Posts tagged discipleship

Rich in faith

In an act of faith and obedience, both widows in our readings had to give up and let go of what little they had in this life to be able to receive the blessings of God’s eternal graces. We are called to do the same.

Risen with Christ to eternal life

We are confronted with the decision as to whether we are willing continue to follow Christ and receive him with our heart, mind and spirit that will lead either to eternal life or continual alienation. However, demanding though this decision is one can understand the words of Peter, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”

God is love

God’s is a love that undoes death, reconciles heaven and earth, and gifts eternal life to those who willingly embrace it with penitent hearts.

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, Fra Angelico (c.1395–1455), 1423 Fiesole; National Gallery, London

Rejoice and be glad

The vast majority of the Saints are unknown to us, but they all accepted the offer which God makes: they lived in his grace and allowed him to transform them from fallen and sinful people, to redeemed and sanctified people.

Take up thy Cross, the Saviour said

The following of Christ is none other than the way of the Cross. There is no escaping this path if we wish to save our lives.

Come, thou holy Paraclete

Today we recall and celebrate that historical moment when the power of the Holy Ghost was first poured into the Church.