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24th Sunday of the Year: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus makes it clear that to follow him means that we will carry a cross. As we confront whatever is hard and difficult in our lives today, may we open our hearts to God’s grace at work within us…trusting that the one who was victorious over his cross will transform our own as well.

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

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Study, Pray, Serve: 24th Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the key themes in readings for the 24th Week of the Year.

1st Reading – Isaiah 50:5-9a

  • The prophet physically suffers from the abuse of others.
  • God is a source of help and strength in time of trial.

Psalm – 116:1-6,8-9

  • “I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.”
  • The Lord strengthens us in our moments of distress and sorrow when we call for help.

2nd Reading – James 2:14-18

  • Faith in God without works is dead.
  • Rather, the works that we do which give witness to our faith in God.

Gospel 8:27-35

  • Christ asks the disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” and Peter gets it right when he answers, “You are the Christ.”
  • After Christ explains that he will suffer and be killed, the Lord rebukes Peter for not thinking like God.
  • Jesus teaches, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”

Mass Readings – 24th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Our faith is a matter of life and death. Catholic Inspiration

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Both Moses and Jesus speak of a faith that pertains to matters of life and death. May our Lenten journey empower us to embrace the gift of God as we live our lives for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Ash Wednesday

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Daily Mass: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s invitation to “Take up your cross” challenges us to see the struggles we face as a participation in the saving work of Christ. As we embrace our crosses may we also trust in God’s grace for the strength we need.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 6th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

Jesus speaks in direct and blunt language: to be a disciple means that we follow His example as we take up our Cross and follow Him.  What’s more, the Cross is far more than simple suffering; when we take up our Cross we commit our lives to the service, care and compassion of others…just as Christ offered His life for our salvation.

Mass Readings – Thursday after Ash Wednesday

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Daily Mass: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

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Mass Readings – Thursday after Ash Wednesday

The Lord invites us to follow Him and take up our Cross as we crucify selfishness and sin.  As we repent and embrace the Good News, may we draw strength from the one who offers us the wisdom and direction to find our way.

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Daily Mass: Take up your Cross. Catholic Inspiration

Station - Jesus takes his Cross

Mass Readings – Friday of the 6th Week of the Year

Jesus invites us to “take up our Cross” and follow him.  While God does not will suffering, the Lord permits it for the sake of a far greater commandment: Love one another.  As we carry our crosses today, we do so out of love for one another, as the Lord – who shows his love on the Cross – loves us.

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