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5th Sunday of the Year: Be salt and light!

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 02/09/2020

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To gaze upon the Cross reveals the face of God in Christ crucified for our sake. This symbol of death thus becomes our hope, that the one who takes the place of our sins will lead us to eternal life.

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The Book of Daniel and the Gospel of John offer us examples of Justice and Mercy, crucial concepts that require our careful thought and attention as disciples of the Lord. May we strive for Justice in all our actions as we we recognize our ongoing need for God's Mercy when we sin.

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COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, offering us an opportunity to examine our habits and reflect on what might change for the better. Discipline - the ability to consistently and regularly carry out an appointed task with a high level of performance - is a crucial element that can help us thrive in body, mind, heart and soul.

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5th Sunday of Lent: The power and compassion of Christ show art 5th Sunday of Lent: The power and compassion of Christ

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The miracle of Lazarus reveals the power of Jesus Christ and the hope we have in the Lord. May these matters of life and death inspire us to respond to the needs of our world with conviction and compassion.

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As the spirit of destructive discord increases around Jesus, we see the crucial need to work for peace and unity, especially in challenging times.

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Daily Mass: Confronting the darkness show art Daily Mass: Confronting the darkness

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The readings today remind us of the reality of evil and its blinding presence in our lives. Yet as we confront the darkness of sin we find that our help comes from the light of Christ, who gives us the courage and strength we need.

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Just as Moses intervened for the people of Israel when they turned away from God, Jesus - the Son of God - intervenes for our sinfulness by his saving action on the Cross.

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The angel Gabriel was sent from God...and the world was forever changed with Mary's response! May this Good News strengthen our hearts as we speak words of hope to one another today.

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God's touch brings life giving power that leads to healing and wholeness. As we confront the physical illness of COVID-19, we also call upon the Lord to restore whatever is wounded in body, mind, heart and soul.

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Daily Mass: God's grace gives us hope show art Daily Mass: God's grace gives us hope

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The Scripture readings today all reference human hardship: suffering, battle and illness. Yet through it all we have hope as we see how God gives us the grace we need to overcome these challenges every time we turn to Christ.

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The Lord's exhortation to be salt and light is an affirmation of human dignity and an invitation to share our lives with one another. As we reflect on what we do and how we do it, may we call upon Christ for the strength we need.

February 8, 2020 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com