Resurrected Through His Grace

Resurrected Through His Grace

Life is hard. Life in this world is filled with suffering, trials, temptation, and countless other problems. And God knows this. Ever since the fall of Adam and Eve, this has how the world has been. Yet God loves us so much that he sent His only son to become one of us, and to […]

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An Oasis of Peace

An Oasis of Peace

The first reading for Mass today from the book of Revelation, sure sounds a lot different from our own lives. The entire book of Revelation is difficult for many people to understand.

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Who is Worthy?

Who is Worthy?

The first reading from the book of Revelation is filled with powerful images of God and His throne, but also of righteousness, of purity and holiness. In Saint John’s revelation, he saw a mighty angel proclaim: “Who is worthy to open the scroll and break its seals? But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll and examine it.”

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Duty

Duty

Today’s readings are very deep, and there are many messages you can extract from them. On the surface, the Gospel today regarding the Parable of the Ten Gold Coins is very similar to Sundays Gospel in which the Parable of the Talents was discussed. Both parables discuss the responsibility we have to do the right […]

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What Caused Zacchaeus’ Change of Heart?

What Caused Zacchaeus’ Change of Heart?

Jesus mirrors his Father’s unconditional love for sinners, in today’s gospel when he visited Jericho.  Jesus must have been quite a celebrity and everyone wanted to see him, because the crowds were so thick Zacchaeus couldn’t see over them, because he was shorter than everyone else. That in itself is an awesome thing, because Zacchaeus […]

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Jesus Healed a Man Born Blind

Jesus Healed a Man Born Blind

Jesus healed a man born blind in today’s gospel reading and it was certainly a cause of celebration. The gospel said that after his healing, all the people gave praise to God. What other human being has ever given sight to a person that was born blind? This was definitely a major miracle, the likes of which mankind had never seen before.

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Don’t Bury Your Abilities – Use Them!

Don’t Bury Your Abilities – Use Them!

The first reading for Mass today is pretty awesome for a number of reasons (and no, not just because it is a man who is singing the praises of his wife.) However, it is an awesome reading, because the male writer is obviously either very much in love with his wife in a long-term marriage, or has observed marital relationships of this nature. A married couple’s witness to the entire community they live in, is not to be taken lightly.

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Persistence

Persistence

The readings for today talk about persistence. Persistence in prayer, and persistence in our faith. Persistence is the quality to continue doing something or trying to do something even though it is difficult. Anything that is good and anything that is worthwhile takes persistence to achieve. This is everything in life. Being a good person, […]

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The End Times

The End Times

The first words Saint John wrote in today’s first reading for Mass is a bit unusual in the bible. He started this reading by saying, “Chosen Lady.” That is actually the theme of all of the readings for Mass today too, though. The gospel is about being “chosen” by the Lord Jesus during what most Protestants call the End Times.

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