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2nd Sunday of Advent: Repent and prepare for Lord

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 12/08/2019

Daily Mass: Jesus calls sinners (thank God!) show art Daily Mass: Jesus calls sinners (thank God!)

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The call of Levi offers us hope. As Jesus calls and reaches outs to sinners, we know that the Lord lovingly calls us - in spite of our sins - to follow him along the path of new life.

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Daily Mass: Faith, Forgiveness and Healing show art Daily Mass: Faith, Forgiveness and Healing

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The healing of the paralytic in Caparnaum reveals the connections between faith, forgiveness and healing. May our faith grow each day as we draw closer to the Lord and one another.

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Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we are show art Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we are

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As Jesus heals the leper we comprehend an important truth: the Lord meets us where we are - in our brokenness and frailty - and helps us grow in newness of life. Simply put, we become more when we are touched by Christ.

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Daily Mass: An encounter with Jesus is a healing encounter show art Daily Mass: An encounter with Jesus is a healing encounter

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As Jesus heals a number of people in Capernaum, we see a fundamental aspect of his earthly ministry: the power to make us healthy and whole.

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Daily Mass: Christ's power over evil show art Daily Mass: Christ's power over evil

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The Lord casts out an evil spirit which recognizes Jesus in the synagogue in Capernaum, revealing his power and authority over Satan's realm.

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The Baptism of the Lord show art The Baptism of the Lord

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The baptism of Jesus recalls the gift of our own baptism and how our lives are now configured to Christ. May we live this great gift as we put our faith into practice.

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Daily Mass: Christ must increase in our hearts show art Daily Mass: Christ must increase in our hearts

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The words of John Baptist remind us of a crucial spiritual point, "He must increase, I must decrease." May we seek to let Christ increase his rule in our hearts each and every day.

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Daily Mass: The compassion of Jesus show art Daily Mass: The compassion of Jesus

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As Jesus heals the leper in the Gospel of Luke, we witness the profound compassion of the Lord, who longs for our TOTAL healing - body, mind, heart and soul. May we draw near to Christ for this healing and in turn seek to be agents of healing whenever possible.

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Daily Mass: Our love for God is revealed in our love for each other show art Daily Mass: Our love for God is revealed in our love for each other

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The First Letter of John cuts through any warm and fuzzy notions of love with a decisive evaluation: we reveal our love for God through our love for one another. May this practical test guide and direct our actions, powered by the love of Christ.

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Daily Mass: God loves us and commands us to love one another show art Daily Mass: God loves us and commands us to love one another

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The First Letter of St. John offers a beautiful and moving reflection on how God's love moves in and through us into the world. May the Lord's love flow through us today!

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John the Baptist speaks with fiery eloquence, urging the people to prepare for the one who will baptize with fire. In light of his words, may we take the opportunity today to honestly reflect on our lives and confess our sins in preparation for the coming of Christ.

December 8, 2019 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com