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Daily Gospel Meditations - Saint John Society

English, Christianity, 1 season, 1613 episodes, 4 days, 2 hours, 31 minutes
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Reflections on the daily Gospel to help you prepare your morning meditation.
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Jun 22, 2024 - 11th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 6:24-34

Seek first the kingdom of God - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there areas in your life in which you still need to give God the first place? Have you seen God’s providence at work in your life in recent times? If confidence in God’s providence prevailed in your heart over anxiousness about the future, what kind of decisions would you make? What would your life look like? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/22/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jun 21, 2024 - 11th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 6:19-23

The images of the treasure and the lamp - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How would you assess before the Lord your own relationship with possessions? Is there anything Jesus would encourage you to imitate in the way He looks at things? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/21/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jun 20, 2024 - 11th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 6:7-15

The wisdom of the Lord’s Prayer - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Choose three petitions on which you may focus your meditation today. What is the wisdom they contain? Why do you need them? How can they help you grow in prayer? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/20/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jun 19, 2024 - 11th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Walking before the Father’s gaze - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you tell those things you do to glorify God from those you do to be seen? How are the outcomes different? What steps is Jesus inviting you to take, so that you may seek him instead of human glory? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/19/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jun 18, 2024 - 11th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:43-48

How is it possible to love our enemies? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Did you ever receive an act of kindness from someone you considered an enemy? What impact did that have on you? What situations come to mind when you hear this teaching of Christ? What is He encouraging you to do? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/18/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jun 17, 2024 - 11th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:38-42

How do we deal with difficult people? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you think of instances in which this teaching was applied? What was the impact of those actions? Even if you feel that responding in this way may be hard to achieve in some specific situation you are dealing with, are there smaller steps in that direction that Jesus is encouraging you to take? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/17/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jun 16, 2024 - 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mk 4:26-34

The efforts that make us receptive to God’s grace - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How do these parables of the kingdom reflect your own journey of faith? Have you seen those unexpected fruits of God’s grace in your heart, while you were diligently tilling the ground? What about its social impact? Have you seen that growth results in a large plant that gathers the birds of the sky? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/16/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jun 15, 2024 - 10th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:33-37

Let your ‘yes’ mean ‘yes.’ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Maybe constant swearing is not something people do in the circles in which you move, but what are other possible ways we may tempted to use today not to be completely truthful? How do lies impact relationships? What is the motivation behind most lies? Have you noticed the contrast there is between relationships that are transparent and truthful, and those that are not? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/15/20243 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jun 14, 2024 - 10th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:27-32

Jesus’ teaching on sexuality and marriage - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think Jesus is so demanding in the area of sexuality? What are the consequences of not growing in virtue in this area? What is the kind of love that is attained by those who regain virtue in the area of sexuality? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/14/20243 minutes, 19 seconds
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Jun 13, 2024 - 10th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:20-26

A holiness greater than the letter of the law - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think Jesus asks us to interiorize his commandments? How do you deal with anger? Do you need to seek reconciliation? What is the Lord inviting you to do in this area? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/13/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jun 12, 2024 - 10th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:17-19

Do we Christians still need the law? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced the good use of laws and good teachings in your faith journey? Do you need to heal your image of the law? In what areas of your life do you need that external help of discipline, good community, mentoring, and good laws? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/12/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jun 11, 2024 - 10th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:13-16

Salt of the earth and light of the world - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Who are the people who have been salt and light for you? How are you called to be salt and light for others? In what circumstances is the temptation to blend in the strongest for you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/11/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jun 10, 2024 - 10th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:1-12

The beatitudes - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is the Lord speaking to you through the beatitudes today? Which of them do you see reflected most clearly in the heart of Jesus? Which is the one that describes you best? Which is the one you need the most? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/10/20243 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jun 9, 2024 - 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mk 3:20-35

The resilience of the heart of Jesus - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What stands out to you in the way Jesus responded to these challenges? Can you relate to some of these challenges yourself? What is Jesus inviting you to learn from him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/9/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jun 8, 2024 - Immaculate Heart of Mary / Lk 2:41-51

Why did Jesus stay behind in the Temple? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you think of events that have been like reminders from God of what’s important in your life? What is the ground of your obedience? Social convention? Doing what is less risky? Is it faith in God? What do you take away from Mary’s response to what Christ did? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/8/20243 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jun 7, 2024 - Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus / Jn 19:31-37

The revelation of true love - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the aspects of Christ’s love that call your attention the most? How can you walk closer to him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/7/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jun 6, 2024 - 9th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:28-34

The central role of love in Christian life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What needs to be redirected in your life, so as to reflect the order of love that Jesus teaches? In what ways is Jesus encouraging you to connect love of God and neighbor, and also love and worship? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/6/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jun 5, 2024 - 9th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:18-27

The difficulty in imagining heaven - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In this meditation, compare how your life was before encountering Jesus to how it has become now that you walk with him. How does the new situation of living in Christ help you understand a bit better what heaven is like? Do you find anticipations of heaven in that new life you have in Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/5/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jun 4, 2024 - 9th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:13-17

Can you be part of this world as a Catholic? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you find yourself in a similar situation at times, when others tell you that you cannot be a Catholic and be part of the 21st century? How can you find a Christ-like balance, so as to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God? Who can you think of as a role-model in striking the right balance of living in the world but not being of the world? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/4/20243 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jun 3, 2024 - 9th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:1-12

The temptation to seize the vineyard - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What aspects of the wisdom of God stand out to you in this parable? In what ways does this parable provide helpful warnings? How is Jesus inviting you to await the renewal He wants to bring to his Church? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/3/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jun 2, 2024 - Corpus Christi / Mk 14:12-16, 22-26

What did Jesus mean by the gift of his body and blood? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is Jesus encouraging you to prepare for the Eucharist? What does it mean for you to receive Jesus’ very life and his love in this sacrament? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/2/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jun 1, 2024 - 8th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 11:27-33

The integrity required to challenge Jesus - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there similar gray areas in my life? Are there aspects in which I choose to remain ambiguous, because I don’t want to take a stance that is unpopular, or face hard questions? Could Jesus turn the tables on me in a similar way? Do I have the integrity and purity of intention to question him? What steps is Jesus inviting me to take? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/1/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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May 31, 2024 - Feast of the Visitation / Lk 1:39-56

What we can learn from Mary’s visitation - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What doors has the Lord opened for you, so that you get to share your faith journey with others? What traits do you find especially inspiring in Mary and Elizabeth? Is there anything in their character that the Lord is encouraging you to imitate? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/31/20243 minutes, 38 seconds
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May 30, 2024 - 8th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 10:46-52

What does Bartimaeus’ healing represent? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is your life diminished in some sense because there are steps you are reluctant to take? How has Jesus opened your eyes? Have you fully embraced the consequences of the grace Jesus has given you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/30/20243 minutes, 45 seconds
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May 29, 2024 - 8th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 10:32-45

How Jesus addressed misaligned feelings - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. With which of the characters in this passage would you identify at this time? Express your feelings to the Lord, and, based on this gospel, imagine what He would say to you. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/29/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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May 28, 2024 - 8th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 10:28-31

The rewards of those who venture things for Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What things have you risked or given up to follow Christ? In what ways have you experienced that paradox of receiving from the Lord the true measure of those things you had given up to follow him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/28/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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May 27, 2024 - 8th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mk 10:17-27

The calling of the rich young man - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has Jesus led to you ascend from grace to grace? What are things that come natural to you now, but would have been difficult at the beginning? Can you identify some step or trial that Christ has encouraged you to face, something you need or have the grace to tackle, even when it’s not a step for everyone? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/27/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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May 26, 2024 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity / Mt 28:16-20

Why the Trinity is significant for our spiritual life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In which ways have you received your own being and gifts from God and from others? In which ways have you been called to give of yourself to others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/26/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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May 25, 2024 - 7th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 10:13-16

Why did Jesus want children to come to him? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is Jesus inviting you to review any guiding principles in your life regarding the importance of forming others and his insistence that young minds be allowed to approach him? What does it mean for you to have a child-like heart, and how is that different from being childish? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/25/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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May 24, 2024 - 7th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mk 10:1-12

What did Jesus teach about divorce? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What has it meant, in your case, to be challenged by Christ to believe you can aspire to a higher kind of love? What is the resistance you have found in your own hardness of heart? How has the Lord provided you with strength to overcome that resistance? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/24/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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May 23, 2024 - 7th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 9:41-50

Protecting our relationship with God - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are possible things you could do in attention to Christ? Could some words or actions of yours cause others to sin? Can you recall situations in which a challenging sacrifice was required to preserve your integrity or your faith? What helps you keep your distinctively Christian flavor? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/23/20243 minutes, 48 seconds
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May 22, 2024 - 7th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 9:38-40

How can Jesus be so strict and open-minded at the same time? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you recognize the patience of Christ toward you as you began your journey, when your steps were still imperfect, but well-directed? How is Jesus asking you to support the positive steps of others who are still on the way to a deeper life of faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/21/20243 minutes, 20 seconds
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May 21, 2024 - 7th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 9:30-37

Why the disciples avoided the topic of the Passion - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there questions about being a disciple that you are hesitant to bring up to Jesus? How can you expand your horizon, so as to see things from Jesus’ perspective? What entices you to want to be first in the way Jesus understands it? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/21/20243 minutes, 32 seconds
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May 20, 2024 - Memorial of Mary Mother of the Church / Jn 19:25-34

Mary, our mother in the order of grace - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways have you grown in union with Christ, so as to partake of his sufferings and of his joys, as Mary did? Imagine you are the one at the foot of the cross, and that Mary receives you as her son, as her daughter, today. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/20/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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May 19, 2024 - Solemnity of Pentecost / Jn 20:19-23

Why did Christ sent his Spirit upon his disciples? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention in the way the Holy Spirit works? Have you seen signs of the Holy Spirit in you or others in recent times? What dimension of the action of the Holy Spirit resonates with you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/19/20243 minutes, 41 seconds
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May 18, 2024 - 7th Saturday of Easter / Jn 21:20-25

The temptation to compare ourselves with others - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there areas in your life in which you feel insecure, or you tend to compare yourself with others? What does Jesus say in response to those voices? How does He encourage you? What is it that matters to him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/18/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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May 17, 2024 - 7th Friday of Easter / Jn 21:15-19

“Simon, do you love me?” - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Imagine you are Peter and Jesus asks you these questions. Do you love me? How can you show Jesus your love for him? How could your love for him grow? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/17/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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May 16, 2024 - 7th Thursday of Easter / Jn 17:20-26

What does Jesus ask for when He prays for us? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What does each of these gifts Jesus prayed for mean to you? What is keeping you from receiving them? How would your life look like if you received a greater portion of these gifts? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/16/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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May 15, 2024 - 7th Wednesday of Easter / Jn 17:11b-19

What does Jesus mean by asking that his disciples be consecrated? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has Jesus protected you and watched over you? How has the message of Christ transformed you and led you to live in a way that is distinctive? In what ways has the Lord consecrated you, that is, established you solidly in faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/15/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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May 14, 2024 - Feast of St. Matthias / Jn 15:9-17

Remaining in Christ’s love and friendship - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways has Jesus manifested his love for you? What is your perception of Christ’s commandments? Why is that? Is there anything that is keeping you from opening your heart to God in prayer? Take a time to do that, as you conclude this meditation. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/14/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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May 13, 2024 - 7th Monday of Easter / Jn 16:29-33

