'Christ at Mass' Tagged Posts (Page 10)

'Christ at Mass' Tagged Posts (Page 10)

Sunday Mass Reflection for the Feast of Christ the King (November 24th, 2019)

As Christians, we acknowledge Christ as King of the universe.  What is a king?  We live in a culture, thankfully, that values democracy.  The legendary concept of a king is someone who is all-powerful.  Christ certainly fits that description.  The universe came into being through God’s divine Word, the eternal Son (Colossians 1:16, John 1:3 CCC 291).  God created each of us, giving each human being a soul at the moment of our conception. But let’s think more broadly about…

Christ at Mass Theme for November 17th, 2019

In the first reading today, the Prophet Malachi tells of the scorching final act of God’s justice to be cast upon “ the proud and all evildoers”. As Christians, our goal is to avoid membership in this group of punished people. This same idea is echoed in Mary’s Magnificat, “He has shown strength with His arm, he has scattered the proud in the conceit of their hearts.” Applying Spiritual standards of character, pride is a lowly fault. It means a…

Sunday Mass Reflection for November 17th, 2019

In His public ministry, Christ talked a lot about His return and the final judgment.  For example; Luke 17:20 – 37, Luke 21:5 – 19 (today’s gospel), Matthew 24, Mark 13.  The apostles ask when this will happen.  Over the centuries many Christians have asked and tried to answer, that same question.  A Google search will show dozens of predictions of Christ’s return in the past 200 years.  Well, here we are still.  Christians have been looking for the return…

Christ at Mass Reflection for Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Are You Ready To Live Forever? In today’s Gospel Jesus tells us God is the God of the living, not just those living today but all who have gone before us, of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, our relatives, our friends because He [God] is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to Him all are alive. The Sadducees in Jesus’ time found this idea shocking.  Not so for us. Most people (religious and non-religious) seem to know…

Sunday Mass Reflection for November 10th, 2019

A question we all tend to ask ourselves from time to time is, “where is all this going?” Throughout my life, in work situations, in relationships, I try to keep in mind the desired final outcome and how that should influence my current behavior. Our religion is like that, God has a plan.  God has a plan for human history and for each of our lives. The fancy word for reflecting on God’s plan is Eschatology; what does God tell us about death,…

Sunday Mass Reflection for November 3rd, 2019

We believe that Jesus Christ, the Divine Word, God, was born of the Virgin Mary and entered our human condition. Why? Certainly, to show God’s love for us and to give us the truth of God.  I asked that question to a group of people a few weeks ago and a young woman responded, “For Salvation.”  I find that young people frequently come up with one-word answers that make a lot of sense. Salvation means going to heaven after we die, but…