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Daily Mass: A parable explained

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 09/18/2021

Daily Mass: Freed from sin, we are slaves of righteousness show art Daily Mass: Freed from sin, we are slaves of righteousness

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St. Paul addresses how the grace of Jesus frees us, not to sin but to become slaves of the righteousness of God. As a result, we have an insight into freedom: Christ frees us not to do whatever we want, but to do what is good, holy and true!

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Daily Mass: A contrast between Adam and Jesus Christ show art Daily Mass: A contrast between Adam and Jesus Christ

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St. Paul offers a contrast between the sin of Adam and the redemption we have in Jesus Christ, thus providing us with a view of the world that is both realistic and hopeful.

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Daily Mass: Go proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ! show art Daily Mass: Go proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ!

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The Gospel of Luke reveals several insights regarding how we proclaim the Good News: we do it together; we go with the Christ's blessing; we carry out the Lord's task and let people make their own choice.

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Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year show art Study, Pray, Serve: 30th Sunday of the Year

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Let's review some of the themes we find in the readings for the 30th Sunday of the Year.

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29th Sunday of the Year: Christ calls us to serve one another show art 29th Sunday of the Year: Christ calls us to serve one another

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The Lord takes a teachable moment and shows the disciples how greatness in Heaven is manifested by our service for others here on earth.

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Daily Mass: Abraham's faith, Part II show art Daily Mass: Abraham's faith, Part II

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We learn more about Abraham's faith in the Letter to the Romans, inspired to search our hearts for any obstacles that are keeping us from Christ. May we cast these stumbling blocks to the foot of the Cross!

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Daily Mass: Abraham's example of faith show art Daily Mass: Abraham's example of faith

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St. Paul shows how Abraham's example reveals the power of faith for all who follow God.

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Daily Mass: We have Good News for all show art Daily Mass: We have Good News for all

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St. Paul shows in his Letter to the Romans how all people have sinned and are in need of God's grace. This is the Good News that we have to share with one another today!

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Daily Mass: The dangers of judging others, without judging ourselves show art Daily Mass: The dangers of judging others, without judging ourselves

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St. Paul switches his indictment on those who know God's plan but do not apply it to themselves. Swift to judge others, they fail to evaluate their lives with the same scrutiny.

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Daily Mass: The darkness of ignorance and neglect show art Daily Mass: The darkness of ignorance and neglect

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St. Paul offers us good news and bad news. The good news? The Gospel is open to all. The bad news we hear today applies to those who knew nothing of God's saving work, but also didn't exert any effort to use their minds to see the light of truth.

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The parable of the sower is one of the few that Jesus explains. As we listen today, may we cultivate good soil in our hearts to receive the Lord's words and tend a fruitful harvest.

September 18, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com