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Daily Mass: God's grace gives us hope

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 03/23/2020

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St. Peter and St. Paul remain true to the Lord even though they will be imprisoned and killed. May their example inspire us to choose Christ when all other choices have been taken away.

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The contrast between the unity that Christ prays for and the uproar around St. Paul reveals our constant need to seek out ways to grow closer together through the love of God.

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St. Paul's farewell expresses his heartfelt commitment to the people of Ephesus - heart and mind, body and soul - as he gave them his very best during his three years among them.

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St. Paul speaks plainly about the imprisonment and hardships that await him, yet his courage to face his Cross inspires us to pick up our own.

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Paul and Apollos both had important tasks to do at different times and different cities; our lives uniquely build up the Body of Christ when we offer our lives and call upon the Holy Spirit for guidance.

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The feast of the Ascension teaches us key spiritual insights about ourselves and the Lord. May this day inspire us to embrace our faith - strengthened by Christ - as we face our own challenges and grow in God's grace.

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As St. Paul's missionary activity expands, we hear how new people are drawn into greater roles and responsibilities, including Aquila, Priscilla and Apollos. Question: how is God calling each of us today?

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How important it is for us to hear the words "Do not be afraid!" As St. Paul was encouraged to let go of fear, we are also directed to live our faith in the face of every trial.

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St. Paul's time and energy in Corinth reveal the powerful opportunity he had to share the Gospel. When the chance presents itself in our lives, may we respond with the same intensity as we witness our faith in Christ.

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St. Paul's rejection in Athens reminds us that we, too, will encounter mocking and ridicule for our faith in Christ. When it happens may we recall that we are in good company! Just remember: we never know how a single a word we say can lift someone up and lead them to the Lord.

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The Scripture readings today all reference human hardship: suffering, battle and illness. Yet through it all we have hope as we see how God gives us the grace we need to overcome these challenges every time we turn to Christ.

March 23, 2020 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com