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Daily Mass: The Lord is my light and my salvation

Catholic Inspiration

Release Date: 12/03/2021

Daily Mass: The Lord rejects Saul as king show art Daily Mass: The Lord rejects Saul as king

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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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Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of the Year show art Study, Pray, Serve: 3rd Sunday of the Year

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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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2nd Sunday of the Year: Do whatever he tells you show art 2nd Sunday of the Year: Do whatever he tells you

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Mary's command to the servants is our command as well. For us to "do whatever he tells you" requires that we are receptive to God's prompting in our hearts. May we be open to the command of Christ as we follow him today.

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Daily Mass: Saul is anointed king show art Daily Mass: Saul is anointed king

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In this comedy of errors, Saul goes looking for lost donkeys and ends up being anointed king. (And you think politics is crazy today?) And yet in the midst of the messy we find God at work, leading and directing us on a path that leads to hope.

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Daily Mass: Out of fear the people ask for a king show art Daily Mass: Out of fear the people ask for a king

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Samuel has now grown old and the people of Israel approach him to ask for a king to rule and fight their battles. The Lord reveals the negative things that will happen, but the people persist in their desire.

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Daily Mass: The pain of violence and war show art Daily Mass: The pain of violence and war

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The Philistine army disastrously defeats the people of Israel, who suffer enormous casualties and loss.

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Daily Mass: Speak, Lord, your servant is listening show art Daily Mass: Speak, Lord, your servant is listening

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Samuel's response to the Lord's call offers us an example to follow as we actively listen and respond to God's gentle invitation.

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Daily Mass: God hears Hannah's prayer show art Daily Mass: God hears Hannah's prayer

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Hannah, filled with grief at being childless, pours out her prayer to the Lord.

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Daily Mass: Faith in the context of human frailty show art Daily Mass: Faith in the context of human frailty

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The sorrow of Hannah resonates with all couples who long to parent children but are unable to conceive. This example of our human frailty underscores how our faith can strengthen us in times of trial.

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Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of the Year show art Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of the Year

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Here are some of the main themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of the Year.

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Light is so important to us as we rely on our sense of sight. Yet there is also spiritual sight that guides us always...and so we welcome Christ our light!

December 3, 2021 - Cathedral Rectory - Superior, WI

Fr. Andrew Ricci - www.studyprayserve.com