Signs of spiritual growth - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Where are you in your spiritual journey? Can you identify some steps of growth you have taken? What is still lacking? Where is Jesus pointing next? Where do you get your identity from? How can you become more rooted in the Father? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/13/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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May 12, 2024 - Ascension of the Lord / Mk 16:15-20

The synergy of Christ and the apostles - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the mission that the Lord is entrusting to you? Why does He do that – why doesn’t He do it all by himself? What are the signs of his presence? What can you do to take up that task of the great commission? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/12/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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May 11, 2024 - 6th Saturday of Easter / Jn 16:23b-28

What does it mean to pray in the name of Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you imagine Jesus saying in his prayer to the Father? How could your prayer become more Christ-like? What do you think would change in you if your outlook and intentions were more like those of Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/11/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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May 10, 2024 - 6th Friday of Easter / Jn 16:20-23

How to assess joy and sorrow in the spiritual life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What have been some movements of joy and of sadness in recent times? What is the cause of those joys and sorrows? Is there something that Jesus wants to teach you through those movements in your heart? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/10/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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May 9, 2024 - 6th Thursday of Easter / Jn 16:16-20

How can sadness become joy? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is Jesus inviting you to imitate some aspect of his leadership? What would be some examples in your life in which the reason for your sadness turned into joy in the Spirit? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/9/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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May 8, 2024 - 6th Wednesday of Easter / Jn 16:12-15

Why does God reveal things to us gradually? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/8/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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May 7, 2024 - 6th Tuesday of Easter / Jn 16:5-11

Moving from emotion to conviction - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you remember times in your life in which you acquired more solid convictions of faith? How did that change look like? How was the before and after? Is there any similar step that the Lord may have in store for you now? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/7/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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May 6, 2024 - 6th Monday of Easter / Jn 15:26 - 16:4a

How can persecutors see themselves as true worshippers? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are you sensitive to the voice of the world in some area? Is there any reality of this world that at times may appear to be the highest good for you, instead of the living God? How has the Lord strengthened your faith through the witness of the Holy Spirit? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/6/20243 minutes, 20 seconds
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May 5, 2024 - 6th Sunday of Easter / Jn 15:9-17

The revelation of a new kind of love - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What aspect of Christ’s love strikes you as distinctive? What aspect of Christ’s love do you feel called to imitate? How has Christ’s grace empowered your freedom? Do you see his commandments as a constraint or as a liberation? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/5/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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May 4, 2024 - 5th Saturday of Easter / Jn 15:18-21

Why did Jesus tell the disciples that the world would hate them? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think you that need to hear this from Jesus today? In what ways does the voice of the world affect you? How is the Lord strengthening your faith, that you may not be overcome by the world? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/4/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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May 3, 2024 - Feast of St. Philip and St. James / Jn 14:6-14

Jesus will return to us by dwelling in our souls - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/3/20243 minutes, 14 seconds
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May 2, 2024 - 5th Thursday of Easter / Jn 15:9-11

Remaining in the love we have received - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways have you experienced Christ’s love? What does it mean for you to remain in that love? Have you been able to express a love that goes beyond your natural capacity for love? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/2/20243 minutes, 29 seconds
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May 1, 2024 - 5th Wednesday of Easter / Jn 15:1-8

Jesus is the vine, we are the branches - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/1/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Apr 30, 2024 - 5th Tuesday of Easter / Jn 14:27-31a

What kind of peace does Christ want for the Church? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you identify moments in your life in which you lived in the peace of Christ and when you lived in the peace of the world? How were those different? What is preventing you from loving others, from following Christ’s voice right now? What are the fears He wants you to overcome? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/30/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Apr 29, 2024 - 5th Monday of Easter / Jn 14:21-26

How is our relationship with Christ connected with his commandments? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are some steps you took in your life that enabled you to receive Christ’s message? How has the thought of Christ and your love for him shaped your identity? How could it shape it even more? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/29/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Apr 28, 2024 - 5th Sunday of Easter / Jn 15:1-8

The vine and the branches - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen in this time the fruits that result from being united to Christ? Has the Lord done some pruning in your life, that you may bear more fruit? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/28/20243 minutes, 41 seconds
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Apr 27, 2024 - 4th Saturday of Easter / Jn 14:7-14

Can we know what God is like? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What have you come to know about the Father? What gestures and words of Jesus are especially luminous to you? What does the Father want you to pray for in the heart of Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/27/20243 minutes, 16 seconds
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Apr 26, 2024 - 4th Friday of Easter / Jn 14:1-6

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What experiences have led you to discover Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life? How can you deepen that reliance on Christ, so as to find encouragement in him, and not just in human securities? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/26/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Apr 25, 2024 - Feast of St. Mark / Mk 16:15-20

What are these signs accompanying the proclamation about? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Where have you seen the changes that the proclamation of the gospel can introduce in someone’s life? What is Jesus trying to show you through the things He emphasized in this sending? What attitude does He want to form in you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/25/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Apr 24, 2024 - 4th Wednesday of Easter / Jn 12:44-50

Jesus, an icon of the Father - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you learn by looking back on these words of Jesus from the perspective of the resurrection? Why do you think that only in union with Christ it’s possible to live in the light? Why can’t the light and darkness be blended? In what way is Jesus inviting you to adopt his obedience and to see it as a blessing for you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/24/20243 minutes, 18 seconds
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Apr 23, 2024 - 4th Tuesday of Easter / Jn 10:22-30

Why did some not follow the Good Shepherd? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What elements in Christ’s description of his sheep do you recognize in yourself? Do you also find in yourself some of the attitudes of the authorities that Jesus confronts? How is the Lord inviting you to grow as a disciple? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/23/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Apr 22, 2024 - 4th Monday of Easter / Jn 10:1-10

Why did Jesus say that He was the gate? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways has Jesus been the gate through which you have found access to your true self, to freedom, to a higher kind of love? How is Jesus calling you to conform your thoughts and desires with his, so that you may in turn guide others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/22/20243 minutes, 21 seconds
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April 21, 2024 - 4th Sunday of Easter / Jn 10:11-18

The good shepherd lays down his life for us - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What kind of relationships do you tend to establish with others: those of the hireling, or those of the shepherd? In what ways has Christ been your good shepherd? How does He want you to replicate toward others that sacrificial love that you see in him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/21/20243 minutes, 19 seconds
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Apr 20, 2024 - 3rd Saturday of Easter / Jn 6:60-69

Should faith always make sense? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has the Lord purified your faith? Is He calling you to a deeper faith in him, to trust in him, to accept his teachings? How have you handled rejection? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/20/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Apr 19, 2024 - 3rd Friday of Easter / Jn 6:52-59

Why does Jesus say we cannot have life unless we eat his flesh? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the hidden aspects of the Eucharist that Jesus wants you to rediscover today? What are the needs and desires in your soul that only this food can satisfy? What are the thoughts and feelings of Christ that the Holy Spirit wants you to receive? Or, to put it another way, what action or moment in the life of Christ would you like to connect with through the Eucharist? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/19/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Apr 18, 2024 - 3rd Thursday of Easter / Jn 6:44-51

“Mannas” that are not enough - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are those daily “mannas” you go for? How has the Father been drawing you to Jesus? In what ways has your relationship with Christ become life-giving? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/18/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Apr 17, 2024 - 3rd Wednesday of Easter / Jn 6:35-40

How could the crowd not believe if they had seen? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has your faith grown over time? What steps of faith is the Lord inviting you to take? What do you find encouraging in Christ’s faithfulness? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/17/20243 minutes, 20 seconds
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April 16, 2024 - 3rd Tuesday of Easter / Jn 6:30-35

The life of Jesus is the bread of life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Was there a time in which God sustained your life, as He protected Israel in the desert? How could you grasp this idea: that Jesus has become the sustenance, the one who restores you to your true identity? What aspects of Jesus’ life speak of that to you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/16/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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April 15, 2024 - 3rd Monday of Easter / Jn 6:22-29

Jesus blended thoughtfulness and sternness - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find intriguing and thought-provoking in Jesus’ responses? What do those responses reveal about the mystery of the heart of Jesus? In what ways do you think that Jesus would challenge you to seek higher things? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/15/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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April 14, 2024 - 3rd Sunday of Easter / Lk 24:35-48

Why were the disciples doubtful even after seeing the risen Christ? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is the Lord strengthening you? How has He strengthened you in the past through his presence and through his word? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/14/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Apr 13, 2024 - 2nd Saturday of Easter / Jn 6:16-21

How to navigate moments of desolation? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Does this Gospel help you discover how Christ worked through trials you’ve been through in recent times? What was the cause behind those challenges? Did you discover any signs of his presence during those times? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/13/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Apr 12, 2024 - 2nd Friday of Easter / Jn 6:1-15

The pedagogy of desire - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why does the Lord want to involve his disciples in distributing his gifts? What are the natural blessings that may result from people being drawn to him? What are the higher gifts He wants us to discover through those natural blessings? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/12/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Apr 11, 2024 - 2nd Thursday of Easter / Jn 3:31-36

Why is Jesus a contested figure? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you discovered that logic of the Trinity, so different from the logic of the world, when you entered the Body of Christ? Have you had to battle for your faith in contentious situations? What have you learned through those experiences? What steps you’ve taken have led you to discover that God is trustworthy? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/11/20243 minutes, 45 seconds
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Apr 10, 2024 - 2nd Wednesday of Easter / Jn 3:16-21

Why is there condemnation, if God loves his creation? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. When have you experienced God’s love for you most clearly? Do you believe in God’s love for you and for the world? Why do you think God made such a bold and compassionate move: to manifest his love in sending us his Son? What are the implications of the way in which God guides the world, allowing humanity to judge for themselves on which side they want to be, whether in the light or in darkness? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/10/20243 minutes, 15 seconds
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Apr 9, 2024 - 2nd Tuesday of Easter / Jn 3:7b-15

What does Jesus mean by being born of the Spirit? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How would your life be different, if you hadn’t been born from above? Have you experienced the signs of this new life in the Spirit? Have you noticed the effects that meditating on Scripture and receiving the Sacraments has on you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/9/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Apr 8, 2024 – Solemnity of the Annunciation / Lk 1:26-38

The mystery of God’s calling and human freedom - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the Lord teaching you through Mary’s vocation? What aspects of your own life have you come to know through callings that came to you from outside? In which cases would the Lord want your life to be more connected to him and to others, so as to overcome individualism? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/8/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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April 7, 2024 - 2nd Sunday of Easter / Jn 20:19-31

What was Thomas doubting exactly? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How do you respond to the fact that Christ places such high expectations on us? What is the mission He is entrusting you with? What are the implications of being sent as a representative of Christ in your own vocation? What would be the implications if we were never trusted with any significant mission? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/7/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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April 6, 2024 - Saturday in the Octave of Easter / Mk 16:9-15

Why could the disciples doubt the risen Christ? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you recognize some of these perplexities and doubts in your own heart? What resonates with you in today’s gospel? With which of the characters there do you identify? What step of faith is the Lord inviting you to take? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/6/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Apr 5, 2024 - Friday in the Octave of Easter / Jn 21:1-14

The apparition at the Lake of Tiberias - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this passage remind you of what Jesus has done in your own life? What do you find especially inspiring in Christ’s example of friendship? How can you imitate him in this aspect? What is the Lord telling you about how stay consistent through changes in mood? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/5/20243 minutes, 41 seconds
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Apr 4, 2024 - 1st Thursday of Easter / Lk 24:35-48

