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Daily Mass: Our Response and Preparation

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 08/18/2016

Daily Mass: As disciples of Jesus Christ, we know our destination show art Daily Mass: As disciples of Jesus Christ, we know our destination

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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!

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Daily Mass: The call of St. Andrew the Apostle show art Daily Mass: The call of St. Andrew the Apostle

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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.

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Daily Mass: We are under the authority of Jesus Christ show art Daily Mass: We are under the authority of Jesus Christ

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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.

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent show art Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Advent

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Here's a quick look at the themes for the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent.

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1st Sunday of Advent: May God's love abound in our hearts show art 1st Sunday of Advent: May God's love abound in our hearts

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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!

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Daily Mass: Be vigilant and pray! show art Daily Mass: Be vigilant and pray!

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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.

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Daily Mass: Paying attention to the changes in our lives show art Daily Mass: Paying attention to the changes in our lives

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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.

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Thanksgiving Day show art Thanksgiving Day

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There are some options for the readings today, but a common theme is appropriate: What are you thankful for today? Start with God...and keep going!

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Daily Mass: The spiritual life requires perseverance show art Daily Mass: The spiritual life requires perseverance

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The spiritual life is not easy, and the Gospel of Luke today makes it clear that perseverance is a crucial component in the life of faith. Hang in there!

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Daily Mass: How will we give praise to God today? show art Daily Mass: How will we give praise to God today?

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The response today (taken from the Book of Daniel) reveals all creation giving praise to God. How will we echo this refrain in our lives today?

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To respond to a call is one thing, to come prepared with one's best effort is another.  As we follow the Lord's call we renew our hearts to give God our very best.

August 18, 2016 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com

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