Archive for 'Fortitude'

The Greater Joseph

Matthew 1:16,18-21,24 2 Sm 7:4-5,12-14,16 / Ps 89 / Rom 4:13,16-18,22 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus (Matthew 1:21) St. Joseph, humble spouse of Mary, Blessed model in our work and pain, Inspire us never to grow weary Serving God for our eternal gain. …and […]

The Call of Matthew

Matthew 9:9-13 Eph 4:1- 7,11-13 / Psa 19 I did not come to call the righteous but sinners. (Matthew 9:13) From a collector of taxes To a great writer of verses, Jesus called Matthew and set him free; May you hear His call, “Come follow Me.” As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a […]

The Four Kinds of Soil

Luke 8: 4-15 1 Tim 6: 13-16 / Psa 100 …the seed on good soil stands for those with a noble and good heart, who hear the word, retain it, and by persevering produce a crop. (Luke 8:15) In virtuous hearts, God’s fertile soil, The Word of Jesus shall take root. By His grace and […]

Clean Inside and Out

Matthew 23: 23-26 1 Thes 2:1-8/Ps 139:1-6 You pay tithes of mint and dill and cummin, but have neglected the weightier things of the law: judgment and mercy and fidelity. (Matthew 23:23) What lies within is what is real, And no amount of scheme or stealth Can hide that time will not reveal… Lord, give […]

Influence of Evil Spirits

Mark 1: 21-28 Heb 2: 5-12 / Psa 8 What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him. (Mark 1:27) Have faith, the Gospel will not fail, Trust in the Holy Spirit’s sword; No evil spirits can prevail Against the power of God’s Word; They […]

Stretching Our Faith

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 stretch out, Our faith is […]