Archive for 'Blessings'

Reaching Out

Mark 3: 1-6 1 Sam 17: 32-51 / Ps 144 “Which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” (Mark 3: 4) May Jesus free us from our doubts, Give us the grace to understand That until we learn to reach out, Our faith is […]

Witness to the Light of Christ

John 5:33-36 Isa 56:1-3a,6-8 / Psa 67 . . . these works that I perform — testify that the Father has sent me. (John 5:36) Let good works witness to His love And herald that Christmas is near; May we learn the true message of God’s Gift Who brings Yuletide cheer. (Jesus spoke to the […]

The Ultimate Decision

Luke 6: 20-26 Col 3: 1-11 / Psa 145 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. (Luke 6:23) Blessed are the poor and hungry, God will turn their tears to glory; Blessed are they now in sorrow, Theirs is God’s kingdom to follow. Looking at His disciples, […]

The Leaven of Petty Concerns

Mark 8: 14-21 Gen 6:5-8;7:1-5,10/Psa 29 Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? (Mark 8:16-17) How does one fathom God’s kingdom? Its mysteries who can perceive? Let’s pray for the Spirit’s wisdom, To open our hearts and believe. […]

Feast of All the Saints

Matthew 5:1-12a 1 Jn 3: 1-3 / Ps 24 / Rv 7:2-4,9-14 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:3) Our Lord gave us the Beatitudes That like His saints we may be blessed. Today, praise God with all gratitude For the hope of eternal rest. When Jesus […]

Enriched by the Poor

Luke 14: 12-14 Phil 2: 1-4 / Ps 131: 1-3 Humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but also everyone for those of others. (Philippians 2: 3-4) All blessings in life we receive There’s no way that we can repay; In turn that’s the way we […]