6th Sunday of the Year
Release Date: 02/15/2015
Mark's Gospel offers an exhortation from Christ to be watchful and alert, always ready to respond to the Lord's call.info_outline Daily Mass: Vigilance is crucial in the spiritual life
We bring the Liturgical Year to a close with a poignant reminder to remain vigilant at all times as we follow Jesus Christ through this life.info_outline Daily Mass: The new heaven and earth
The first reading from the Book of Revelation sums up the end time with judgment and the fullness of God's glory.info_outline Thanksgiving Day
Gratitude is a precious spiritual medicine which helps us truthfully and positively engage the gift of our lives, drawing us closer to the Lord and one another. Happy Thanksgiving Day!info_outline Daily Mass: Great and wonderful are your works, O Lord!
The angels in the first reading and all creation in the Psalm response proclaim the power and grandeur of God.info_outline Daily Mass: The Lord comes to judge the earth
The Psalm response reminds us that the Lord will come again to judge the world, and we are both challenged and consoled with this promise.info_outline Daily Mass: The value is measured by the sacrifice
The two small coins given by the poor widow are worth more in the sight of heaven because they came with a far greater sacrifice. Point: what kind of sacrifice to we make for our faith in Jesus Christ today?info_outline The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe
On this feast of our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of the Universe, we follow Him as our shepherd in this life...so that we will be ready to be judged by Him in the next.info_outline Daily Mass: Blessed be the Lord, my rock!
The Psalm response reminds us that our strength and conviction comes from the Lord, and upon this mighty rock we anchor our hope.info_outline Daily Mass: Let us build a house of prayer in our hearts
The Lord's presence in the Temple becomes a metaphor for our hearts. May we build up a worthy dwelling for Christ within our souls!info_outline
Suffering not only affects us individually, but relationally as well. The four categories described last week may touch our relationships in some of these ways:
- Body - illness separates us from touch and personal contact
- Mind - misunderstanding and doubt can drive us apart
- Heart - emotions can overwhelm our words & actions, dividing us
- Soul - evil alters our sense of values, right & wrong, separating us from others
Like the leper in the Gospel of Mark today, we can reclaim the healing we need in our lives and the relationships around us. Here are three things to consider:
- Acknowledge what is broken and wounded
- Actively seek to reconcile with one another
- Call up God for the help and strength we need for healing
February, 15, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci
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