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15th Sunday of the Year - Chosen & Empowered by God

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 07/12/2015

Daily Mass: Following Christ means forgiving each other show art Daily Mass: Following Christ means forgiving each other

Catholic Inspiration

Following Christ means that we are people who consistently and adamantly seek out opportunities to forgive. Forgiveness is essential...for our journey through this life and our admission to the next.

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Daily Mass: Practical advice about broken relationships show art Daily Mass: Practical advice about broken relationships

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Jesus offers practical advice for dealing with broken relationships in a way that is empowering and crucial for our personal growth.

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Daily Mass: God searches and saves us when we are lost show art Daily Mass: God searches and saves us when we are lost

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Jesus teaches that our heavenly Father rejoices whenever the lost are found and returned to safety. Here's a little hint: that means us.

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Daily Mass: To become like a grain of wheat show art Daily Mass: To become like a grain of wheat

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Like the grain of wheat that falls to the ground and dies to become a new and fruitful plant, we die to our sins and rise with Christ as a new creation filled with God's grace through the fruitful offering of our lives.

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19th Sunday of the Year: Facing our fears show art 19th Sunday of the Year: Facing our fears

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The fears shown by the disciples and Peter reveal a common human experience. How we face our fears - through our values and our faith - empowers us to live our lives with conviction and power.

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Daily Mass: Growing in grace and flourishing in faith show art Daily Mass: Growing in grace and flourishing in faith

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As the disciples struggle to cast out a demon from a small child, the Lord reminds them that all things are possible if we have a flourishing faith in the Him.

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Daily Mass: We take up the Cross of Christ show art Daily Mass: We take up the Cross of Christ

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Jesus teaches us that the path to eternal life requires us to take up our cross. During our lives we will make countless offerings to the Lord, and through these sacrifices we will experience the triumph of the Cross of Christ.

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The Transfiguration of the Lord show art The Transfiguration of the Lord

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Peter, James and John see Jesus in a moment of dazzling glory as the Lord prepares to journey on to Jerusalem for his Passion on the Cross. In our tough times may the Lord's light shine on our hearts to encourage us to stay the course.

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Daily Mass: An example of persistent faith show art Daily Mass: An example of persistent faith

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A mother repeatedly calls out to Jesus to cure her daughter from a demon. She is not Jewish and does not share the same cultural heritage, but the Lord heals her girl because of the persistent strength of her faith.

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Daily Mass: An insight from the prophet Jeremiah show art Daily Mass: An insight from the prophet Jeremiah

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The prophet Jeremiah states with blunt truthfulness the situation of the people of Israel, and at the same time shows them hope through the saving power of God.

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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:

  • Attitude
  • Effort
  • 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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