What the resurrection accounts teach us about the dynamics of the spiritual life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is significant to you in the way Jesus acted in this passage? Have you received signs from God that caused that blending of joy and shock? What changed in your spiritual life when it went from a set of practices to following a living person? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/4/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Apr 3, 2024 - 1st Wednesday of Easter / Lk 24:13-35

The apparition to the disciples going to Emmaus - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How do you relate to the particular trial of these disciples? How does this passage resonate with your own faith journey? How is the Lord encouraging you to imitate him in helping others reignite their faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/3/20243 minutes, 42 seconds
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April 2, 2024 - Tuesday in the Octave of Easter / Jn 20:11-18

Why did Jesus ask Mary not to hold on to him? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. The Lord is inviting us to seek Christ, as Mary Magdalene did. How can you do that? What does it mean for you to seek him? Is it possible that Christ has been showing that He is close to you in new ways, in ways that are different from what you expected? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
4/2/20243 minutes, 19 seconds
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April 1, 2024 - Monday in the Octave of Easter / Mt 28:8-15

How could they feel fear and joy at the same time? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What has the Lord done, what has the Lord shown you, so that you can be overjoyed? What prompts you to feel fear? What does Jesus words “do not be afraid” mean for you, in practical terms? Where are you focusing your gaze? On that which God can do even through our human frailty? Or on what the powers of this world can do? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/31/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mar 31, 2024 - Easter Sunday / Jn 20:1-9

New life in the resurrection - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are those glimpses that help you anticipate something of what life in the resurrection is like? What are the signs in your life that point to the Lord’s resurrection? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/31/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mar 30, 2024 - Holy Saturday

The purification that the Passion operates in us - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here to go back to the reading of the Passion, or here for the Easter Vigil readings. How has the Lord purified you through trials? What does He want to heal in you through this contemplation of his Passion? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/30/20243 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mar 29, 2024 - Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion / Jn 18:1—19:42

A contemplation of the Passion - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways is the trial of Christ still being played out in today’s world and in your soul? What is the Lord showing you about himself and about where your heart is at through this contemplation of his Passion? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/29/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mar 28, 2024 - Holy Thursday / Jn 13:1-15

The washing of the disciples’ feet - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think Jesus chose this gesture to symbolize his life? What do you need to let Jesus wash you of?  What is most significant to you about Christ’s love? How is He asking you to imitate that love? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/28/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Mar 27, 2024 - Wednesday of Holy Week / Mt 26:14-25

How could Judas betray Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What can you learn about the dynamics of sin in the story of Judas? What did Jesus do to address those growing roots of sin? Are there any tendencies or thoughts that Jesus would want you to address in your life, so as to stop the spread of sin in your soul? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/27/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mar 26, 2024 - Tuesday of Holy Week / Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

Sins of weakness vs. deliberate sins - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What difference do you discover in this gospel between sins of weakness and deliberate sins? What strategies can you learn from Christ on how to fight these different kinds of temptation? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/26/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mar 25, 2024 - Monday of Holy Week / Jn 12:1-11

The anointing of Jesus in Bethany - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why does the Lord value actions like those of Mary? What generous gestures is the Lord inspiring you to offer him? When you feel resistance to those generous offerings, where does it come from? How can you unite your heart to the Passion of Christ in this Holy Week? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/25/20243 minutes, 32 seconds
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Mar 24, 2024 – Palm Sunday / Mk 11:1-10

Was Palm Sunday just a short-lived victory? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you picture these two crowds as Jesus enters the city? Can you see these two crowds in today’s world as well? What does it mean for you to walk with Christ, to be in the world but not of the world? In response to the voices that tell you that faith cannot do much, do you see the impact that Jesus has in your life and those around you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/24/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mar 23, 2024 - 5th Saturday of Lent / Jn 11:45-56

Reactions to the resurrection of Lazarus - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you see yourself reflected in some of these reactions to the Lord’s miracles? Are the voices of fear rising above other important factors in your decisions? Is there anything that God is inviting you to do to manifest his light, even when that could be met with opposition? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/23/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mar 22, 2024 - 5th Friday of Lent / Jn 10:31-42

How Jesus confronts human hardness of heart - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. When you hear Jesus responding in this way to those who didn’t trust him, can you imagine the Lord reasoning with you along similar lines? What would He say to you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/22/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mar 21, 2024 - 5th Thursday of Lent / Jn 8:51-59

The roots of unbelief: a distorted idea of God - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What’s your experience of that life made of communion with the Father that Jesus speaks of? What are those distorted images of God that could tempt us to displace the living God from our hearts? How does the word of Christ provide a corrective for that temptation? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/21/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mar 20, 2024 - 5th Wednesday of Lent / Jn 8:31-42

A deeper conversion: receiving the heart of children - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find most striking in the freedom and identity of Christ? Does this gospel help you detect any roots of sin in your heart? What is Jesus asking you to do, so you can live in greater freedom? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/20/20243 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mar 19, 2024 - Solemnity of St. Joseph / Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a

Why was Joseph left in his perplexity? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Does this passage resonate with events in your own life? Have you seen spiritual growth take place through times of uncertainty, not having the whole roadmap in your hands? Have you seen how fidelity to the light you have at a given time is rewarded by God’s confirmation later on? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/19/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mar 18, 2024 - 5th Monday of Lent / Jn 8:1-11

How could Jesus be merciful without disregarding the Law? – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what situations is the Lord calling you to exercise this compassion? How do you balance faithfulness and mercy? Imagine you are brought before the Lord by accusers. What are the charges they could bring up? How does Jesus respond to them? What does the Lord say to you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/18/20243 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mar 17, 2024 - 5th Sunday of Lent / Jn 12:20-33

Why did Jesus had to die to bear fruit? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen the impact of God’s grace in your own life or the lives of others? How does Jesus want you to combine both aspects in your endeavors: your human talents and potential, and also supernatural means? Why do you think that both are important if you want to bear fruit? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/17/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Mar 16, 2024 - 4th Saturday of Lent / Jn 7:40-53

The battle that rages inside the soul - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you identify the voices that arise in your reason and in your sensibility in both camps, for Jesus and against him, for what He says and against what He says? How does the Holy Spirit argue with you, to bring you to side with Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/16/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Mar 15, 2024 – 4th Friday of Lent / Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

The attempt to explain who Jesus is in a human way - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there situations now in which Jesus is inviting you to act with courage, and yet, to do so shrewdly, with a strategy in mind? What aspects of your life – or in the life of believers – do you sense can only be explained as coming from God? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/15/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mar 14, 2024 - 4th Thursday of Lent / Jn 5:31-47

What made it difficult for them to believe in Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why did God want to provide you with sufficient witnesses that would strengthen your faith? What have been those different testimonies that impacted your life? Is something acting as an obstacle to your faith? What are subtle ways of choosing the glory of this world over the glory of God? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/14/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Mar 13, 2024 - 4th Wednesday of Lent / Jn 5:17-30

How can Jesus be always at work? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. So, how would you assess your daily activities, according to this gospel? When does your work feel alienating? And when do you sense you can do things in Christ, in keeping with your identity? To what extent are you doing things that give life to others? Are you radiating the light of Christ in the world, so that those called to belong to him may be judged worthy to inherit eternal life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/13/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mar 12, 2024 - 4th Tuesday of Lent / Jn 5:1-16

“Do you want to be well?” - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What gifts have you received from Christ that enabled you to do better, but also led you to new responsibilities and new challenges? What are those challenges, and how are you responding to them? Have you been faithful to the salvation and the graces that the Lord has given you? Why is that faithfulness necessary to keep doing well? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/12/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Mar 11, 2024 - 4th Monday of Lent / Jn 4:43-54

The transformation of a powerful man - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What changed in this official? What was the inner process of coming to faith like? How did he see his own life before and after? How do you imagine his daily life being different? And how does this resonate with you? Why does Jesus want you to reflect on this today? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/11/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Mar 10, 2024 - 4th Sunday of Lent / Jn 3:14-21

How can God’s love be rejected? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has the influence of Christ been a light for you? How have you received his love? What are ways in which you can come to the light? Are there any situations in which you are tempted to reject the light? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/10/20243 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mar 9, 2024 - 3rd Saturday of Lent / Lk 18:9-14

Pride, humility, and the standard of morality - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does pride manifest itself in my own heart? What is the Lord inviting me to do about it? What is the standard of morality that I normally apply to myself? What is unique and inspiring in Christ’s humility? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/9/20243 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mar 8, 2024 - 3rd Friday of Lent / Mk 12:28-34

Why was the scribe asking Jesus about something he knew? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Think of the activities and projects that occupy most of your mental time. How are those connected with love of God and love of neighbor? What would Jesus encourage you to do, so that your capacity to love God and others may grow? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/8/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Mar 7, 2024 - 3rd Thursday of Lent / Lk 11:14-23

How Jesus exposes the strategies of the evil one - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you find in your thoughts, feelings, or reactions, any agreement with the lies and accusations of the Evil One? How could someone fall for those lies? What brings home to you the evidence of God’s goodness? In what ways is Jesus asking you to side with him more clearly? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/7/20243 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mar 6, 2024 - 3rd Wednesday of Lent / Mt 5:17-19

Why does Jesus say He hadn’t come to abolish the Law? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you verify the benefit of good rules in your own life? Are there particular areas in which you don’t need many rules, because your heart has grown strong? Is the Lord encouraging you to go back to certain basic rules of Christian life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/6/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Mar 5, 2024 - 3rd Tuesday of Lent / Mt 18:21-35

Forgiveness as part of daily life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What would Jesus say to you on this topic of forgiveness? What are those daily annoyances that require you to be forgiving with those around you? What are the things on which others need to be patient with you? Conclude this prayer expressing to the Lord your willingness to forgive specific people you find a bit difficult. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/5/20243 minutes, 31 seconds
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Mar 4, 2024 - 3rd Monday of Lent / Lk 4:24-30

Why did people of Nazareth reject Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Could any of the difficulties the people of Nazareth experienced when it came to accepting Christ reflect your own difficulties? What do you find inspiring in Jesus’ response to rejection, and what is He encouraging you to learn from him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/4/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mar 3, 2024 - 3rd Sunday of Lent / Jn 2:13-25

The purification of the temple - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen the Lord purify your heart, your prayer, your worship? How has He done it? Do you still need that purification in you, because you notice that many interests of this world keep invading your inner sanctuary? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/3/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mar 2, 2024 - 2nd Saturday of Lent / Lk 15:1-3, 11-32

The parable of the prodigal son - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What steps led you to come to your senses, and seek God? Where would you be now if He hadn’t found you? How was your own encounter with the Father’s mercy? How does the father reason with you, response to those doubts? What does he say? How is the Lord inviting you to move from fear to love, from living like a slave, to living like a child in the house? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/2/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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Mar 1, 2024 - 2nd Friday of Lent / Mt 21:33-46

How could the stewards of the vineyard reject the Messiah? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is it a temptation for me to be territorial, to become possessive of some things, people, or tasks? Can I navigate the right balance between truly caring for those entrusted to me, without giving in to a controlling attitude? Has the Lord in some way been coming to me to ask for an account? Is He, the Son of God, my inheritance? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
3/1/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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Feb 29, 2024 - 2nd Thursday of Lent / Lk 16:19-31

