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Daily Mass: The Pain of Divorce

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 05/21/2016

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David's leadership, effort and strength is affirmed by the people who acknowledge him as king.

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St. Paul uses the example of the body to teach unity in the midst of diversity.  We all have something to offer...and we all have something to learn from those around us.  May we work together - offering our best - to strengthen the Body of Christ. January 22, 2022 - St. William Catholic Church - Foxboro, WI Fr. Andrew Ricci -  

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David's lament for Saul and Jonathan reveals the complex nature of our grief. Saul's mix of good and bad qualities illustrate how we can mourn the loss of people that we meet in the messiness of life. In our own complicated moments of grief may we turn to the Lord and trust that Christ will untangle the knots.

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While being hunted by Saul, David prevents his men from harming the king in a cave. His restraint offers us a powerful example of how we repay evil with good.

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After his victory over Goliath, David quickly becomes a favorite among the people, and his popularity leads a jealous Saul to consider how to kill him.

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The battle of David and Goliath illustrates the classic "underdog" theme of victory in the face of impossible odds. Yet David makes it clear that his triumph is not his own doing, for he has put his hope in the Lord.

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Samuel observes the sons of Jesse to determine who will be anointed king, but the Lord reminds the prophet that God sees beyond the surface and gazes directly into our hearts.

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After his victory over the Amalekites, Saul does not carry out the command of the Lord, and his choice will lead to his rejection as king. May we honestly acknowledge our own shortcomings as call upon Christ today.

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Here are some of the central themes in the readings for the 3rd Sunday of the Year.

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The reality of divorce touches all of us.  What's more, the Gospel reading today reminds us that divorce has been issue from the very beginning.  In the messy and difficult moments of life, may our faith give us strength to build up marriage and help comfort those who are struggling with divorce.

May 20, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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