16th Sunday of the Year - A Shepherd Who Cares for the Sheep
Release Date: 07/19/2015
Both the Letter to the Ephesians and the Gospel of Matthew offer insights into how the Lord calls us (with all our imperfections) in various ways, giving us the grace we need for the work entrusted to our care.info_outline Daily Mass: Walking with Jesus
The followers of Jesus reveal a microcosm of the Church, inviting us (however wounded or sinful) to walk with the Lord today.info_outline Daily Mass: Sin, forgiveness and God's love
The interaction between Jesus and the woman in the Gospel of Luke reveals the healing power of God's love when we receive the Lord's forgiveness for our sins.info_outline Daily Mass: Are we finding fault or fostering faith?
Life presents us a variety of situations - good, bad and ugly - and often we can be tempted to look for the failures and limitations of those around us. Rather than finding fault we have the opportunity to foster our faith as we seek God's presence is all aspects of our lives.info_outline Daily Mass: I tell you, arise!
The encounter between Jesus and the widow reveals the compassion and power of the Lord. Christ continues to reach out to us with this same loving grace and urges us to rise up in newness of life.info_outline 24th Sunday of the Year: To love without limit
The parable of the Prodigal Son is well known, yet when we reflect on the depth of the father's love we are challenged to live up to this incredible standard: to love without limit.info_outline 23rd Sunday of the Year: Take up your Cross and follow Christ
The Lord makes it clear that unless we take up our Cross we cannot be his disciples. Christ - who was victorious over his Cross - will give us the grace we need to face our own.info_outline Daily Mass: The Cross is a sign of God's love
John 3:16 is one of the most famous and beloved verses in the Bible. Yet do we believe that God loves us so much that he sent his only Son for our salvation? And if we do, are we willing to allow this love to reshape our hearts?info_outline
There are moments in life when we need a little help. We encounter situations and circumstances that are more than we can handle. As Jesus looked upon the crowds in the Gospel today he saw their needs and took pity on them. His response reminds us of two important considerations today:
- What needs do we have today? What are we asking for from the Lord?
- Who needs help in our lives today? How can we offer help to another?
Christ not only helped others, but he empowered the Apostles to do the same. May we acknowledge our need for the Lord and respond to the needs of those who God sets before us.
July 19, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com
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