What was the sin of the rich man? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this story, the figure of this nameless man, his attitudes, his interactions, help you detect the roots of sin in your own heart? How does it help you detect the ways in which sin wants to work its way into your mind, justify itself, and become a hollow identity? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/29/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Feb 28, 2024 - 2nd Wednesday of Lent / Mt 20:17-28

Why didn’t Jesus reject this ambitious request right away? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has Jesus redirected your own desires in the past? What ambitions would Jesus encourage in you, even when they are imperfect, and in need of purification? How would the Lord challenge you to purify your desires? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/28/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Feb 27, 2024 - 2nd Tuesday of Lent / Mt 23:1-12

Temptations around religious authority - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Which of these perspectives better reflects your position? What is the Lord telling you through this reading? How is He encouraging you to consistency, humility, and trust? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/27/20243 minutes, 30 seconds
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Feb 26, 2024 - 2nd Monday of Lent / Lk 6:36-38

Unpacking the golden rule - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Observe the traits of generosity, patience, and disposition to forgive in Jesus himself. Then reflect: How is the Lord encouraging you to grow in these? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/26/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Feb 25, 2024 - 2nd Sunday of Lent / Mk 9:2-10

Why did Jesus transfigure himself before the disciples? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find most luminous and inspiring in the radiance that comes from the person of Jesus? Have you had “Transfiguration moments” in your life? Has the Lord strengthened you in preparation for trials? In what ways has He been the shepherd of your soul, taking away the stony heart and giving you a Christ-like heart? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/25/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Feb 24, 2024 - 1st Saturday of Lent / Mt 5:43-48

What love of enemies can do - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the way in which Jesus wants you to love those that you may find difficult to love at times? Have you received love from the Lord and from others when you feel you didn’t quite deserve it? Have you experienced first-hand the power that Christ’s love has to bring about personal transformations? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/24/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Feb 23, 2024 - 1st Friday of Lent / Mt 5:20-26

Why is Jesus so strict about anger? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the things that may commonly trigger anger for you? How could you apply Jesus’ teaching to those situations? Imagine one of those frustrating situations, and picture yourself reacting in a Christ-like way. And then say to the Lord: “Give me the grace of acting that way.” --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/23/20243 minutes, 32 seconds
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Feb 22, 2024 - Feast of the Chair of St. Peter / Mt 16:13-19

Why did Jesus give Peter the keys to the kingdom of heaven? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find most inspiring in this passage? What does it show you about how God works? Can you relate this to your own life? Have there been moments in which you grew in knowing God, and so came to know yourself better as well? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/22/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Feb 21, 2024 - 1st Wednesday of Lent / Lk 11:29-32

Why did Jesus only offer the sign of Jonah? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are some of the signs that God has given you? In what way has the person of Jesus been a sign for you? Have you seen the example of people who have responded to God with a humble and generous faith, even when receiving simple signs? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/21/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Feb 20, 2024 - 1st Tuesday of Lent / Mt 6:7-15

The Lord’s Prayer - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. You may take each petition of the Our Father and expand on it, or focus on one of its aspects and see what the Lord inspires in you in that regard. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/20/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Feb 19, 2024 - 1st Monday of Lent / Mt 25:31-46

How works of mercy fit in the spiritual life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways is the Lord asking you to practice works of mercy? How has the practice of works of mercy enriched other aspects of your spiritual life? How is the Lord challenging you to grow, maybe from callousness to fear, or from fear to perfect love? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/19/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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Feb 18, 2024 - 1st Sunday of Lent / Mk 1:12-15

Why did Jesus accept to be tempted? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is your battle? What are the battles that the Lord wants you to wage? What does it mean for you, right now, to repent and believe, and so enter God’s kingdom? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/18/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Feb 17, 2024 - Saturday after Ash Wednesday / Lk 5:27-32

The unlikely conversion of Levi - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you imagine what those steps leading up to this were like? Can you find any resemblance with other cases you know, or with your own journey? Finally, what does this sudden conversion of Matthew inspire in you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/17/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Feb 16, 2024 - Friday after Ash Wednesday / Mt 9:14-15

Why were the disciples not supposed to fast when Christ was with them? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have there been times in which you experienced God’s closeness or felt naturally inspired to do good things? Have you also experienced times in which the good ideals and motivations you had for a time were eclipsed all of a sudden? Is there any particular area in which you sense that lack of traction toward the good today? What can you offer as a sacrifice in connection with that? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/16/20243 minutes, 16 seconds
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Feb 15, 2024 - Thursday after Ash Wednesday / Lk 9:22-25

The contrast between spiritual and natural blessings - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced the wisdom of this paradox, that in dying to yourself you find life? What leads you to trust Jesus, when He says something so radical and counterintuitive? Have you experienced the reverse of this: that in refusing to deny yourself, you didn’t find the abundance you were looking for? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/15/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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Feb 14, 2024 - Ash Wednesday / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Walking before the Father’s gaze - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the Lord encouraging you to do in these three areas? What needs to change in you, so that you can walk before the Father’s gaze? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/14/20243 minutes, 38 seconds
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Feb 13, 2024 - 6th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 8:14-21

What is the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you notice that the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod has, in some aspect, made its way into your soul? How would Jesus respond to those in your own circumstances? Could it happen that over-focusing on something you feel at fault about could make you miss other important lessons that Jesus wants to convey to you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/13/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Feb 12, 2024 - 6th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mk 8:11-13

Why did Jesus refuse to argue or provide a sign to this group? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you find any areas of your soul that may adopt the attitude of the Pharisees? What is the step of faith and obedience Jesus is inviting you to take? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/12/20243 minutes, 32 seconds
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Feb 11, 2024 - 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mk 1:40-45

Jesus blends mercy and sternness - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How do the insights hidden in this gospel apply to your life? What do you find inspiring in Christ’s attitude? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/11/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Feb 10, 2024 - 5th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 8:1-10

Why did Jesus multiply the loaves of bread for that crowd? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced that compassion of Jesus for you and for others? In what ways has Jesus invited you to enter his thoughts and sentiments? What are those loaves of bread and fish that you need to bring to the Lord, so that He can multiply them? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/10/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Feb 9, 2024 - 5th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mk 7:31-37

What does the healing of the deaf man represent? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention in the steps Jesus followed to heal this man? Has the Lord healed you in your capacity to connect with others? Is there a relationship or area in your life that needs to be healed? What change would that require? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/9/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Feb 8, 2024 - 5th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 7:24-30

Why did Jesus respond that way to the Greek woman? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Has something like this ever happened to you: has the Lord purified you, before giving you something you wanted? Why does God act that way at times? Does it make sense to give certain gifts in the context of a relationship, but not when that context is missing? Can you verify this in your own journey? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/8/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Feb 7, 2024 - 5th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 7:14-23

Our circumstances don’t dictate who we become - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are you giving too much weight to some circumstances? Are you allowing yourself to be simply carried away by some conditioning factors? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/7/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Feb 6, 2024 - 5th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 7:1-13

In what sense are human traditions wrong? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think it’s important for Jesus to confront the Pharisees in the way He does? What do you make of the fact that Jesus uncovers that, behind their strictness, the Pharisees weren’t really good observers of the Law? Have I incorporated habits that may be dissonant with the gospel in how I handle relationships, in my use of free time, in my concern for those in need, in the use of technology or money? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/6/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Feb 5, 2024 - 5th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mk 6:53-56

The connection between salvation and healing - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What wounds have you come to recognize in yourself? Have any lies derived from those wounds become a criterion of judgment? How does Jesus want you to cooperate in your healing process, by undoing the lies of sin, by cultivating wholesome attitudes? What attitude or gospel criterion do you need to “touch”, so to say, as an antidote to those wounds and lies? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/5/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Feb 4, 2024 - 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mk 1:29-39

How Jesus organized his time - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How do you balance initiative and availability? Which of the two do you need to strengthen? Do you need to be more attentive and available to others? Or to have greater initiative and give more structure to what you do? What do you find most inspiring in Jesus’ example in this regard? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/4/20243 minutes, 12 seconds
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Feb 3, 2024 - 4th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 6:30-34

How did Jesus manage such an intense life? – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is most needed in your life right now? Do you need to incorporate more rest, prayer, reflection, time for others? Or to be more disciplined in your activity? Or to connect your activities with your purpose in life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/3/20243 minutes, 31 seconds
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Feb 2, 2024 - The Presentation of the Lord / Lk 2:22-40

The selflessness of Simeon and Anna – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this passage resonate with you? What is that big picture the Lord wants to remind you of? What is the Lord teaching you through the selflessness of Simeon and Anna? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/2/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Feb 1, 2024 - 4th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 6:7-13

The instructions for the apostles’ mission - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the signs of authority that Jesus has given you to radiate his light? What have been the signs that drew you to Christ in the people that the Lord sent your way? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
2/1/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jan 31, 2024 - 4th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 6:1-6

How come people in Nazareth didn’t believe in Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen someone go beyond what was naturally expected of them through the power of God? What is Jesus teaching you about the gift of faith? What is He teaching you about how to interact with those who do not yet share that same faith, and how to reach out to them? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/31/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jan 30, 2024 - 4th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 5:21-43

Christ’s miracles are doors to higher gifts - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. With which of these characters do you identify? What do you learn from the way in which Jesus addressed the needs of each of them? How would you handle emotions in a situation like the one Jesus found himself in? How would Jesus guide you to manage your emotions differently? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/30/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jan 29, 2024 - 4th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mk 5:1-20

How should we handle fear? – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does Jesus respond to each one of those fears? How does the Lord want you to handle situations that may cause you to fear? What keys do you learn from him on how to handle fear? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/29/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jan 28, 2024 - 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mk 1:21-28

The authority of Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What aspect of Christ’s authority stands out to you? Why is it important for you to be grounded in his authority? Are there fears that God is encouraging you to face? Are there areas in your life in which the Lord wants to enter, to become your shepherd? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/28/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jan 27, 2024 - 3rd Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 4:35-41

Jesus calms the storm – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention about the rhythm of Christ’s life? What lesson do you draw from it? Has the Lord led you to face some storms, so that you could grow through that challenge? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/27/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jan 26, 2024 - 3rd Friday in Ordinary Time / Mk 4:26-34

The unexpected power of initial graces - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How were the beginnings of your faith journey? Where did you find refuge and encouragement? Do you verify in yourself this disproportion between the beginnings and the outcome? What are the stages the Lord led you through in your growth? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/26/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Jan 25, 2024 - Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul / Acts 9:1-22

The most unlikely convert - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. When did you experience see the signs of God’s intervention? When and how did the Lord refer you to the Church? How did these two factors combine in your own conversion, or in your own growth in the faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/25/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jan 24, 2024 - 3rd Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 4:1-20

The parable of the sower - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you identify situations for each one of these soils in your life? Which is the prevalent one? What would the Lord ask of you, so that you can become good soil? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/24/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jan 23, 2024 - 3rd Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 3:31-35

How did Jesus deal with family rejection? – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are you treating your family with charity, fairness, and kindness? Are you patient with them, even when their defects show? Are their demands on you reasonable, or are they excessive? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/23/20243 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jan 22, 2024 - 3rd Monday in Ordinary Time / Mk 3:22-30

The mystery of willful blindness – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Could stubbornness get the best of you in some moments? How is the Lord reasoning with you, so that you may always stay open to the light? How do you resist those who oppose you? And what would Jesus want you to learn from the way in which He confronts his accusers? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/22/20243 minutes, 40 seconds
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Jan 21, 2024 - 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mk 1:14-20

