"He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free,and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord." (LK 4:18-19)
“the things that come out from within are what defile. From within people, from their hearts, come evil thoughts” (Mark 7:15, 20-21)
"Herodias harbored a grudge against him and wanted to kill him." (Mark 6:19)
“Compassion is at the heart of every little thing we do. It is the dearest quality we possess, yet all too often it can be cast aside with consequences too tragic to speak of. To lose our compassion, we lose what it is to be human.” (St. Augustine of Hippo)
God is there in the “Sacrament of the Present Moment.”
"Jesus said, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth.Even so, on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing." (Mt 23:27-28)
Lord I have heard your call to share your love with others. Give me the selflessness and gentle love of Paul
“Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?You will see greater things than this.”
"As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." (Jos 24:15)
“The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted” (Matthew 23:11-12).
"The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:40)
“In the written scroll it is prescribed for me, ‘To do your will O God, is my delight and your law is within my heart!” (PS 40: 5-8B9)
Help us to live the lessons you are sharing with us and follow your path as we seek to spread your kingdom here on earth.
“For men this is impossible,but for God all things are possible.” (Mt19:26)
We are capable of great things and we have the means to proclaim God’s will fully.
The Eucharist is the banquet Jesus provides for us his followers. All of us come to this banquet hungry; all of us need the bread that only Jesus can give - the bread of eternal life.
Today we rejoice in her accomplishment and we follow in her footsteps as we choose to follow our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
Loving God, help us to be generous to others. Give us the strength and courage to do just that. Help us to do one kind thing for someone today
" I say to you, not seven times but seventy -seven times" (Mt 18: 22)
Not only should we pray to God alone and in our hearts, but it's fitting that we come together with others two or more and agree on what we are praying for.
"Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 18:4)
"Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully." (2 Corinthians 9:6)
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever.” (JN 6: 51)
"Hear O Israel! The Lord is our God
The Lord alone! Therefore you shall love the Lord your God
With all your heart and with all your soul and with all you strength
Take to heart these words which I enjoin on you today" ( Dt6: 4-5)
“Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness; for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 5:10)