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Daily Mass: Whom do you serve, God or mammon? Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 31st Week of the Year

The Lord teaches us in the Gospel of Luke to serve God, not things.  Our possessions in this life are simply tools that we use to help us love the Lord and one another.


Daily Mass: Be prepared and act accordingly. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 29th Week of the Year (Sts. John Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues)

The Gospel of Luke challenges us to live up to the faith we have received: “Much will be required to the person entrusted with much.”


Daily Mass: Our response to God’s gift. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 21st Week of the Year

Three people were given gifts, but their responses were different – reminding us that while we all receive different blessings in this life, the Lord asks that we use them to the best of our ability.


Daily Mass: How do we use our possessions? Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Daily Mass Homily Podcast

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

Stuff.  It’s all around us, and how we use it says a lot about our faith and values.  May we call upon the Lord for the wisdom and guidance to use our possessions wisely and well.


18th Sunday of the Year: An antidote against greed. Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s Homily Podcast

Mass Readings – 18th Sunday of the Year

An antidote that guards against greed contains Gratitude, Contentment, Stewardship, Generosity, and Prayer.  May we take a daily dose and live our lives with the grace of our faith in Christ.


18th Sunday of the Year – Guard against greed

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Study: Are there situations in life where you find greed present?  Ask yourself what is the source of this excessive hunger for more.

Pray: Call upon the Lord for the grace to use your resources wisely.

Serve:  How can you be generous with your life today?

Mass Readings – 18th Sunday of the Year

The Lord cautions us to “guard against all greed” in the Gospel today, yet another reminder of the timeless power of our faith to speak to the human heart.  Let’s take a moment to break down some common aspects of greed:

  • Self-centered, focusing on “what I want”
  • Excessive, always wanting more
  • Applies to a wide variety of human wants – money, fame, power, food, etc.

Greed disregards the needs of others as the individual focuses entirely on self.  Seeking more and more, it pushes other things aside in a quest to acquire.  And while we often associate greed with money, the Lord’s warning against all forms of greed is apt…we can be greedy about so many things!

So what’s the cure?  How do we combat greed in our lives?  Here are some key ingredients:

  • Gratitude – being thankful for what we have
  • Contentment – seeing the blessings in our lives
  • Stewardship – using wisely the resources in our care
  • Generosity – sharing the gifts of life with those in need
  • Prayer – fostering our relationship with God, the source of all gifts

By weaving these elements into our lives we cultivate a perspective that sees all resources as gifts from God that are to be used wisely and well.  We have been richly blessed by the Lord!  May we live and share our lives in such a way that Christ’s love shines through all that we do.

 


32nd Sunday of the Year – Giving Generously, as God Gives to Us – Catholic Inspiration

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Fr. Andrew’s 32nd Sunday of the Year Homily Podcast

It’s all about blessings.  God lavishes graces and blessings upon us…let’s take time to acknowledge them!  And then out of gratitude…let’s consider how we might be a blessing to others!  Consider today how we might share our time, talent, and treasure to bless the life of another…drawing us closer to the Lord and one another.