Why did Jesus announce the coming of the kingdom of God? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find inspiring or helpful in the idea of the kingdom of God? How is it similar to, and different from, the kingdoms of this world? What needs to be transformed in you, so that you can enter in God’s kingdom, or so that Christ can reign in you more fully? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/21/20243 minutes, 19 seconds
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Jan 20, 2024 - 2nd Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 3:20-21

The double cross Jesus chose to bear - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the crosses you find in your path right now? Which of them are the result of your choices to serve Christ? How have you been strengthened or transformed by those crosses? Is the Lord inviting you to reconsider some of those choices, or to gain courage and go for more? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/20/20243 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jan 19, 2024 - 2nd Friday in Ordinary Time / Mk 3:13-19

The task of calling and forming disciples - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has Jesus formed you? Who have been His human instruments in forming you in faith? He has called you to be with him. Are you nourishing this aspect of being with him? Where, to whom is He sending you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/19/20243 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jan 18, 2024 - 2nd Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 3:7-12

How Jesus balanced an intense life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the motivation that drives you to undertake the different responsibilities you have, or may have, in your career, family, or ministry? What are the boundaries that the Lord is inviting you to set, so as to guard that important balance that you need? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/18/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jan 17, 2024 - 2nd Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 3:1-6

How Jesus handled hard situations - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention in these emotions we notice in Christ? How do these sentiments of Christ resonate with you? In what ways is He inviting you to imitate him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/17/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jan 16, 2024 - 2nd Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 2:23-28

Keeping the sabbath in perspective – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What would Jesus say to you? Would He encourage you to be more observant of Sunday as a day of rest? Would He say to you what He said to the Pharisees: don’t make one single principle absolute when you need to balance it out? How would Jesus encourage you to achieve a better balance in your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/16/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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Jan 15, 2024 - 2nd Monday in Ordinary Time / Mk 2:18-22

Why were the disciples not supposed to fast while Jesus was with them? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the things you need to fast from, so as to reconnect with Jesus? Is Jesus inviting you to grow from an identity centered on disciplines and customs, to an identity centered on your relationship with him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/15/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jan 14, 2024 - 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Jn 1:35-42

The first disciples to follow Jesus - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What was the life of these men like before encountering Jesus? What changed when they encountered Jesus? What struck them about him? What called your attention about the person of Jesus? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/14/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jan 13, 2024 - 1st Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 2:13-17

The conversion of St. Matthew - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Think of the different elements that led to Matthew’s conversion, see how those relate to your own conversion, ask the Lord for the wisdom to build bridges toward those who are fallen away. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/13/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jan 12, 2024 - 1st Friday in Ordinary Time / Mk 2:1-12

Miracles pointing to spiritual restoration - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has the grace of salvation you received shown in visible signs in your life? How are physical, relational, and spiritual healing connected in your experience? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/12/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jan 11, 2024 - 1st Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 1:40-45

Christ’s sacrificial ministry of healing – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the Lord encouraging in you through this example? What fears does He want to dispel? What aspect of your life is He illumining through his example? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/11/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jan 10, 2024 - 1st Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 1:29-39

Christ’s balance in the midst of intense activity - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What criteria and boundaries help you balance the many demands around you? How do you recover a clear sense of purpose when there are many things going on? What can you learn from Jesus in this passage? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/10/20243 minutes, 16 seconds
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Jan 9, 2024 - 1st Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 1:21-28

Jesus’ authority over the powers of evil - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is Jesus inviting you to trust in his guidance and authority? What are some of the lies of the evil one that you are exposed to at times? How does your life look like when you are guided by Christ? How does it look like when that’s not the case? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/9/20243 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jan 8, 2024 - Baptism of the Lord / Mk 1:7-11

Why did Jesus need to be baptized? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling you to live in a way that you didn’t think was possible? When and how did you discover it? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/8/20243 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jan 7, 2024 - Solemnity of the Epiphany / Mt 2:2-12

How do we respond to God’s coming to our world? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How can you picture yourself thriving by using your talents for God’s kingdom? What are the fears or attachments that could keep you from attempting that? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/7/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jan 6, 2024 - Weekdays before Epiphany / Mk 1:7-11

Why did John say he wasn’t worthy of taking off Christ’s sandal? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does the Lord want you to strike the right balance between coldness and possessiveness in relationships? What are the areas of your life that need that profound renewal from the Holy Spirit? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/6/20243 minutes, 25 seconds
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Jan 5, 2024 - Weekdays before Epiphany / Jn 1:43-51

The calling of Philip and Nathanael - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What new horizons has the encounter with Jesus opened up for you? In what ways has that encounter helped you to know yourself better? How would Jesus respond to the cynical voices in us? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/5/20243 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jan 4, 2024 - Wednesday before Epiphany / Jn 1:35-42

Faith is about an encounter with the person of Jesus - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What led you to encounter Christ? What did you discover in that encounter? What changed in you as a result of coming to know him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/4/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jan 3, 2024 - Weekdays before Epiphany / Jn 1:29-34

Why did John say he didn’t know Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How have you grown in knowledge of Christ and of yourself? What signs and situations helped you acquire both types of knowledge? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/3/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jan 2, 2024 - Saints Basil and Gregory Nazianzen / Jn 1:19-28

On accepting our mission and ourselves - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/2/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jan 1, 2024 - Solemnity of Mary Mother of God / Lk 2:16-21

How to receive God’s words and signs - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click hereClick here for today’s readings. Do you see different signs of God converging in your life? In what ways would you say that the word of God has added depth to your life experience? How can you grow as a listener? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
1/1/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Dec 31, 2023 - Feast of the Holy Family / Lk 2:22-40

How was the life of the Holy Family? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What aspects of the life of the Holy Family is the Lord inviting you to imitate? How can you grow in discernment and vigilance? How can you grow in love and joy? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/31/20233 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dec 30, 2023 - The sixth day in the Octave of Christmas / Lk 2:36-40

What Simeon and Anna have to teach us - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What strikes you in the fact that God has chosen messengers such as Simeon and Anna to bring you such important news? What does it tell you about God and about your own faith journey? What does it imply for our relationship with the Church? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/30/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dec 29, 2023 - The 5th day in the Octave of Christmas / Lk 2:22-35

Jesus, the fulfilment of the Law - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What would you like to see at the end of your life? What are your aspirations? What are the things you will look back upon when you are older, and will make you say like Simeon: now let your servant go in peace? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/29/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dec 28, 2023 - Holy Innocents / Mt 2:13-18

The destructive nature of sin - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you find in yourself overreactions fueled by fears? Are you tempted to cling to something of this world as a lesser god? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/28/20233 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dec 27, 2023 - Feast of St. John / Jn 20:1a, 2-8

The virtue of charity in John the Apostle - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention in the style of charity that is exemplified in John the apostle? What is the Lord telling you through the interactions of Peter and John? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/27/20233 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dec 26, 2023 - Feast of St. Stephen / Mt 10:17-22

The trials of martyrs, a participation in Christ’s Passion - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What’s been the spiritual fruit of going through trials and rejection? What does Jesus want you to learn from the testimony of martyrs? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/26/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Dec 25, 2023 - Christmas / Jn 1:1-18

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find most moving in what God has done for us? What traits of God’s character stand out to you in this prologue? Have you seen the power of God entering someone’s heart and transforming it? What does that transformation look like? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/25/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dec 24, 2023 - 4th Sunday of Advent / Lk 1:26-38

The fulfillment of Mary’s freedom - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What’s been the outcome of following God’s voice in your life? What possibilities has it opened for you? What keys do you find in Mary’s calling that help you interpret your own calling? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/24/20233 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dec 23, 2023 - Advent / Lk 1:57-66

The trial of Zechariah - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What growth did the Lord intend for you through that trial? How is He using current trials to purify you? What is the freedom Jesus wants for you, so you can be ready to accept greater gifts from him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/23/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dec 22, 2023 - Advent / Lk 1:46-56

Mary’s Magnificat - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How do you think the Lord wants you to blend humility and great aspirations in your own life? What could be the great dreams that God has for you? And what would it look like to remain humble, even when attaining those dreams? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/22/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dec 21, 2023 - Advent / Lk 1:39-45

The choice for joy – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Explain to Mary and Elizabeth the things that may cloud your joy from time to time. Imagine what they'd tell you about the things that also worried them, but why they chose to live in joy all the same. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/21/20233 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dec 20, 2023 – Advent / Lk 1:26-38

Was Mary really unassertive? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find inspiring in her? In what way does God want Mary to be a good influence for you? What can you learn from her responses? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/20/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dec 19, 2023 - Advent / Lk 1:5-25

Readiness for demanding graces - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. With what aspect of your faith journey does this passage resonate? Have some opportunities and gifts from God placed some demand or constraints on you? Have you been led to grow because of those opportunities? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/19/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dec 18, 2023 - Advent / Mt 1:18-25

Why was Joseph left in the dark? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen these dynamics at work in your life? Are there situations in your life in which God is calling you to be faithful to the light that is available to you? Has He purified your heart through different tests, so that you may be become ready for the mission He has for you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/18/20233 minutes, 21 seconds
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Dec 17, 2023 - 3rd Sunday of Advent / Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

The greatness and humility of the last of the prophets - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is there a step of humility that God is inviting you to take, inspired by the example of John the Baptist? Think what your life could be like, if your identity was more centered in Christ. What things would become easier if that was the case? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/17/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dec 16, 2023 - 2nd Saturday of Advent / Mt 17:9a, 10-13

Was Elijah supposed to come back? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think God sent someone in the spirit of Elijah to prepare his coming? Could anything be eclipsing the signs of God’s coming to us this Advent? What would the Lord want you to do in preparation? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/16/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dec 15, 2023 - 2nd Friday of Advent / Mt 11:16-19

The complementary facets of Christianity - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there circumstances I tend to complain about? How has God shown his providential care for me, even in the midst of these circumstances? If you are familiar with the lives of these saints or people who were exemplary, spend some time in this meditation thinking of their fidelity in the midst of their trials. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/15/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dec 14, 2023 - 2nd Thursday in Advent / Mt 11:11-15

The violent taking the kingdom? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there aspects of your journey as a disciple in which you need to take up the fight again? Have you noticed that special strength that you have when you stand in Christ – how, because of Jesus, you can achieve things that would be impossible without him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/14/20233 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dec 13, 2023 - 2nd Wednesday of Advent / Mt 11:28-30

The burden Jesus bids us carry - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What’s the burden you are carrying? To which of these burdens do the words of Jesus apply most clearly? Have you experienced that rest that Jesus promises when you take his yoke upon you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/13/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dec 12, 2023 - Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe / Lk 1:39-47

On the visitation, and on some keys to Mary’s holiness - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is God opening doors in your life, doors that could lead to growth? Can you find examples of things you did beyond what was your duty that led to good fruits in your human and spiritual growth? How has the Lord encouraged you to grow by pointing you toward good companions on the journey? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/12/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Dec 11, 2023 - 2nd Monday of Advent / Lk 5:17-26

The connection between physical and spiritual healing - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what situations have you experienced that bodily and spiritual health are connected? Is Jesus inviting you to fight discouragement as a temptation in some way? Who are those friends that the Lord has sent your way to encourage you and strengthen you in faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/11/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Dec 10, 2023 - 2nd Sunday of Advent / Mk 1:1-8

