Inspirations For Our Day
Our lives follow Christ’s pattern: we find the Resurrection only after the Cross.
For just as lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation.
A heart full of gratitude will always find Jesus.
And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice; and he fell at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. He was a Samaritan. Jesus said in reply, “Ten were cleansed, were they not? Where are the other nine? Has none but this foreigner returned to give thanks to God?” Then he said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has saved you.”
We must approach God with humility and trust, knowing that He owes us nothing but wants to give us everything: Himself.
When you have done all you have been commanded, say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do.’
Guard your actions, that nothing in you may lead another person into sin.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they occur. It would be better for him if a millstone were put around his neck and he be thrown into the sea than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin.
The seven brothers in Maccabees embraced the courage to be martyrs; may we do the same in the little difficulties of everyday life.
2 MC 7:1-2, 9-14
After him the third suffered their cruel sport. He put out his tongue at once when told to do so, and bravely held out his hands, as he spoke these noble words: “It was from Heaven that I received these; for the sake of his laws I disdain them; from him I hope to receive them again.” Even the king and his attendants marveled at the young man’s courage, because he regarded his sufferings as nothing.