Tag Archives: Wisdom

Daily Mass: Using wealth wisely. Catholic Inspiration

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How we spend our money says a lot about our values and priorities. The Letter of James weighs in on the topic, warning us of the consequences if we fail to use wealth wisely.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 7th Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: How fruitful is my life? Catholic Inspiration

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The first reading offers practical advice to help us evaluate the spiritual state of our souls. Do we find bitterness, jealousy, or self-ambition? Instead, may we cultivate the fruits of the Spirit, a true harvest that comes from Heaven.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 7th Week of the Year


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St. Peter Damian, pray for us!

Daily Mass: The queen of Sheba visits Solomon. Catholic Inspiration

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The queen of Sheba seeks out Solomon to listen to his responses to her questions. Her search for wisdom gently reminds us to draw near to those who help us grow in knowledge and insight.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 5th Week of the Year


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Daily Mass: Solomon prays for wisdom. Catholic Inspiration

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In response to God’s prompting, Solomon prays for wisdom so that he can govern the people with justice and integrity. May we call upon the Lord for wisdom in our own lives as well!

Mass Readings – Saturday of the 4th Week of the Year


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St. Agatha, pray for us!

Daily Mass: David’s final words to Solomon. Catholic Inspiration

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David’s final words to his son, Solomon, are filled with wisdom and trust in the Lord; furthermore, they remind us that there are moments in our lives when we are capable of heartfelt sincerity with those we love.

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 4th Week of the Year


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St. Blaise and St. Ansgar, pray for us!

Study, Pray, Serve: 28th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the key themes in the readings for this 28th Sunday of the Year.

1st Reading – Wisdom 7:7-11

  • The prayer is for wisdom, preferred and regarded above all other things.
  • A life with wisdom is a blessed life.

Psalm – 90:12-17

  • “Fill us with your love, O Lord, and we will sing for joy!”
  • We put God first in our lives and all other parts of life come into focus.

2nd Reading – Hebrews 4:12-13

  • The Word of God is living and effective, discerning reflections and thoughts of the heart.
  • All is known to God, and one day we will render an account of our lives.

Gospel – Mark 10:17-30

  • A man – faithful to all the commandments – goes away from Jesus sad because he could not give up his possessions.
  • While this is hard to do, when we trust in God all things are possible.

Mass Readings – 28th Sunday of the Year


Daily Mass: Sound, spiritual advice. Catholic Inspiration

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Sometimes the daily Mass readings are nuggets of wisdom that can guide us in direct and practical ways. The reading from Colossians and the Gospel of Luke are perfect examples today. Enjoy and savor them!

Mass Readings – Thursday of the 23rd Week of the Year


St. Peter Claver…pray for us!

Daily Mass: The Ten Commandments. Catholic Inspiration

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The Ten Commandments have been a source of profound insight for thousands of years, guiding both spiritual and cultural precepts for human hearts. May we put this teaching into practice today, directing our lives in service for the Lord.

Mass Readings – Friday of the 16th Week of the Year


Daily Mass: Listening to the prompting of God. Catholic Inspiration

When we are tempted to overthink a situation and make things more complicated than necessary, may the example of Naaman and the people Nazareth wake us up to turn to the Lord for guidance and insight.

Mass Readings – Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent


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32nd Sunday of the Year: God’s wisdom for the world. Catholic Inspiration

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Both the first reading and the Gospel reveal how Wisdom is a precious treasure that can help us prudently prepare to face the uncertainty of life. May we pray for the gift of this virtue, especially when we find ourselves dealing with change and difficulty.

Mass Readings – 32nd Sunday of the Year

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