How to prepare for the coming of Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What steps do you need to take to prepare for the Lord’s coming? Imagine you go to John the Baptist, and tells you what to do to prepare yourself for the coming of the Savior. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/10/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dec 9, 2023 - 1st Saturday of Advent / Mt 9:35–10:1, 5a, 6-8

The connection between Jesus and the Church - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you enter for a moment the gaze of Christ over today’s world? What do you see through his eyes? Who were those messengers that Jesus put in your path? In what ways is Jesus sending you now, so that his light may reach others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/9/20233 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dec 8, 2023 - Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception / Lk 1:26-38

Mary, full of grace - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Where do you find your identity primarily? In what ways is Mary’s example a source of encouragement for you? How does God’s call for Mary and her response illumine your discernment of what the Lord wants for you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/8/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dec 7, 2023 - 1st Thursday of Advent / Mt 7:21, 24-27

What is the connection between faith and obedience? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the things that the Lord may be asking you to revise, so as to build on more solid foundations? What aspects of your behavior, would you say, especially manifest your faith in Christ? In what ways has your obedience to Christ made your life more solid? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/7/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dec 6, 2023 - 1st Wednesday of Advent / Mt 15:29-37

Why healing and salvation are connected - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. When Jesus looks at society today, and when He looks at you, what needs does He notice? Why does He feel pity for us? What are the needs you have that Jesus wants to provide for in the Eucharist? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/6/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dec 5, 2023 - 1st Tuesday of Advent / Lk 10:21-24

The challenge of trusting again - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you see at the root of the joy of Christ? Are you ready to accept his invitation to enter his relationship with the Father? Is there anything in you that holds you back? Could you be missing joy because of lack of perspective on your blessings? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/5/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dec 4, 2023 - 1st Monday of Advent / Mt 8:5-11

The centurion’s faith - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen the impact of God’s grace, mysteriously drawing people to himself? What aspect of the centurion’s character stands out to you? What is the Lord encouraging in you through his example? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/4/20233 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dec 3, 2023 - 1st Sunday of Advent / Mk 13:33-37

The Lord is on the move - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you need to do to be spiritually alert? Are you now more aware of things you missed before? How did you acquire that alertness? Are there aspects in which you tend to become drowsy? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/3/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Dec 2, 2023 - 34th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 21:34-36

On being spiritually alert - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this relate to your life? What is Jesus encouraging you to do to overcome spiritual drowsiness and be more vigilant? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/2/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dec 1, 2023 - 34th Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 21:29-33

Jesus’ words will not pass away - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced the passing character of some challenges, and the enduring character of what God has done in those moments? What positive signs have you seen that anticipate the fulfillment of God’s kingdom? Why does God want each generation to experience these anticipations of the end? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
12/1/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nov 30, 2023 - Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle / Mt 4:18-22

The grace of being called by Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What callings has the Lord extended to you in different moments of your faith journey? What you have learned about Christ and about yourself through those callings? What doors is He opening right now? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/30/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nov 29, 2023 - 34th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 21:12-19

Why opposition can feel so disorienting - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What does rejection look like in your own life? What could your testimony be like in those situations? What grace do you need from Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/29/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Nov 28, 2023 - 34th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 21:5-11

The grace to be gained in times of crisis - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the certainties that provide you with stability? Have you experienced the collapse or failure of worldly securities? How have those failures helped your spiritual growth? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/28/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Nov 27, 2023 - 34th Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 21:1-4

The offering of the poor widow - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why does Jesus want to remind you that He notices you? Is vanity a spiritual danger for you? What is that area of your life in which Jesus wants you to give him you two small coins? Why is that important for him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/27/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nov 26, 2023 - Solemnity of Christ the King / Mt 25:31-46

The unique way in which God exercises authority - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways is the Lord encouraging you to loves those around you? Think of concrete loving actions you could do this week, and imagine the Lord acknowledging what you did for him in the final day. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/26/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nov 25, 2023 - 33rd Saturday in Ordinary Time - Lk 20:27-40

Why did the Sadducees reject the invisible world? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is God encouraging you to choose him and his vision over other predominant worldviews? What provides you with encouragement to choose Christ’s view for your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/25/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nov 24, 2023 - 33rd Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 19:45-48

Why did Jewish authorities oppose the cleansing of the Temple? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is there something that you want Jesus to purify in the temple of your heart? Are there instances in which jealousy or pride get the best of you? What is the root of that? Are you being proactive in carrying out the tasks He has placed under your care? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/24/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nov 23, 2023 – Thanksgiving Day Mass / Lk 17:11-19

The virtue of gratefulness - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are you a grateful person? Are you aware of the contrast, of where you would be without Christ? What is it that you are grateful for? How have you used the blessings received to connect with the One who gave them? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/23/20233 minutes, 40 seconds
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Nov 22, 2023 - 33rd Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 19:11-28

How to handle character flaws - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What responsibilities has the Lord entrusted you with? How are you responding to them? Is fear keeping you from investing your gold coins? Do you see this pattern in your life, that prior responsibilities led to being entrusted with more? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/22/20233 minutes, 40 seconds
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Nov 21, 2023 - 33rd Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 19:1-10

The conversion of Zacchaeus - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this story resonate with your own faith journey? What graces have you received from God based on past steps of faithfulness on your part? How did your perception of God’s ways change as you came closer to Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/21/20233 minutes, 41 seconds
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Nov 20, 2023 - 33rd Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 18:35-43

The healing of the blind beggar - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this story resonate with your own spiritual journey? What has the Lord enabled you to see more clearly? How does living for Christ feel different from living for yourself? How are you utilizing the talents that came to life in you with your conversion? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/20/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Nov 19, 2023 - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 25:14-30

The parable of the talents - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the talents, the skills and opportunities you have received? What are the obstacles that keep you from using them generously? What have been the outcomes in those situations in which you ran the risk of investing your talents? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/19/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nov 18, 2023 - 32nd Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 18:1-8

The parable of the judge and the widow - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do I really trust God’s character? Do I trust his goodness? In what way may the Lord be challenging me to expand my prayer? Or to be more perseverant? Has weariness entered my heart? Has lack of trust entered my heart? What should I say to the Lord? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/18/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nov 17, 2023 - 32nd Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 17:26-37

Why is it difficult to think of the Second Coming as a reality? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Where is your heart and your security? What is the Lord asking of you, so that your life is grounded in Him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/17/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nov 16, 2023 - 32nd Thursday in Ordinary Time / Lk 17:20-25

Why does the Bible use the image of a kingdom? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is it that the internal and external dimensions of the kingdom of God nurture each other? Can this gospel help you understand how the kingdom of God has entered your own life? How would Jesus want you to strengthen your belonging to his kingdom? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/16/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Nov 15, 2023 - 32nd Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 17:11-19

The healing of the ten lepers - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What new possibilities have you received by God’s grace in your life? In what ways receiving salvation has opened a door for you to know God? How have you taken advantage of that opportunity to know him and to serve him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/15/20233 minutes, 20 seconds
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Nov 14, 2023 - 32nd Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 17:7-10

Why would Jesus say we are unprofitable servants? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this teaching apply to you? Do you think you could be tempted to some entitlement, or to forgetting the privilege it is to know Christ and serve him? Can you think of some saint or role model that embodies the right attitude toward God in this regard? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/14/20233 minutes, 25 seconds
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Nov 13, 2023 - 32nd Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 17:1-6

Could we be causing others to sin? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does your behavior impact others, for good or evil? Are there people who depend on you to find moral guidance? How would the Lord want you to respond to situations in which others around you are acting poorly? Have you seen how God’s grace can transform the hearts of people? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/13/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nov 12, 2023 - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 25:1-13

The wise virgins as a model of spiritual prudence - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there areas in which you are becoming complacent? In what situations has the quality of your work been put to the test, and how did you respond? How is Jesus challenging you to develop spiritual prudence? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/12/20233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nov 11, 2023 - 31st Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 16:9-15

The true wealth of the kingdom - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you perceive your possessions as a means to serve, or as an end in itself? How is Jesus encouraging you to make friends with what you have? What is true wealth in your eyes? What is the image of a successful life for you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/11/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nov 10, 2023 - 31st Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 16:1-8

The lessons on prudence from children of this world - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what instances do you see Jesus as a model of prudence? How could you apply these lessons to the prudential pursuit of good goals? In what ways is Jesus encouraging you to apply these elements of prudence, so as to grow in this virtue? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/10/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Nov 9, 2023 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica / Jn 2:13-22

Why did Jesus expel vendors from the Temple? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is Jesus challenging you to purify your heart and your worship? How has He purified your worship already, by uniting you to his own sacrifice? Is anger a problem in your life? How is Jesus inviting you to purify the way you address wrongdoing? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/9/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nov 8, 2023 - 31st Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 14:25-33

Could Jesus really be asking us to hate our families? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What does it mean for you to give God the first place in your life? What are the fears that Jesus is inviting you to confront? Have you been able to persevere in spite of the opposition you’ve found around you? What fruits have come out of that perseverance? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/8/20233 minutes, 24 seconds
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Nov 7, 2023 - 31st Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 14:15-24

The spiritual problem of acedia - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you recall your capacity to connect with God at a young age, if that happened? Did some experiences lead you to forget that joy? How was it rekindled in you? Are there activities, possessions, relationships, that may weaken your love for Christ, because of the way you live them out? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/7/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nov 6, 2023 - 31st Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 14:12-14

Why Jesus wants us to invite those who cannot repay - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you verified this spiritual law, that going beyond your comfort zone helps your love grow in quality? How is Jesus challenging you to love in a selfless way? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/6/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Nov 5, 2023 - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 23:1-12

On good and bad leadership - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are you tempted to run away from leading where you are called to lead? Are there inconsistencies in your leadership? What’s the intention behind your initiatives? Do you represent God’s fatherhood well? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/5/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nov 4, 2023 - 30th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 14:1, 7-11

The wisdom of humility - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you recognize the root of pride in your own life at times? Have you experienced the bad consequences that pride can have? What does it mean for you to practice humility? How does it look different and feel different from the prideful mindset? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/4/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Nov 3, 2023 – 30th Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 14:1-6

The courage to confront difficult issues - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there situations in your life in which you have to combine different moral demands? Are there decisions or dilemmas that you don’t want to confront out of fear of others, out of fear of change? How would Jesus guide you to resolve those situations or dilemmas? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/3/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Nov 2, 2023 - Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed / Jn 6:37-40

What is the reason for purgatory? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced the action of the Lord’s grace, drawing you to Christ, and purifying you at the same time? What are those aspects in you that are in need of purification? In what ways has Jesus already given you the beginnings of eternal life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/2/20233 minutes, 24 seconds
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Nov 1, 2023 – Solemnity of All Saints / Mt 5:1-12a

The saints as reflections of the heart of Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Which of these beatitudes contains an invitation for you to imitate an aspect of Christ’s holiness? Is there a saint that you find especially inspiring? Which beatitude would you relate his or her life to? How does that saint illumine the meaning of that particular beatitude? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
11/1/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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Oct 31, 2023 - 30th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 13:18-21

Why does the kingdom of God begin small? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are those small beginnings that drew you to Christ? Have you seen the kingdom of God grow in different places following the law of these parables? In what way is the Lord encouraging you to work on generating that small cell of the kingdom of God, that can then radiate and spread? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/31/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Oct 30, 2023 - 30th Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 13:10-17

Opposition in the path of doing good - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention in this episode? Why do you think the good actions of Jesus awakened so much opposition? What is the Lord teaching us about the fortitude that is needed if we want to follow him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/30/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Oct 29, 2023 - 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 22:34-40

