Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle C

Jesus' Teaching on Preparing Ourselves Against the Coming of Satan

Satan is out to kill, steal, and destroy humanity one person at a time, but to kill and destroy us he must steal himself into our life; that is, he must first work himself into our home, and once he is in there his prime objective becomes to kill and destroy us. Do not be deceived or negligent in remembering this fact!

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500 Years of Protestantism

500 Years of Protestantism: The Culmination of it All . . .

As we approach the five hundred year anniversary of the Protestant reformulation on October 31, 2017, I am looking back to examine how that all worked for them. For this installment I’m jumping forward five centuries later to put on display the fruit of the ‘so-called’ reformer’s rejection of the authority of the Catholic Church, rejection of the Sacrifice of the Mass, rejection of the complete Bible, rejection the Apostolic doctrine, rejection of the communion of Saints, and rejection of Mary.

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Commentaries & Reflections on Readings at MassLectionary Cycle C

Jesus' Teaching on Living in Active Gratitude

The First reading (2 Kings 5:14-17) and the Gospel Reading (Luke 17:11-19) at today’s Mass for the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time share four common points. The Samaritan leper in the Gospel reading today offers us some practical helps to overcome those things that obstruct the way of living in active gratitude to God. Living in active gratitude of what God has done, is doing, and desires to do is the best way to always be in a position to cheerfully give Jesus away to others. Indeed, this is our Baptismal calling, and the special call for today’s Mass.

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