Christian in a Changing World - Finding our Way
Release Date: 02/23/2015
The Lord's invitation to "Take up your cross" challenges us to see the struggles we face as a participation in the saving work of Christ. As we embrace our crosses may we also trust in God's grace for the strength we need.info_outline Daily Mass: Show no partiality
The Letter of James continues to poke at our conscience with timeless wisdom, this time about how material wealth can tempt us to treat others in a wide variety of ways. May we focus on the person and not the bling!info_outline Daily Mass: Practical advice from the Letter of James
The Letter of James offers some rich insight into speech, anger and action. May we take a moment to reflect on these areas of our lives as we discern how our faith can guide us.info_outline Daily Mass: Facing our temptations
The Letter of James gives crucial insight into the nature of temptation. As we encounter our own temptations, may we never tire of calling upon God for the grace we need to face them.info_outline 6th Sunday of the Year: The power of our choices
The Scriptures this weekend offer many aspects of the nature of our human choices. May our faith in Christ and solid common sense help us to choose wisely as we journey through this life!info_outline Daily Mass: Lessons learned from a miracle of fishes and loaves
The miracle of the fishes and loaves in Mark's Gospel reveals several insights about Jesus that can guide us as we follow the Lord today.info_outline Daily Mass: The healing power of Jesus Christ
The Lord's healing miracle in the Gospel of Mark illustrates how we are called to continue Christ's healing ministry in our lives today.info_outline Daily Mass: A strong and steadfast faith
The response of the Greek woman to Jesus on behalf of her daughter shows us the power of a strong and steadfast faith. May we foster our relationship with the Lord as we put our faith into practice.info_outline Daily Mass: Facing the darkness in our hearts
As Jesus speaks of the darkness found in the human heart, we are invited to face the sin that lurks within us...trusting in the Lord's light to overcome it.info_outline Daily Mass: Solomon's prayer
Solomon's prayer over the newly built Temple shows us the power of a place to draw our hearts to God. May these words inspire us - at church or at home - to call upon the Lord in the places where we dwell.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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