Thursday, September 21 - St. Matthew
After Matthew decided to leave his job and follow
Jesus, he had Jesus over for supper.
Right now, Jesus is talking to you as He talked
to Matthew. Jesus says: "Here I stand, knocking
at the door. If anyone hears Me calling and opens
the door, I will enter his house and have supper
with him, and he with Me." Open the door, give
your life totally to Jesus; have supper with Jesus;
be in daily, intimate Communion with God.
Friday, September 22 - 1Tim6:2-12 -
Ps 49:6-10, 17-20 - Luke 8:1-3
To live as disciples of Jesus, we must deny
our very selves, take up our cross each day,
and follow in His steps. To be disciples of
Jesus, we must put Jesus in a class by
Himself and love Him so supremely and
uniquely that by comparison we seem to
hate everyone else --even our families
and ourselves. To be disciples of Jesus,
we must renounce all our attachments.
Make the greatest decision of your life.
Decide to live your Baptism and live as
a disciple of Jesus.
Saturday, September 23 - St. Padre Pio
The best soil for a good harvest is newly
tilled soil. To a gardener, when the soil is
completely turned upside-down, broken-up
into clods, when it is not at all smooth, such
soil is optimal for making seeds sprout and grow.
Have you ever had a broken heart and felt like
your life was turned upside-down, inside-out,
worked over and as one big upheaval? Then,
to Jesus, the Gardener, you are a beautiful
sight to behold. You are just like the good soil
that has been tilled and worked over, ready
for planting, for a miraculous abundant harvest.
Right now decide to give your life full of
upheavals to Jesus.
St. Padre Pio's zeal for the Holy Eucharist
held him in rapture as he celebrated Holy Mass.
Sunday, September 24 -Is 55:6-9, Phil 1:20-24, 27
Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18 - Matt 20:1-16
People often think or say "the Lord's way is not fair!"
The Labors in the vineyard who worked all day
were saying in essence the same thing. But God's
way are not our ways. All praise and glory to God
that His ways are not human ways. Human history
is littered with the refuse of sin, greed, injustice,
and misery, which are the wages of human ways.
The Lord's ways on the contrary are not limited to
"fair" but are merciful, gracious, slow to anger,
of great kidness. His generosity trumps fairness.
Now we have a choice. We can rejoice in the
unbounded mercy and generosity of God. Or, we
can grumble that the Lord is not "fair."
Monday, September 25 - Ez 1:1-6 - Ps 126:1-6
Jesus said there were 4 groups of people in this
world. He compared these groups to a footpath,
rocky ground, ground that produces briers, and
good ground. Only one of the 4 groups receives
God's Words so as to bear fruit. This means that
we who share God's Word can expect a lot of
failure. Nevertheless, the Lord gives us
encouragement to share His Word despite the
failure of many to accept it.
We are a Roman Catholic church filled with the love of Christ.
We are centered on the Eucharist and the love of our Mother.
We are here to serve all in the name of the Lord
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