Holy Gospel: August 14 Peter approached Jesus and asked him, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him?
As many as seven times?” Jesus answered, “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times. (Matthew 18: 21–19: 1)
The Practicality of Saints How the idea of venerating saints is a thoroughly modern and practical idea as illustrated by Monica and Augustine
Holy Gospel: August 12 "Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me." (Matthew 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14)
Turn to Jesus Challenge: Today when you pray, look back on the road traveled thus far and be grateful.
Holy Gospel: August 09 "If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17: 14-20)
Forfeit Eternal Life? Challenge: See where your plans and resolutions do not coincide with Christ’s, and change them.
Holy Gospel: August 8 “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it." (Matthew 16: 24-28)