How can love be commanded? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think this double commandment is important to keep our faith system in good shape? Why is love of God essential to love other things well? How are love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self, interrelated in your own life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/29/20233 minutes, 43 seconds
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Oct 28, 2023 - Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude / Lk 6:12-16

The weaving of grace and freedom - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this text help you understand your own calling to be a disciple? Why didn’t Jesus make you invincible? What graces has be given you, and what is their purpose? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/28/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Oct 27, 2023 - 29th Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 12:54-59

What does Jesus mean when He asks us to settle accounts with our opponent? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there situations in which you may be walking in some inconsistency? In what ways is the Lord inviting you to take a second look at the signs, the voice of conscience, his teaching, what others are saying? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/27/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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Oct 26, 2023 - 29th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Lk 12:49-53

Why did Jesus say He would cause trials and division? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are the desires that prevail in the heart of Jesus? What are the desires that prevail in your own heart? Has Jesus placed desires in you that you are not cultivating, out of fear of their unintended consequences? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/26/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Oct 25, 2023 - 29th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 12:39-48

Am I supposed to watch over others? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How have you been helped by good stewards who recognized your needs and encouraged you? Who are the people that God has entrusted to your care? Is He encouraging you to take on more responsibilities? How could you become a better steward in God’s kingdom? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/25/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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Oct 24, 2023 – 29th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 12:35-38

Watching over your own soul - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the Lord encouraging you to do, so as to be more vigilant? What’s the temptation for you? What could make you become spiritually drowsy? In what ways has the Lord visited you and waited on you lately, so as to encourage you? What is He about? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/24/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Oct 23, 2023 - 29th Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 12:13-21

The spiritual trap of greed - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you trace some conflicts in your life back to the desire for possessions and control? In what ways would Jesus want to see you freer, so that you may use resources and success, without being dominated by them? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/23/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Oct 22, 2023 - 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 22:15-21

How did Jesus navigate the frontier between faith and politics? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you find any tension or contradiction between your faith and civil obedience? Where does that tension stem from? How is the Lord asking you to resolve it? What does it mean for you to give to God what belongs to God? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/22/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Oct 21, 2023 - 28th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 12:8-12

Why is it risky to be ashamed of our faith? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Whose witness has been instrumental in your own coming to Christ? What has been the spiritual fruit of sharing your faith? In what situations should you be bolder about it? When is it reasonable to be quiet because of the circumstances? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/21/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Oct 20, 2023 - 28th Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 12:1-7

On hypocrisy and the right order of fear - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is hypocrisy a spiritual danger in your faith journey? When does it become a problem? How can you fight it? What are the things you fear the most? How is Jesus challenging you to re-arrange the order of fear, the order of love in your heart? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/20/20233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Oct 19, 2023 - 28th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Lk 11:47-54

Why did Jesus say they would pay for the crimes of prior generations? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What inconsistencies has the Lord led you to discover in your own heart? Have you experienced in some way the cumulative effect of an inconsistent course of action? How can you better utilize your knowledge in the service of God and others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/19/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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Oct 18, 2023 - Feast of St. Luke, evangelist / Lk 10:1-9

In what ways does the instruction to the 72 apply today? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Who were those disciples that made the kingdom of God available to you? What was moving about their witness? Which lines of the gospel do you see reflected in them? How is Jesus encouraging you to carry the same message to others? What would you want to adjust, so that your witness may be more compelling? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/18/20233 minutes, 47 seconds
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Oct 17, 2023 - 28th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 11:37-41

Why did Jesus rebuke his host? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you detect some ongoing dissonance between your heart and what you say and do? Is there something Jesus is inviting you to give away? What’s the freedom of heart that the Lord wants for you? What does it look like? What does it feel like? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/17/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Oct 16, 2023 - 28th Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 11:29-32

What did Jesus mean by the ‘sign of Jonah’? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Who has been a sign to you? Whose life has had the greatest impact in your faith journey? In what ways has the presence of Jesus been a sign for you? How are you responding to the signs that God is placing around you right now? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/16/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Oct 15, 2023 - 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 22:1-14

The mysterious rejection of God’s invitation - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think the guests rejected the king’s invitation? Do you find similar roots of rebellion in your own heart? How is Jesus inviting you to work on those? What steps can you take to be more heaven-ready? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/15/20233 minutes, 49 seconds
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Oct 14, 2023 – 27th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 11:27-28

God’s grace will enhance human relationships - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is Jesus teaching you about what the highest blessing is? Is He addressing any misplaced expectations? What inspires you about his emotional balance? How has God’s grace purified and perfected your relationship with others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/14/20233 minutes, 46 seconds
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Oct 13, 2023 - 27th Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 11:15-26

How Jesus confronts suspicion - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways are the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness different? What are some of the lies and accusations that the evil one has used to lead you to distrust God or to lose courage? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/13/20233 minutes, 41 seconds
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Oct 12, 2023 - 27th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Lk 11:5-13

Seek and you will find - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways has perseverance in prayer helped you grow? How has the Lord purified your desires through that insistence? What is that “more” that Jesus wants you to seek? What fears could be blocking your spiritual growth? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/12/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Oct 11, 2023 - 27th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 11:1-4

“Lord, teach us how to pray.” - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Choose one or two of the petitions of the Our Father, and reflect on this: Why is Jesus telling you to pray in that way? Why do you need this kind of prayer? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/11/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Oct 10, 2023 - 27th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 10:38-42

The better part of Mary - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What’s the voice of Martha like in your case? What voices are the most pressing ones? How can prayer help you discern and balance those out? What are instances of activity done in Christ, and instances of activity that stem from unclear ground? How do you distinguish those? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/10/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Oct 9, 2023 - 27th Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 10:25-37

The parable of the good Samaritan - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there situations in which twisting the law to your advantage could be a temptation? Who has been like a good Samaritan to you? In what ways is Jesus is encouraging you to replicate that toward others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/9/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Oct 8, 2023 - 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 21:33-43

The parable of the wicked tenants - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How can you establish a culture of gratefulness in your heart? What does it mean to see your fields of responsibility as a tenant, not as an owner? How do you navigate that balance between possessiveness and neglect? What is the good fruit that Jesus expects from you at this time in your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/8/20233 minutes, 46 seconds
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Oct 7, 2023 - 26th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 10:17-24

Discovering deeper levels of joy - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are those moments in your faith journey that allowed you to discover new levels of joy? What is the greater joy that Jesus wants to open up for you now? In what aspects would you describe yourself as humble and teachable? Are there other aspects in which you are not so childlike? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/7/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Oct 6, 2023 - 26th Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 10:13-16

Why did Jesus rebuked the cities He visited? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are some of the signs and graces that God has given you in recent times? How have you taken advantage of those for your spiritual growth? Is it a temptation for you to reject a message that comes from the Lord because of the imperfection of the message-bearers? Why would Jesus want to still use those messengers, even when their human weakness could pose a challenge? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/6/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Oct 5, 2023 - 26th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Lk 10:1-12

In what sense did Jesus bring peace to the world? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why did Jesus provide those spiritual keys in his instructions to the disciples? How do these instructions provide spiritual keys for your own mission? What are the challenges you need to face to bring the peace of Christ to others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/5/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Oct 4, 2023 - 26th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 9:57-62

Why did Jesus place such demands on those He called? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Which of the three challenges of Jesus speak to your situation? How would the Lord want you to see your calling to be his disciple in relation to other commitments? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/4/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Oct 3, 2023 – 26th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 9:51-56

Jesus as a model of fortitude – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find especially inspiring in Christ’s strength of character? In which situations would the Lord invite you to be more patient? In which situations would He invite you to be more assertive and resolute? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/3/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Oct 2, 2023 – Memorial of the Guardian Angels / Mt 18:1-5, 10

On humility and personal dignity - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does pride manifest itself in your life? In what concrete ways is Jesus inviting you to be like a child, and walk humbly with him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/2/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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Oct 1, 2023 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 21:28-32

Two types of conversion - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How do you relate to the image of these two sons? What have been the triggers for conversion throughout your life? What kind of conversion is Jesus calling you to now? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
10/1/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sep 30, 2023 - 25th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 9:43b-45

Understanding the significance of the cross - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there areas of faith or areas of your heart in which you don’t want to enter? Why would Jesus want you to learn about the wisdom of the cross? What is his purpose in teaching you about it? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/30/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sep 29, 2023 – Feast of the Holy Archangels / Jn 1:47-51

Can anything good come from Nazareth? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is your view of the world highly critical and negative? Why is that? What would Jesus praise in you, if you happened to be in Nathanael’s place? What is the Lord’s outlook on the world like? Who are the good messengers that Christ has placed in your path, to guide you and protect you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/29/20233 minutes, 49 seconds
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Sep 28, 2023 - 25th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Lk 9:7-9

The ambivalence of the human heart - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think Herod wanted to see Jesus? In what sense do you think Herod was and wasn’t free? How do you see yourself reflected in the ambivalence of Herod’s soul? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/28/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sep 27, 2023 – 25th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 9:1-6

The careful formation of the disciples - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you see this dynamic at work in your own life? Who were your mentors and guides? How have you been formed and sent? What is Jesus showing you through these lines of the gospel? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/27/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sep 26, 2023 - 25th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 8:19-21

Bonds arising from new life in Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is Jesus inviting you to assert the precedence of his calling in an area in which that precedence is challenged by others? How can you tell whether you follow some lifeless principles, or the living Law that is the person of Jesus? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/26/20233 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sep 25, 2023 - 25th Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 8:16-18

Why are we asked not to hide our faith? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what situations are you tempted to hide the light? And how could you shine your light before others? Have you noticed in your own experience that virtuous cycle, of being receptive to God’s word, sharing it, and growing from it? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/25/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sep 24, 2023 - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 20:1-16a

The symptoms of sloth and envy - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is envy or unhealthy competition a challenge for you? Is there an area in which you compare yourself with others a lot? What’s a deeper sense of purpose the Lord is inviting you to discover? Is your heart idle or underemployed? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/24/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sep 23, 2023 – 24th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 8:4-15

What could get us spiritually stuck? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What type of soil are you? When you receive some direction from the Lord, what is the outcome? Is something keeping those graces from bearing fruit? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/23/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sep 22, 2023 - 24th Friday in Ordinary Time / Lk 8:1-3

The possibility of living for God as a new reality established by Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Has something new been enabled in your life, or in people around you, because of Christ’s proclamation? What has the Lord provided for you through the presence of consecrated people in your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/22/20233 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sep 21, 2023 - Feast of St. Matthew / Mt 9:9-13

When did Matthew discover his real self? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this account illumine your own conversion? In what ways Jesus’ calling revealed to you your true identity? Was some bridge person instrumental in your own faith journey? Do you think Jesus may have called you because you are meant to be a bridge person for a specific group? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/21/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sep 20, 2023 - 24th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 7:31-35

God’s case against fallen humanity - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you been tempted to find fault with God’s ways? Why do you think God may have emphasized one side of the coin or the other, in your own case? What was key for you to recognize his ways in your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/20/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sep 19, 2023 - 24th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 7:11-17

Miracles that go beyond natural outcomes - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What traits of the heart of Jesus do you perceive in this account? Can you think of an instance of a spiritual resurrection? What is the Lord trying to convey to you through these miracles? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/19/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sep 18, 2023 - 24th Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 7:1-10

