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Ordinary Time: Weeks 18–34
Starting August 6, 2023
- Courage to Change
September 28, 2023 - Thursday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint Wenceslaus, Martyr—Optional Memorial - Saints Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, Martyrs—Optional Memorial - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- Authority Over demons
September 27, 2023 - Wednesday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint Vincent de Paul, Priest—Memorial - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- Becoming Jesus’ Mother and Brothers
September 26, 2023 - Tuesday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time - Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs—Optional Memorial - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- Growth in Understanding
September 25, 2023 - Monday of the Twenty-Fifth Week in Ordinary Time - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- Desiring the Fullness of Grace for All
September 24, 2023 - Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A) - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- Bearing Abundant Good Fruit
September 23, 2023 - Saturday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Priest—Memorial - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- All In!
September 22, 2023 - Friday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- Seeking True Satisfaction
Thursday, September 21, 2023 - Feast of Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- A Well-Ordered Soul
September 20, 2023 - Wednesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-gŏn, Priest, and Paul Chŏng Ha-sang, and Companions, Martyrs—Memorial - Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
- Compassion, Hope and Faith
September 19, 2023 - Tuesday of the Twenty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time - Saint Januarius, Bishop and Martyr—Optional Memorial- Catholic Daily Reflections from My Catholic Life!
Latest Divine Mercy Reflections:
- Reflection 271: Looking Past the Obstacles in Life
One very common tendency and temptation most people struggle with is to become fixated upon sufferings, humiliations and the false opinions of others. When we experience one or more of these burdens, we can be tempted to make them the central focus of our life. For example...
- Reflection 270: The Details of the Will of God
Are you willing to accept the Will of God in your life? If so, you must be open to all the details. God’s Will is not some grandiose generalization. Choosing His Will is not simply a matter of saying that you choose to follow Him with broad strokes. Rather, choosing His Will...
- Reflection 269: A Twofold Gaze at Mercy and Misery
If you could pick two things to gaze at, what would they be? Ideally, the two greatest things to gaze at are the Mercy of God and your own misery. Most likely, it immediately makes sense that the Mercy of God would be one of the most important things to gaze...
- Reflection 268: Pondering Death
Perhaps thinking about your death is frightening. It may not be something that you actually consider very often. But it is a grace to be able to look at one’s death directly and with full confidence. And this is only possible to do with full confidence if your life is in order...
- Reflection 267: Justice or Mercy?
It is proper to speak of both the Justice of God as well as His Mercy. They are not opposed to each other. His Justice will be dealt to those who refuse to repent just as it was dealt to the angels who refused to serve God. But, for now, is it more proper to say that God is Merciful. In fact...
- Reflection 266: Discouragement in the Face of Sanctity
Do you want to be a saint? Hopefully the answer is “Yes.” But what about this question: Do you think you can become a saint? This may be more difficult to answer. It’s easy to dream of sanctity and to desire...
- Reflection 265: The Danger and Blessing of Passions
God created us with passions. These can be either great blessings in our Christian walk or they can become great snares. It all depends on what controls each passion. Passions of anger, for example, can either be used for good or ill. When anger takes over and the source of this anger...
- Reflection 264: A Retreat With Jesus
Have you ever made a retreat? Some are privileged to take time away from the busyness of life so as to spend an extended time listening to our Lord and being in His merciful presence. Others find it hard to find even a day to enter such a retreat. Regardless...
- Reflection 263: God as Your Helmsman in the Storm
Imagine being a small child on a small boat in the middle of the sea. A storm sets in and you cannot see land in any direction. You are tossed and turned in the waves as they cover the bow with each crash and you wonder how you will survive. Now imagine that your dad...
- Reflection 262: The Rule of Love or Justice
We cannot escape the Hand of God. He is the one who sustains the Universe and keeps all things in being. Without His constant care we would cease to exist. But we remain under His providential Hand in one of two ways. Either we are guided by the “rule of love” or by the “rule of justice.” The...