#MyMassTakeaway: Here I Am

Today’s the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Find the Mass Readings here: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, January 14, 2018

My takeaway:

I had three Mass Takeaways this week! Be sure to check them all out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“You weren’t made to fit in. You were born to stand out!” . . . The above quote by Jim Caviezel came to me during today’s readings – as we heard about God calling Samuel from a slumber, our bodies being members of Christ’s Body, and the followers of Christ finding Him. . . . Being a disciple of Christ is never easy, and as our chaplain pointed out, we are on a mission of sainthood. Sainthood does not require perfection. It requires us acknowledging when we have stumbled and fallen, and instead of staying down, sainthood challenges us to rise, dust ourselves off, and seek to do better. . . . As Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is quoted as saying, “The world promises us comfort, but we were not made for comfort. We were made for greatness.” . . . Let us all work toward leaving the trappings of comfort this world promises us, and instead look with confidence in knowing we are made for greatness – if we choose to accept the challenge! We are made to be sons and daughters of a most radiant King. We will stand out, simply by our devotion to standing up when we falter, seeking forgiveness for our trespasses, and moving forward with faith in our Savior. . . . #mymasstakeaway w/ @tojesussincerely #mysundaybest w/ @rosiehill425 #inspiration #catholicblogger #catholicsofinstagram #inspirationalquotes #jimcaviezel #popeemeritusbenedictxvi #popeemeritus #catholicmom #catholicwife #proudcatholic #faith #christianblogger

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Sunday's gospel reading and homily were so good! Our Fr. Paul's passionate homily was inspiring and so insightful: The gospel of John contains some of the most important statements of Jesus and today's reading from John 1:35-42 has the most profound statements ever spoken – when asked "Teacher, where are you staying?" He said to them, "Come, and you will see" Such a simple phrase, think about it: it's an invitation to enter the life of Jesus.  Such an important piece: we need the GOING and we need the SEEING. Sometimes though, the two get separated in our lives,  we go without seeing or we see without going – we do the actions without the faith or we believe without the actions. He invites all of us to come and see. Let's take him up on the offer. As we truly come into contact with Him, you cannot live as before again. Wherever we are with the Lord right now, we have to pray: Jesus, show me where you are,  where you are going. Help me know you in a way I can understand it. Ask him to be with you in a real way. Andrew saw, met the Lord and he went and told his brother Simon (Peter): come and see! He met Jesus and had to share it with his brother – what would have happened if he wouldn't have done that! To me though, 'Come and you will see' also sounds like a promise, doesn't it? Just follow Him and all will be revealed! +++ #MyMasstakeaway #thewordofgod #drawclosertogod #lovegod #godinspired #openjourney #religiousart #christianart #catholicartist #faith #faithjournal #art #ingridblixt #TB2G #homily #sermon #bible #gospel #john1 #comeandyouwillsee #biblejournaling

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Your turn:

I want to know your Mass Takeaway too! Comment with your thoughts on the readings, your pastor’s homily, or anything that struck you during your time at Mass.

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