September 10, 2017

Let our lives be rooted in love. Today’s second reading reminds us that our lives are to be rooted in love, for love fulfills the law. More specifically, the more we are able to love God with our whole being and to love our neighbor as ourselves, the more we will keep...

September 3, 2017

 We are to take up our cross each day and follow Jesus Christ. Today’s Gospel emphasizes what is required to follow Christ. We must set aside our selfish desires and take up our cross each day to help build up the kingdom of God. This involves sacrifice. Rather than co...

August 27, 2017

 Belief in Jesus as the Messiah is central to being a disciple. Peter’s statement of faith that Jesus is the Messiah, the son of God, comes not from human knowledge, but through a revelation from God. As Jesus announces that Peter is the bearer of the keys to the kingd...

August 20, 2017

   God offers salvation to all who have faith in him and follow his ways.  The Lord welcomes to the kingdom all who believe in him and follow him. His mercy and love is extended to all. Let us strive not to focus on each other’s differences, but to view others through...

August 13, 2017

  Jesus is always there for us. Sometimes, in the midst of life’s storms, we might feel that Jesus has abandoned us. But Jesus walks with us every step along the way. During stormy times, it’s important to turn to Jesus because he will give us the grace, guidance and s...

August 6, 2017

  This is my beloved son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him. “The word of the Lord” is something we hear in church, perhaps without giving it much thought. Peter and Daniel both remind us that the words of Jesus we hear in Scripture are none other than the wor...

July 31, 2017

Every good thing that happens to us provides a glimpse into the joy that will be ours in heaven. When good things happen to us, we get an idea of what the kingdom of heaven is like: it is always time for celebration. Happily, we do not have to wait until we die to join...

July 23, 2017

   The Holy Spirit brings life and peace. Today we hear about God as a Father who is both merciful and just, about God who is mighty, and about the Spirit who comes to our aid. Let us turn to the lifegiving Holy Spirit for guidance and grace so we may continue growing...

July 17, 2017

 The word of God is the source of eternal life. We hear today that the seed, when sown and watered, brings forth an abundant crop. In the same way the word of God, when sown in our hearts and nourished by the waters of baptism and the sacramental life of the Church, br...

July 9, 2017

True peace comes from following the ways of our humble Savior.  Each day, we pursue earthly goals such as a better job or a bigger house. If we’re not careful, our heroes can become those who have achieved such things. But today’s readings invite us to know the true pe...

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