'Christ at Mass' Tagged Posts (Page 13)

'Christ at Mass' Tagged Posts (Page 13)

Christ at Mass Reflection for Sunday, August 25th, 2019

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is on his way up to Jerusalem. Jesus has made this trek every year to celebrate the Jewish Pilgrimage Feast of Passover. This will be His last pilgrimage and He knows it. This year He is going to Jerusalem to fulfill all the Passover expectations since the Israelite Exodus from Egypt. At the Exodus God freed them from their slavery in Egypt. Jesus is about to enter into the final and ultimate Passover (His Passion, Death…

Sunday Mass Reflection for August 25th, 2019

A few days ago, I went to visit one of our parishioners in the hospital.  I was chatting with a hospital worker who commented that living in the United States was hitting the lottery.  Living in the United States is indeed a blessing.  However, more and more we hear of discord and division among people.  The media has labeled this “identity politics.” People seem to feel an association with a group who’s needs are not being met.  Dialog between groups seems…

Christ at Mass Reflection for August 18th, 2019

Our first reading today speaks of the persecution of the prophet Jeremiah by the Israelites of his time – persecution for standing by, and speaking, the truth that God had revealed to him. Jeremiah’s fidelity to God was first and foremost in his life as it should be in our lives. God gives us our very existence. He is the source of every good gift we have, especially salvation and eternal life through the death and resurrection of His Son,…

Christ at Mass: August 11, 2019

This week we are reminded that faith is not merely a set of beliefs.  Rather faith is a way of knowing.  It is a way of being.  When we say of certain individuals that they surely live their faith, we can appreciate how faith is a form of action.  God depends on our daily actions of faith.  Human faith is the necessary ingredient in the realization of God’s will. In Wisdom 18:6-9 we see how the “divine institution” of the…