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The Last Hope of Salvation

 


 

Note: The Now Word, Mark’s daily Mass meditations, will return on April 28th, 2014. In the meantime, for all my readers…

 

THIS coming April 27th, the eighth day in the Octave of Easter, Blessed John Paul II will be canonized (along with John XXIII). It’s also Divine Mercy Sunday. It’s a day that Jesus Himself promised to pour out immeasurable graces. Still, many Catholics have no idea what this feast is… which as you’ll see, is a tragedy.

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Lift Our Hands!

 

 

 

CHRIST IS RISEN, ALLELUIA!

Let us lift our hands to our King!

 

 Mark Mallett with Natalie MacMaster on fiddle:

 

 

 

Published in: | on April 20th, 2014 | 2 Comments are Closed » Print This Post Print This Post

The Gospel of Suffering

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 18th, 2014
Good Friday

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YOU may have noticed in several writings, lately, the theme of “springs of living water” flowing from within the soul of a believer. Most dramatic is the ‘promise’ of a coming “Blessing” that I wrote about this week in The Convergence and the Blessing.

But as we meditate upon the Cross today, I want to speak of one more wellspring of living water, one that even now can flow from within to irrigate the souls of others. I am speaking of suffering.

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The Third Memorial

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 17th, 2014
Holy Thursday

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THREE times, at the Lord’s Supper, Jesus asked us to imitate Him. Once when He took Bread and broke it; once when He took up the Cup; and last, when He washed the feet of the Apostles:

If I, therefore, the master and teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash one another’s feet. I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. (Today’s Gospel)

The Holy Mass is not complete without the third memorial. That is, when you and I receive the Body and Blood of Jesus, the Holy Meal is only satisfied when we wash the feet of another. When you and I, in turn, become the very Sacrifice that we have eaten: when we give our lives in service for another:

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Betraying the Son of Man

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 16th, 2014
Wednesday of Holy Week

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BOTH Peter and Judas received the Body and Blood of Christ at the Last Supper. Jesus knew beforehand both men would deny Him. Both men went on to do so in one manner or another.

But only one man did Satan enter:

After he took the morsel, Satan entered [Judas]. (John 13:27)

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The Convergence and the Blessing


Sunset in the eye of a hurricane

 

 

It is hard to put into words the significance of the following writing. Because it points toward what I believe all of my writings here have been preparing readers for: an imminent new grace that is coming upon the Church. Take a few moments from your day, ask the Holy Spirit to open your heart, and absorb the clear invitation that I believe this writing is…

 

SEVERAL years ago, I sensed the Lord saying that there was a Great Storm coming upon the earth, like a hurricane. But this Storm would not be one of mother nature, but one created by man himself: an economic, social, and political storm that would change the face of the earth. I felt the Lord ask me to write about this Storm, to prepare souls for what is coming—not only the Convergence of events, but now, a coming Blessing. This writing, so as not to be too lengthy, will footnote key themes that I’ve already expanded elsewhere. What will be new, and what I have been praying to write about now for weeks, are further insights into the coming Blessing. And this Blessing makes better sense in light of the Convergence that we are beginning to enter into now…

 

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You Were Born for This Time

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 15th, 2014
Tuesday of Holy Week

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AS you peer out at the Storm that is roiling on the horizon of humanity, you might be tempted to say, “Why me? Why now?” But I want to assure you, dear reader, that you were born for these times. As it says in the first reading today,

The LORD called me from birth, from my mother’s womb he gave me my name. 

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His Unfathomable Mercy

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 14th, 2014
Monday of Holy Week

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NO one can fathom how wide and how deep is the love of God for humanity. Today’s first reading gives us an insight into this tenderness:

A bruised reed he shall not break, and a smoldering wick he shall not quench, until he establishes justice on the earth…

We are on the threshold of the Day of the Lord, that day which will bring about an era of peace and justice, establishing it to “the coastlands.” The Church Fathers remind us that the Day of the Lord is not the end of the world or even a single 24 hour period. Rather…

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They Will Not See

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 11th, 2014
Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

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THIS generation is like a man standing on a beach, watching a ship disappear over the horizon. He does not think of what is beyond the horizon, where the ship is going, or where other ships are coming from. In his mind, what is reality is only that which lies between the shore and the skyline. And that is it.

This is analogous to how many perceive the Catholic Church today. They cannot see beyond the horizon of their limited knowledge; they do not understand the transforming influence of the Church over the centuries: how she introduced education, health care, and charities on several continents. How the sublimity of the Gospel has transformed art, music, and literature. How the power of her truths have manifested in the splendor of architecture and design, civil rights and laws.

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Jesus is God

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 10th, 2014
Thursday of the Fifth Week of Lent

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MUSLIMS believe He is a prophet. Jehovah’s Witnesses, that He was Michael the archangel. Others, that He is just a historical figure, and yet others, a mere myth.

But Jesus is God.

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Receive Song for Karol Free!

 

 

Prepare for the canonization of John Paul II
on April 27th, Divine Mercy Sunday

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set to JPII’s Stations of the Cross
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I Will Not Bow

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 9th, 2014
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

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NOT negotiable. That was essentially the reply of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego when King Nebuchadnezzar threatened them with death if they did not worship the state god. Our God “can save us”, they said,

But even if he will not, know, O king, that we will not serve your god or worship the golden statue that you set up. (First reading)

Today, believers are once again being forced to bow before the state god, these days under the names of “tolerance” and “diversity.” Those who don’t are being harassed, fined, or forced from their careers.

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Published in: | on April 8th, 2014 | Comments Off Print This Post Print This Post