Thursday, January 12, 2012

TAKE FIVE FOR FAITH: Daily renewal for busy Catholics 1/12/2012

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"Do we seek out people who have disengaged and ask them why? Do we even care? Maybe that is the more basic question: Why don’t we do these things?"

--© Bryan Froehle, 2012, Pastoral Trends,

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Thursday, January 12


Everybody needs some healing
Some days it can be really tough to know and feel that God is with us. Though we believe God is there, it can sometimes feel as though we are miles away from God. Think about a time when you’ve been there; hardship, suffering, grief, and sickness can exacerbate that feeling, yet it is in these times when God draws especially close to us. The church honors such points in life with the Sacrament of Anointing. The sacrament is not only for people near death but for all in need of healing. It is a way in which you can acknowledge and place your pain and fear in the presence of a loving God and your community of faith. In what ways could you use a bit of anointing in your life?

TODAY’S READINGS: 1 Samuel 4:1-11; Mark 1:40-45 (308)
“Woe to us! This has never happened before.”

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