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19th Sunday of the Year - Dependence on God

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 08/09/2015

Daily Mass: A question about divorce show art Daily Mass: A question about divorce

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The topic of divorce surfaces in an attempt to trap Jesus, giving us an insight into an issue that has been part of the history of humanity from the very beginning. It's a tender topic that invites us to do what we can to strengthen marriage, while also helping people heal when the relationship is broken.

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

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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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Every breath we take is sustained by the will of God.  Our dependence upon the Almighty can help us in two key ways:

  1. Recognize our challenges, and ask the Lord for the help we need.
  2. Count our blessings, turning to Christ with grateful hearts.

In our need we draw strength from the Bread of Life - who gives us what we need to face each day!

August 9, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - studyprayserve.com

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