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Category: Scriptural Reflections


Christ speaks in both the 1st reading and the Gospel today, and both times he speaks to the disciples, and us too, saying, “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses; [proclaiming] repentance and forgiveness of sins to [the ends of the earth].”

Redemptive Suffering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, We offer You our prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Your Sacred Heart, in union with the Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered throughout the world, in reparation for our sins, for the intentions of all our relatives and friends, and in particular for the intentions of the pope. Amen.


Many people are peaceable as long as no one interferes with them, and all goes in accordance with their own will; but the slightest contradiction irritates them terribly. Such people are like stagnant water, which is all well enough as long as it is left alone; but stir it up, and it emits a most unpleasant odor.


It’s as if we have this infinite black hole inside of us that can only be filled by the infinite. We try and try to fill it time and again with the created things of this world, and each and every time we find that these things don’t satisfy for more than an instant.