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You were rejected by men. May I not seek the approval of men who reject You. I will remember that I most resemble You, the Man of Sorrows, in suffering for the Kingdom.

You were rejected by men. May I not seek the approval of men who reject You. I will remember that I most resemble You, the Man of Sorrows, in suffering for the Kingdom. Among our basic needs is a sense of belonging. Our earliest belonging is within our own  families—we get a sense of self…

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By his coming, which never ceases, the Holy Spirit causes the world to enter into the “last days,” the time of the Church… (CCC 732). Help me be ready.

By his coming, which never ceases, the Holy Spirit causes the world to enter into the “last days,” the time of the Church... (CCC 732). Help me be ready. I view history in three epochs. The first epoch is the Old Testament (BC) period. The second is the time of the Gospels. The third is…

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Pieta

Mary held Your lifeless body in sorrow and then beheld Your glorified body in rapturous joy. With You, death isn’t the end. It is birth from the womb of Earth to eternal life in Heaven.

Death is sad. We mourn for those we miss. We will no longer see their smile, hear their voice, or embrace their body. We will no longer travel together, enjoy good food, share stories and wisdom, or experience the remainder of our lives with them. We mourn for our loss. We should also rejoice in…

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Todays Reflection

The Sorrowful mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries are the greatest love story ever told. No man has greater love than to die for his friends ( John 15:13 )... how much greater the love when dying for his torturers! What is love if not self-denial for someone else? What is self-denial without sacrifice? Christ was crucified, died, and was buried for us while we were yet sinners. He suffered a death we deserve. Sinless Himself, He took on our shame and bore it in His flesh. We are called to take up our crosses and follow His example of sacrificial love.

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