December 2019

Daily Catholic Quote — Thomas Merton — Integrated Catholic Life™

[ad_1] Image © by Andrey_Popov | Shutterstock “To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us – and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.  Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new… Read More »Daily Catholic Quote — Thomas Merton — Integrated Catholic Life™

Reflection 333: Simplicity – Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

[ad_1] Life can appear to be complicated at times and so can we.  But the truth is that we need to cut through the complexities of life and realize that, from the perspective and Will of God, life is simple.  It’s simple in that all we need to do is say “Yes” to Him every day, surrendering all to Him and trusting Him every step of the way.  We must… Read More »Reflection 333: Simplicity – Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

St. Andrew

[ad_1] November 30, 2019 Andrew, an Apostle of Jesus Christ, was the first disciple of our Lord. Prior to coming to Jesus, Andrew had been a follower or disciple of John the Baptist. One day while walking with John, Jesus passed by. St. John, seeing Jesus, pointed Him out to Andrew and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.” Realizing that John was saying that Jesus was the Messiah whom they… Read More »St. Andrew

Stay Awake This Advent — Integrated Catholic Life™

[ad_1] Photograph © by Lisa Missenda | Shutterstock “Therefore, stay awake! For you do not know on which day your Lord will come” (Matthew 24:42). This verse is part of a larger passage (Matthew 24:1 — 25:30) where Jesus speaks about the time before his second coming—that is the time in which we all live. Of course this is immediately followed with the separation of the sheep and goats—the final… Read More »Stay Awake This Advent — Integrated Catholic Life™

Reflection 335: Forever Forgiving  – Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy

[ad_1] One of the hardest things to do in life is to pray for those who persecute you and to treat them with the utmost respect and compassion.  But what benefit is there in hating them or lashing out at them?  Doing this “harm” to them is far more damaging to your own soul than to theirs.  Forgive, forgive, and forgive again.  In fact, forgiving another is a form of… Read More »Reflection 335: Forever Forgiving  – Daily Reflections on Divine Mercy