Christian in a Changing World - Finding our Way
Release Date: 02/23/2015
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 Daily Mass: The sadness that comes from our sins
As Jesus looks upon the city of Jerusalem, he weeps for the destruction that will come. May the Lord's sorrow for our sins move us to repent of the evil in our hearts.info_outline Daily Mass: What are we doing with our lives?
The Gospel parable today raises the challenging question, "What are we doing with our lives?" We have been given so much, how do our lives proclaim the great chorus of Heaven - Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts!info_outline Daily Mass: Jesus meets us where we are, and leads us!
The interaction between Jesus and Zacchaeus is a blend of both humor and seriousness. A short rich man climbing trees to see Jesus? A thoughtful, committed man who has a change of heart? The point is that in the total mix of human life, Jesus meets us where we are...and leads us!info_outline Daily Mass: Christ helps us to see clearly
For most people, sight is a crucial sense which we rely on consistently to understand and respond to the world around us. May we call upon the Lord for the sight we need to see the path from this life to the next.info_outline
This is the 1st of 3 presentations given at a Parish Mission on February 22-24, 2015 at Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. Using the "Fruits of the Spirit" that St. Paul writes about in Galatians 5:22-23, we can look for these signs in our journey of faith: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self-Control. We look for these "fruits" in four regions of our lives:
- WHAT do I do with the "stuff" in my life?
- WHO are the people in my life?
- HOW do I behave?
- WHY do I do what I do?
As we look for the signs of the Spirit in our lives, we can quickly and clearly observe God's hand at work in our hearts.
February 22, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci
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