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus. Catholic Inspiration

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This feast draws us into the awesome mystery of God’s unconditional love for us…inspiring us to embrace this love into our hearts and let it flow through our lives.

Mass Readings – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Daily Mass: A joyous moment for Tobit. Catholic Inspiration

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The Book of Tobit, Part IV – Tobit is healed and reunited with his son and daughter-in-law.

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

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The Holy Trinity. Catholic Inspiration

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The relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is a communion of love which speaks to our hearts in the aftermath of these last 15 months. In our moments of isolation, tension and stress, may we turn to the Holy Trinity for the grace we need to foster unity in our hearts and with one another.

Mass Readings – The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity

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Daily Mass: Our love for the Lord leads us to follow his path. Catholic Inspiration

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The three-fold exchange between Jesus and Peter reveals the Lord’s desire to both meet us where we are and challenge us to grow. Our love for the Lord will thus lead us to follow him with greater intensity as we open our hearts and offer our lives.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 7th Week of Easter

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6th Sunday of Easter: We share the love we have received from Christ. Catholic Inspiration

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The Lord’s command to love one another requires us to open our hearts to His love first. Simply put, the closer we are to Christ the easier it is for us to share His love with the people in our lives.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Daily Mass: Following Christ means we will encounter conflict. Catholic Inspiration

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John’s Gospel offers sobering words to prepare us for the conflict that we will encounter as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 5th Week of Easter

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Study, Pray, Serve: 6th Sunday of Easter

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Study: What do the readings say?

Pray: What do the readings say to me?

Serve: What do the readings make me do or say…today?

Let’s take a look at some of the major themes in the Scripture readings for the 6th Week of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48

  • The Holy Spirit comes upon Cornelius and other Gentiles, and Peter has them all baptized.
  • Note: usually the Spirit comes after one is baptized; here it occurs before.

Psalm 98:1,2-3,3-4

  • The earth offers a joyful song of praise for the salvation of God.
  • The Lord’s victory is revealed through his kindness, justice and and faithfulness.

2nd Reading – 1 John 4:7-10

  • We love one another because love is of God.
  • Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
  • God sent his Son into the world, because God loves us.

Gospel – John 15:9-17

  • Our love for God leads us to keep his commandments.
  • We have been chosen by God to keep his commandment to love one another and bear (spiritual) fruit that will remain.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Note: This post was first published on May 3, 2021.