Today’s the 18thSunday in Ordinary Time.
Find the Mass Readings here: 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Month day, year
St. Paul tells us to “put away the old self… and put on the new self.” He’s calling us to work for change in a very radical change.
Not just to improve this or that about ourselves. Not just to act differently. But to put on a whole new self.
I can do this.
I can put on a new self. A self full of love and hope and joy and peace.
God, let Your will be done in me. Help me put on the new self You desire me to be.
My Featured Five Takeaways
These takeaways resonated with me today.
But as usual, there are so many incredible reflections on Instagram today. Head over and read them all!
Catherine talked about the connection between physical and spiritual hungers.
That’s such an important thing to keep in mind. All our physical hungers, wants, and needs… they all point to a bigger spiritual need.
They all point to Jesus.
And nothing but Him will satisfy our hearts.
Ginny always gets me with her truth bombs.
Today, she encourages us to open up and let God in. To let Him transform us. No matter who we’ve been or where we’re from, God can do this.
“He loves us even when… we don’t deserve it.”
And nothing is impossible for Him.
Christine is keeping it real.
Her reflection about balancing the joys of God’s blessings and the stresses and challenges that go with touched my heart today.
We all grumble like those Israelites some days, don’t we?
I love her call to dive into the gift of Faith.
First of all, can I just say – if you’re not following Heather, you need to be!
I always find myself laughing at her hoti-mess-ness.
But at the same time, shaking my head in commiseration. I am right there with you, Heather.
In her Mass Takeaway today, Heather dives right in to the Real Presence Jesus is talking about in the Bread of Life Discourse.
“Flesh and Blood, people… Flesh and blood.”
Please play for Desiree.
She couldn’t get to Mass today because she’s in the hospital with her daughter.
But she did get to receive Communion! Praise God. That’s a takeaway worthy of today’s readings for sure.
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.