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Daily Mass: Do we seek the darkness or the light in others? Catholic Inspiration

Jonah’s dark response to the repentance of the people of Nineveh reveals a trap that lurks in our hearts: the desire to see others suffer for their sins. Yes, there will be natural consequences, but the Lord came to bring us healing and hope; will we do the same?

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

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Daily Mass: Our ongoing call to repent. Catholic Inspiration

Jonah’s message of repentance transformed the people of Nineveh. We, too, can be changed as we acknowledge each day whatever keeps us from the love of Jesus Christ, repenting of our sins and receiving God’s grace.

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

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28th Sunday of the Year: Healing the body and the soul.

Study:  Reflect on a time when you experienced healing.  Who helped you?

Pray:  Pray for the sick, especially those that you know.

Serve:  How can you help be an agent of healing today?  What circumstances or situations can you address to (re)connect others?

Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year

Both Elisha and Jesus heal lepers in the 1st Reading & Gospel today.  Take a moment to note these points about the encounter between Jesus and the 10 lepers in the Gospel of Luke:

  1. They are not Jewish, but Samaritans
  2. Leprosy kept them isolated from other people
  3. After their healing only one returns to say thanks
  4. Their physical healing allows them to draw near to others again

Leprosy was (and still is) a horrible disease.  Not only did it cause physical hardship as the body wasted away, but it separated lepers from loved ones in order to prevent them from catching the same sickness.

The encounter with Jesus changes this.  The Lord not only restores their physical health, but at the same time he also returns them to their families and friends.  They have their lives restored in body, heart and soul.

The sense of gratitude expressed by the leper who thanks Jesus touches two key points:  First, he expresses gratitude for what God has done.  Second, he is able to touch Jesus – something that he couldn’t do before because of the disease.  This sense of thankfulness and connection reveals what can happen when we open our hearts to the Lord.

So where do you need healing in your life today?  May we call upon the Lord with grateful hearts, as we seek healing…body & soul.

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Note: This post was first published on October 4, 2016.


27th Sunday of the Year: Stir into flame the gift of faith. Catholic Inspiration

The Second Letter to Timothy inspires us to take the gift of faith and stir it into flame, realizing that this task requires daily attention and effort.

Mass Readings – 27th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: It’s not us, but the Lord working through us. Catholic Inspiration

As the disciples return praising God for the power they used in the name of Jesus, the Lord reveals this power as the fulfillment of God’s plan for salvation history. Our task today? To continue to let Jesus work through the daily offering of our lives.

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 26th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: The Church in the world. Catholic Inspiration

As Jesus extends his authority to the disciples, we discover that the Church – the successor of these same disciples – has been given an opportunity and a responsibility to carry out the Lord’s Mission today.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 26th Week of the Year (St. Francis of Assisi)

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Daily Mass: God works through us! Catholic Inspiration

The sending of the seventy-two disciples in the Gospel of Luke reveals the Lord’s openness to work through people, even as he empowers and support their efforts. Christ does the same for us!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 26th Week of the Year

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