In the Catholic life, you have to live the “both/and.” You have to make a resolve and accompany it with prayer. If you want to follow Christ you have to lay down your life and take up the cross.
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Did you know that there’s a tug of war going on right now? It’s between your flesh and your soul. Because of sin, our spirits can sometimes become slaves to our bodies. When things are in right order, when our soul guides our flesh, that’s what elevates us to sainthood.
Every one of us occasionally has doubts about the existence of God, or we struggle with trusting in God. We can’t allow these attacks however, to form our judgement about the love of God. His love for us is infinite and He is always ready to fulfill us both physically and spiritually.
“You are not the sum of your sins, you are the sum of the Father’s love.” Pope John Paul II said this and the readings reflect it this week. When we give ourselves over to God, He will use us to do great things because He sees the potential in us when all we see is the brokenness.
Everyone wants to know why there is suffering in this world. Because of the cross, suffering takes on a whole new meaning; it is through suffering that we gain life.
Our Catholic Mass isn’t just meaningless motions and words. There’s such rich meaning behind everything we say and do at Mass and above all, Mass is a sacrifice. This Sunday is the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Find out what this feast is all about and what it has to do with Mass, covenant, and sacrifices.
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What does Karate Kid teach us about God? Find out in this podcast as well as how our past, present, and future all matter to God. Readings for the 3rd Sunday of Easter: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9; 1 Jn 2:1-5a; Lk 24:35-48 Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed
When we skip Mass on Sunday, we are violating our covenant with God. We are saying to God, “I don’t need to be united to you. I don’t need to worship you.” It may seem innocent, but we are actually declining His marriage proposal. We are not showing up for our own wedding.
When we make a decision to deny His invitation to covenant we are saying we don’t want a relationship with Him. Because our God loves us and is a gentleman, he allows us to do this.
However, it’s a grave sin to miss Mass.