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Truth Summarized A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - March 24, 2015 Today's Gospel acclamation at Mass: The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower; all who come to him will live for ever.

How the Lord Spoke to Me A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - March 23, 2015 ... mercy on the whole world and myself. During this Lent, I have been persecuted by an enemy and began to feel a tiny fraction of what the Lord must have felt as he underwent his agonies prior to his Crucifixion. Everything I heard at today's Mass was most edifying. First, the entrance antiphon, Psalm 56.2, read: Have mercy on me, O God, for people assail me; they fight me all day long and oppose me. In the first reading that followed from Daniel 13, we heard how two wicked, old ...

Words Over Bread A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - February 24, 2015 Today's Gospel Acclamation from Matthew 4.4: One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God. We must regard the words that come from Jesus to be much more important than the bread we eat. The bread only sustains us temporarily, but the words of the Lord lead and guide us to eternal life.

Live and Let Live THOUGHTS ALONG THE JOURNEY - February 21, 2015 This is my short take on today's Gospel acclamation. Our joy should come when someone comes to knowledge of Christ and enters into a relationship with Him. We should not be overjoyed when a wicked person dies. Because God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Pray As God Wished A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - February 21, 2015 Today's Gospel Acclamation at Mass, based upon Ezekiel 33.11: I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked man, says the Lord, but rather in his conversion, that he may live. Therefore, when we pray for the Lord's protection against attacks from an enemy, we must not judge him, but pray for his conversation.

Living, a Process A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - February 20, 2015 ... start to maintain or improve it ~ always something. In a way, things in life do not end; they merely change. Today's Gospel acclamation at Mass, Amos 5.14, reads: Seek good and not evil so that you may live, and the Lord will be with you . As we move along in the process, is God with us? This is the key question. Our process will lead us nowhere if we do not have God with ...

Mighty Declaration A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - February 16, 2015 Today's Gospel acclamation, John 14.6: I am the way and the truth and the life ; no one comes to the Father except through me. What a bold statement! How fitting it is for God to declare this!

Is Jesus Your Shepherd? A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - January 14, 2015 Today's Gospel acclamation, John 10.27: My sheep hears my voice, says the Lord. I know them, and they follow me. Therefore, if you do not (1) hear Jesus speaking to your heart, (2) feel that he knows you, or (3) follow him when you hear his voice, then you are not quite his sheep yet.

Having That Kid in Church DARWINCATHOLIC - January 12, 2015 ... This last week was a good example, as MrsDarwin was cantoring the mass. This means that her only time to sit with the family is during the sermon. For the first half, she's up front, leading the opening hymn, the psalm, the gospel acclamation, and the sung parts of the ordinary. Then she sits with us during the sermon, and when we rise to say the creed she goes up to the choir loft to lead the rest of the singing from there. The eight of us ...

Let's Talk Liturgy: Part 5 A WING AND A PRAYER - January 10, 2015 ... gospel. The first reading is almost always from the Old Testament, a sign that our roots are firmly planted in the Jewish tradition where the reading of the Law and the Prophets was a part of the synagogue service. Only during the Easter Season does this change, for then the first reading is from the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. The Old Testament reading is usually chosen to prepare for the theme of the ...

God Makes It Easy for Us A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY - December 31, 2014 Today's Gospel acclamation at Mass from John 1: The Word of God became flesh and dwelt among us. To those who accepted him he gave power to become the children of God . May I point out again how easy God has made it for us to be saved?