May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings:

Brothers and sisters: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

I give thanks to my God always on your account for the grace of God bestowed on you in Christ Jesus, that in him you were enriched in every way, with all discourse and all knowledge, as the testimony to Christ was confirmed among you, so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift as you wait for the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. He will keep you firm to the end, irreproachable on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, and by him you were called to fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Today in the United States we pause our hectic schedules to spend time with our friends and family to give thanks for our many blessings. Most importantly, we must pause to think Our Lord for all He has done for us. What are you thankful for? Take time to give back praise to God.

Prayer: Heavenly Father: I give you thanks for all that you have done for me. Your love, grace and gifts have blessed me abundantly. In Jesus’ holy name I give you praise, Amen.

I will praise your name for ever, Lord.

Link  to today’s readings:

Jesus said to the crowd:“They will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons, and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name. It will lead to your giving testimony. Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand, for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of my name,

but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.  By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”

You do not have to worry about what you will say when you are challenged if you immerse yourself in word of God. Jesus has promised to be with you. When you do, your life will be saved. Your life on earth will be hard, but your eternal salvation is worth it. Protect your soul and your life will be saved.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, your grace is enough for me. In Jesus’ holy name I ask the grace to never fail you, Amen.

Give glory and eternal praise to him.


St. Andreww Dung Lac and Companions

Learn more about St. Andrew Dung-Lac:

Link to today’s readings:

While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here–the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”

Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?” He answered, “See that you not be deceived,for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’ Do not follow them! When you hear of wars and insurrections, do not be terrified; for such things must happen first, but it will not immediately be the end.” Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues from place to place; and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.”

Being human we always want to know when and how. Jesus tells us it is not for us to know. We are supposed to trust in Him and not listen to the false teachers that try to lead us away. They cite false doctrine and twist the word of the Lord to make sin look attractive and normal. Follow the truth not the lies. Live life undeceived by false teachers.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of discernment that allows me to see the truth through the lies that the world proclaims. I ask Father that everyone be open to receive these gifts and turn back to you. In Jesus’ holy name Amen.

Give glory and eternal praise to him.

Link to today’s readings:

When Jesus looked up he saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury
and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins. He said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.”

The Lord wants us to give all we have. When we only give from our surplus we are not making a sacrifice. Christ paid the ultimate sacrifice all He asks is that we sacrifice for love of Him. If we give only what we can afford, where is the sacrifice?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for your gift of sacrifice. Help me to remember when I think I do not have enough I cannot give more than you gave me. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen.

Glory and praise for ever!

Christ the King

Learn more about the Solemnity of Christ the King:

Link to today’s readings:

Pilate said to Jesus, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you say this on your own or have others told you about me?” Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests handed you over to me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom does not belong to this world. If my kingdom did belong to this world, my attendants would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not here.” So Pilate said to him, “Then you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.  Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” 

Do you acknowledge Christ as your King? If you follow the truth that He proclaims, then you have to believe He is your King and your kingdom is also not of this world. This world wants to destroy what Christ has built, do you build or tear down? 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I acknowledge Jesus as my Lord and King. My kingdom is with you, not with this world. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.  

The LORD is king; he is robed in majesty.

Presentation of Virgin Mary

Learn more about the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary:

 Link to today’s readings:

Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, If someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; the first married a woman but died childless. Then the second and the third married her, and likewise all the seven died childless. Finally the woman also died.  Now at the resurrection whose wife will that woman be? For all seven had been married to her.” Jesus said to them, “The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage. They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise.  That the dead will rise even Moses made known in the passage about the bush, when he called ‘Lord’ the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and he is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Some of the scribes said in reply, “Teacher, you have answered well.” And they no longer dared to ask him anything. 

He is the God of the living, not the dead. Have you died to the ways of the world? Do you allow the world to lead you or do you allow God to lead you? Today we marry and remarry with no thought to the Lord’s teaching. We try to put Him in our box and rationalize what we do. Who do you stand with? The truth or the world. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for opening my eyes to your truth. Forgive me for the years I followed the world and help me to stay on your path of truth. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

I will rejoice in your salvation, O Lord.

Link to today’s readings:

Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out those who were selling things, saying to them, “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves.” And every day he was teaching in the temple area. The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile, were seeking to put him to death, but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose because all the people were hanging on his words. 

Have we perverted God’s house? Today how many Churches have given into the modern culture and added things that will “attract” the people, rock music, selling food, drinks, etc. Why do we think we have to add attraction’s to the Word of God. When it is taught with truth and honor, the people will come to listen. “…all the people were hanging on his words.” 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may we clean your house and return to the truth that you spoke, the truth that attracted people and angered the leaders. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen. 

We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.

Tag Cloud


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.