March 2019 archive of Family Ministry

March 2019 archive of Family Ministry

March 21 - Lazarus and the Rich Man

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/20/19

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Scripture: The truth of Abraham's words at the end of the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man ring true today quite loudly. It shows the wisdom of Jesus and of God and the folly of those, like the Rich Man, who fail to accept ... Read More »

March 20 - The Cost of Discipleship

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/20/19

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Scripture: If you skim through the television channels on a Sunday morning you may run into broadcasts of Megachurch services down in the south.  There are many who preach the "Gospel of Prosperity," which promises that if you give your life to Jesus that you ... Read More »

March 19 - St. Joseph

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/19/19

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Scriptures: Faith. Today is the feast day of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary. Just as the lineage of the "Chosen People" began with Abraham through faith, the sign of which was circumcision of the body, Joseph becomes the beacon of faith through which all people ... Read More »

March 18 - Stop Judging

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/17/19

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Scripture: The core sentence in the Gospel today is, "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful." It echoes the call from the other day where Jesus said, "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." So what does Jesus mean when He says, "Stop ... Read More »

March 17 - Transfiguration

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/16/19

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Scriptures: It would be easy to get carried away on such packed readings; I will do my best to be concise. I will save the Transfiguration for the next section and just rely on the first two readings here. Today we see that it is ... Read More »

March 16 - Peculiarly His Own

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/15/19

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Scripture: The thread that ties the two readings together is Love. Jesus calls us to a more heroic and perfect love. The Jewish scriptures today show us that the way in which we reach that higher level of love, is to allow God into ... Read More »

March 15 - Mortal Sin and Redemption

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/14/19

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Scripture: The Prophet Ezekiel reveals that the justice God pours out on the people, the wrath on the wicked, is unfair by human standards. He also points out that the mercy God pours out on the people, the blessings waiting for the convert, is also ... Read More »

March 14 - Ask and You Shall Receive

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/13/19

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Scripture: Queen Esther was a Jewish woman who was in a difficult situation. Her husband, King Xerxes, was convinced by an adviser to have all of the Jews in the kingdom slaughtered. Esther put her life and the life of all the Jewish people into the ... Read More »

March 13 - Fasting and Free Will

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/12/19

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Scriptures: Jonah was asked by God to go to the city of Nineveh to call for repentance. Jonah did not want to go, he did not want to help those people. So he literally took a boat sailing in the opposite direction. As we ... Read More »

March 12- Prayer

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/11/19

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Scripture: God's word is efficacious. It does what it says it does. The Lord is teaching us through Isaiah that His words multiply goodness and don't return to him empty. One can say that the Lord's words are like a fishing net that is cast ... Read More »

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