15th Sunday of the Year - Chosen & Empowered by God
Release Date: 07/12/2015
The Gospel of Matthew shows Jesus sending out the Twelve Apostles, empowering them to carry out his work. Their example inspires us to offer our lives for the Lord's service today.info_outline Daily Mass: The Lord is my light and my salvation
Light is so important to us as we rely on our sense of sight. Yet there is also spiritual sight that guides us always...and so we welcome Christ our light!info_outline Daily Mass: Listen, act and trust in the Lord!
The first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew inspire us to trust in the Lord as we listen to Christ and act on his word.info_outline Daily Mass: As disciples of Jesus Christ, we know our destination
The readings today all point to a time of fulfillment and hope. The "mountain of the Lord" or the "house of the Lord" or even the healing and restoration made possible by Jesus...it all looks to our final destination where the Lord Jesus Christ reigns supreme!info_outline Daily Mass: The call of St. Andrew the Apostle
As Jesus calls Andrew to follow after him, we are reminded that the Lord's call echoes in every generation...inviting us to draw near to Christ as we invite others to join us along the way.info_outline Daily Mass: We are under the authority of Jesus Christ
The centurion in the Gospel of Matthew reveals his trust in the healing power of Jesus Christ. Familiar with the role of authority, this soldier places himself under the command of Jesus...giving us a powerful example of how we offer our lives in the service of the Lord.info_outline Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent
Here's a quick look at the themes for the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.info_outline 1st Sunday of Advent: May God's love abound in our hearts
The exhortation in the First Letter of St. Paul to the Thessalonians inspires us to cultivate hearts that are full of God's love. What a great way to enter into the season of Advent!info_outline Daily Mass: Be vigilant and pray!
When the going gets tough, the tough get praying! Our help is in the Lord, and we are invited to be vigilant in our prayer as we face the challenges before us.info_outline Daily Mass: Paying attention to the changes in our lives
Jesus uses a fig tree as an example of paying attention to the changes around us. This is true for what we see in nature and discover in our hearts.info_outline
Both Amos and the Apostles are chosen by God and empowered to do amazing things. The tasks set before them are difficult and challenging - obstacles that will test them. The Letter to Ephesians reminds us, however, that God chooses us as well! Here are three points to help us face the struggles of life:
- Stay close to Jesus Christ
May the words of the Scriptures and the examples of the saints inspire us to engage the obstacles of life with God's grace!
July 12, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com
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