2nd Sunday of Lent
Release Date: 03/01/2015
The Lord uses a teachable moment to transform the pettiness of the disciples into an opportunity to conform their lives to his example.info_outline Monday Conversation: A season of Lent that shakes our souls
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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
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The sacrifice of Isaac sounds truly terrible - that someone would offer their only beloved son. It assaults our sense of goodness, human dignity, and respect...and this is an accurate assessment.
And yet this is exactly what God did for us. The Father offers his beloved son as a sacrifice. A working definition for "sacrifice" may be:
"to give up something because we believe in something greater"
Simply put, the depth of our sacrifices reveals the extent of our values, convictions, and love. It is the love, revealed in the transfigured glory of Christ, which inspires us to offer our lives as a sacrifice for others.
March 1, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci
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