To Be Like Angels

There are still those today who reject the Resurrection, and more who have never heard of what it means for us, today. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ means LIFE. A Promise In our human condition, we suffer, we struggle, and we die. However, in the Gospel today Jesus promises us that we will rise and…

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The Lord Upholds Your Life

The Lord upholds my life. This is the response of the Responsorial Psalm today. Stop and reflect for a moment. Does the Lord uphold your life? Yes, He does! But, do you let Him? What does it mean to live each day in this truth? The Lord, and He alone, upholds my life. These days,…

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Get Ready

As a mother with two young children, one of the biggest challenges is “getting them ready” in the morning. I repeatedly say, “Get ready, get ready” and rarely do I only have to say it once. It is part of the human condition; we need to be constantly reminded of what we need to do,…

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Abundant Life

Today’s first reading clearly tells us, “God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living.” (Wis 1:13). Why did death enter the world? Because of sin—the disobedience of our first parents. We are all affected by death—whether it be spiritual or physical, but God does not cause or want…

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It Worked in Ninevah, It Works Now

Christ on the Cross, our Christian symbol

We see in today’s first reading that God was ready to destroy Ninevah because of the evil that was occurring there. Jonah was called by God to prophesy to the people that the city would be destroyed in 40 days. The people took this prophesy seriously and began to fast and make sacrifices to God, the…

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Be Ready

Hands of a clock

Today’s readings point us to “readiness.” The Lord is calling each of us to be ready at any moment to pray, fast, believe, and to follow Him. We see that God calls and sends chosen men from among many to be His messengers- to go and call people to Himself. Jonah was called to announce…

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We Have A Faithful God

We can conclude from today’s readings that we have a faithful God, one who keeps His promises. It is with great joy that on this Christmas Eve, we open our hearts to receive again the joy of the Birth of Jesus Christ. Imagine the darkness and chaos that entered the world as a result of…

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The Harvest Is Near, But Do Not Fear

As we begin to move closer to the end of our Liturgical Year, today’s readings speak of the end times. In the First Reading, from the book of Revelation, John speaks of a vision he had in which the earth was ready for harvest.  Indeed, the earth was harvested because the grapes were ripe, but…

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