"Your friendship with others is not to be taken lightly. You are changing the direction of your friends’ lives, for better or for worse. Sooner or later, we all rise or fall to the level of our friendships.
Temptation is Real, and Painful - The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. Mark 1:12-13 What a painful experience for Jesus. If you really think about this, it can be difficult to understand…at least at first. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/02/17/temptation-real-painful/
Speaking the Word of God, Freely - Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute, and when the demon had gone out, the mute man spoke and the crowds were amazed. Luke 11:14 What hinders you from speaking the Word of God openly, honestly and clearly? Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/03/07/speaking-word-god-freely/
Forgiving and Being Forgiven - The servant fell down, did him homage, and said, “Be patient with me, and I will pay you back in full.” Moved with compassion the master of that servant let him go and forgave him the loan. Matthew 18:26-27 This is a story about giving and also receiving forgiveness. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/03/05/forgiving-and-being-forgiven-2/
The Timing of God - Jesus said to his disciples: “Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17 Sometimes God seems to move slowly…very slowly. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/03/06/the-timing-of-god-2/
Don’t Wait to Accomplish the Greatest Act! - It shouldn’t come as a surprise to you that the greatest act you can do in life is to love God with your whole being. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/03/08/dont-wait-accomplish-greatest-act/
Quenching Your Thirst with Living Water - “Come see a man who told me everything I have done. Could he possibly be the Christ?” John 4:29 This is the story of a woman who encountered Jesus at the well. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/03/03/holy-wrath-god/
"Decide right now, here, today, to live a life of staggering generosity.
Responding to the Call to Repent - “At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here.” Luke 11:32 What an interesting way for Jesus to call the people to repentance. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/02/20/responding-call-repent/
A Father’s Unwavering Love - “Quickly, bring the finest robe and put it on him; put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Take the fattened calf and slaughter it. Then let us celebrate with a feast, because this son of mine was dead, and has come to life again; he was lost, and has been found.” Then the celebration began. Luke 15:22-24 In this familiar story of the Prodigal Son, we see courage in the son by choosing to return to his father. Continue…
The Holy Wrath of God- He made a whip out of cords and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and oxen, and spilled the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables, and to those who sold doves he said, “Take these out of here, and stop making my Father’s house a marketplace.” John 2:15-16 Jesus made quite a scene. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/03/03/holy-wrath-god/
Forgiving Others and Being Forgiven - “If you forgive men their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive men, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” Matthew 6:14-15 This passage presents us with an ideal we must strive for. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/02/19/forgiving-others-forgiven/
Joy at the Transfiguration - Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here! Let us make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” Mark 9:5 Peter was excited, perhaps beyond any excitement he had experienced before. In fact, to say he was excited is most certainly an understatement. Continue: https://catholic-daily-reflections.com/2018/02/24/joy-at-the-transfiguration-2/