Why Jesus praised the centurion’s faith - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention about this story and especially about the character of the centurion? What is the Lord trying to tell you, by setting the centurion as an example of faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/18/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Sep 17, 2023 - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 18:21-35

Why forgiveness is essential - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is Jesus encouraging you to live out forgiveness in a more radical way? What have you learned by receiving forgiveness or by extending forgiveness to others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/17/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Sep 16, 2023 – 23rd Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 6:43-49

Can we just classify people into these two categories? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what aspects of your life do you see good fruits, stemming from the goodness of your heart? Have you seen the good movements of God’s grace in you become solid after acting on them? What areas of your heart may need to be brought in greater alignment with the direction Jesus has given to your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/16/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sep 15, 2023 – Our Lady of Sorrows / Jn 19:25-27

Lessons from Mary at the foot of the cross - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you learn by imagining the face of Mary, the soul of Mary at the foot of the cross? How can you be more deeply united with Christ, so that his joys and sorrows will be yours? Why does Jesus want you to receive Mary as your mother? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/15/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sep 14, 2023 – Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross / Jn 3:13-17

How to understand the cross - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What does the Lord want to show you through the mystery of the cross? How could some trials become the occasion for God’s light to be manifested? What crosses have resulted from your faithfulness to Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/14/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sep 13, 2023 - 23rd Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 6:20-26

The significance of the beatitudes and woes - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Where does your heart usually go? What are the things you think about the most? What does usually cause changes in your mood? What is it that you most admire in people who live by the beatitudes? What step could you take today to draw closer to that ideal? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/13/20233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sep 12, 2023 – 23rd Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 6:12-19

Why did Jesus establish the Church? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention about this election of the Twelve? In what ways do you think that Jesus wants to shine his light through you? What would the Lord want you to do to be faithful to the mission He has for you in this life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/12/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sep 11, 2023 – 23rd Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 6:6-11

How to apply the law of the sabbath in today’s context - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. If there’s a capacity that Jesus would want to restore in you today, what would that be? What are the voices that Jesus would oppose, so that you can regain the balance you need? How can you recover the sense of purpose in what you do? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/11/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Sep 10, 2023 - 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 18:15-20

When are we supposed to correct others? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is Jesus inviting you to be more aware of your responsibility over others? In what way can you exercise it? What have you learned from the correction or the encouragement of others? How has your prayer life grown by sharing it with others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/10/20233 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sep 9, 2023 – 22nd Saturday in Ordinary Time / Lk 6:1-5

Does the sabbath have significance for a Catholic? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How are you honoring the Lord’s day? How could you use it better? How should you set boundaries around the demands of work? How can Jesus’ interpretation of the law help you, in the way He teaches us to balance things, and to see them in their right proportion? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/9/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sep 8, 2023 – Feast of the Nativity of Mary / Mt 1:1-16, 18-23

What we can learn from Jesus’ lineage - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you imagine what Jesus would have said to some of these patriarchs and ancestors as they went through difficult times? What will the Lord say to you one day when you both look back at your current situation? What are the good things that Jesus wants you to draw from the trials, the dreams, the expectations of the present moment? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/8/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sep 7, 2023 – 22nd Thursday in Ordinary Time / Lk 5:1-11

The calling of Simon - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this passage illumine your own encounter with Christ? Have you perceived in your own life how it is that knowledge of Christ and self-knowledge grow together? Have you seen the miraculous fruitfulness that takes place when you act at the Lord’s command? What’s the mission field Jesus has in mind for you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/7/20233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Sep 6, 2023 – 22nd Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 4:38-44

How did Jesus manage his time? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How well are you balancing the different aspects of your life? Are there any destabilizing or intoxicating forces in your life, things that tend to take you off balance? What helps you regain your sense of purpose? How does Jesus’ example help you in this regard? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/6/20233 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sep 5, 2023 – 22nd Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Lk 4:31-37

Do demons have faith? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention about Christ’s authority? Have you experienced the power of Christ’s authority in your own life, in how He has strengthened you or delivered you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/5/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Sep 4, 2023 - 22nd Monday in Ordinary Time / Lk 4:16-30

How could people of Nazareth reject Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does that battle of competing interpretations play out in your own case? What are the human factors that explain who you are? And then, what are those aspects of your life that you have discovered through faith, and can only be accounted for as a result of God’s power? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/4/20233 minutes, 40 seconds
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Sep 3, 2023 - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 16:21-27

Why did Jesus rebuke Peter so sternly? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What impulses is Jesus asking you to discern? Why did the Lord encourage us to follow him on the path of the cross? What are the dangers of rejecting every cross? What indirect blessings have come to you on that path of self-denial? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/3/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Sep 2, 2023 – 21st Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 25:14-30

The parable of the talents - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What talents has the Lord entrusted you with? Can you reconnect with your passion for making those grow? What are the fears and obstacles you’ll have to overcome to multiply your talents? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/2/20233 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sep 1, 2023 – 21st Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 25:1-13

Two opposite types of foolishness - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is lacking in your wisdom? Do you tend toward fideism, or toward naturalism? How is the Lord calling you to grow in prudence? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
9/1/20233 minutes, 46 seconds
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Aug 31, 2023 - 21st Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 24:42-51

What does it take to lead others in the faith? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you sense you are accountable to the Lord and to others in the way you conduct yourself? Would you need to grow in the ways of faith, or in the ways of prudence? Who are the ones Jesus is asking you to watch over? How are you guiding them, and what is the proper food they need at this time? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/31/20233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Aug 30, 2023 – 21st Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 23:27-32

The danger of mistaking the voices of society for conscience - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Am I giving in to this temptation to some extent, caring too much for how people view me, while neglecting how I am walking before God? Is my admiration for the saints consistent with my openness to the voice of God directed to me by the saints and prophets in my own time? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/30/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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Aug 29, 2023 - The Passion of St. John the Baptist / Mk 6:17-29

On true greatness and freedom - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What kind of ideal is Jesus presenting to you in the profile of this great prophet? Through this depiction of Herod’s life, is there something the Lord wants you to steer away from? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/29/20233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Aug 28, 2023 – 21st Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 23:13-22

A twisted understanding of religion - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you see any of these problems being a possible distortion of your faith life? When do those symptoms surface and why? What is the Lord saying to you in this regard? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/28/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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Aug 27, 2023 - 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 16:13-20

Simon Peter’s profession of faith - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What different types of salvation lie behind the diverging views of Jesus as the Son of God and Jesus as a human Messiah? What do you learn in this passage about your new identity in Christ? Why do you think Jesus decided to create the Church and make these promises concerning it? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/27/20233 minutes, 48 seconds
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Aug 26, 2023 – 20th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 23:1-12

What does it mean we are not supposed to call anyone “father”? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. To what extent have good leaders been key in your own faith journey? Do you see situations in which you or others could be giving too much importance to those faith leaders, in a way that is not healthy or helpful? If you are responsible for others, are you exercising that responsibility in a spirit of humility and service? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/26/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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Aug 25, 2023 – 20th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 22:34-40

Why was the question on the greatest commandment a test? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How central is friendship with God to your own life? How would you assess your love for people around you? And where does that love spring from? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/25/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Aug 24, 2023 – Feast of St. Bartholomew / Jn 1:45-51

The two-sided quality of personal traits - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. If you encountered Jesus today, what are those good qualities He would praise in you? What could be the flip-side of those good qualities? How would the Lord encourage you to use their good potential, and not their difficult side? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/24/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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Aug 23, 2023 – 20th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 20:1-16

The parable of the laborers of the last hour - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What does Christ’s invitation to work in his vineyard mean for you? Do you experience it as a blessing or as a burden? What is the true motivation for serving him that Jesus wants you to find? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/23/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Aug 22, 2023 – 20th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 19:23-30

The spiritual danger of possessions - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there things you need to be more detached from? Think of situations in which being detached from material things has helped you grow spiritually. Have you experienced the grace of a higher love that helped you become more detached? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/22/20233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Aug 21, 2023 – 20th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 19:16-22

The calling of the rich young man - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Has your faith in Christ helped you grow in your sense of orientation, morally speaking? What has helped you, or could help you, discover the commandments as a path of freedom? Have you ever encountered Jesus, or someone who reflected Jesus to you, in such manner that you discovered a deeper way to live the commandments? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/21/20233 minutes, 40 seconds
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Aug 20, 2023 - 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 15:21-28

Why was Jesus harsh with the Canaanite woman? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen the difference that purifying tests have made in your life? In what ways has the Lord tested your heart? What do you think He still wants to purify in you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/20/20233 minutes, 31 seconds
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Aug 19, 2023 – 19th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 19:13-15

Why is Jesus’ blessing of children significant? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why is this gesture of Jesus significant to you? What does Jesus want you to rediscover through it? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/19/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Aug 18, 2023 - 19th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 19:3-12

Marriage as the gift of a higher love - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why did God decide to call humanity to such great and challenging vocation? Why is it a vocation? Why is it increasingly being perceived as something related to faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/18/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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Aug 17, 2023 - 19th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 18:21-35

On forgiving daily annoyances - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced patient acceptance from God and from others? How are you reacting to the faults committed by those around you? What is the attitude Jesus would want you to develop in this regard? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/17/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Aug 16, 2023 - 19th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 18:15-20

How should we exercise fraternal correction? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today's readings. Who am I responsible for? What am I doing for their spiritual well-being? Why has the Lord given the Church that authority? What did Jesus intend us to gain from it? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/16/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Aug 15, 2023 – Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary / Lk 1:39-56

Mary’s inner freedom - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you find striking about Mary’s words and actions in this gospel? What elements here lead you to think of Mary as someone who was ready for heaven, even as she walked this earth? What does the Lord want you to learn from her example? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/15/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Aug 14, 2023 - 19th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 17:22-27

The mysterious payment of the Temple tax - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention in Christ’s character, as it comes through in these lines? Why do you think He acted the way He did? What was important to him? What is He trying to tell you, in the particular circumstances you are living through now? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/14/20233 minutes, 19 seconds
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Aug 13, 2023 - 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 14:22-33

Why did Jesus walk on the waters? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Does this miracle resonate with any particular moment in your life? What are the unstable waters Jesus wants you to dare walk through? What’s the level of faith in his grace that Jesus wants you to attain? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/13/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Aug 12, 2023 – 18th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 17:14-20

How are we to understand Jesus’ strong reaction against his generation? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think Jesus reacts so strongly in this gospel? What are your own conclusions on this? How would your life look and feel different if you had a deeper faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/12/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Aug 11, 2023 - 18th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 16:24-28

Why does Jesus insist on the cross if He brings good news? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you need to deny in yourself, or the cross you need to take up, in order to follow Jesus more closely? What would you gain if you took up that cross? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/11/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Aug 10, 2023 – Feast of St. Lawrence / Jn 12:24-26

The link between love and sacrifice - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways has the Lord led you to die to yourself in your faith journey? What fruit have you experienced as a result of those deaths? What is the fruitfulness you see in the lives of Christ and the saints, and how is that connected to their capacity for sacrifice? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/10/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Aug 9, 2023 – 18th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 15:21-28

Why was Jesus so stern with the Canaanite woman? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think Jesus subjected the woman to this test? Has God tested your heart at times? What were the outcomes of those trials? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/9/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Aug 8, 2023 – 18th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 14:22-36

Facing dangerous waters - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Reflecting on your own life, has the Lord pushed you cross through dangerous waters at times? How was it like? Did you discover God’s providence and grace, guiding you? How do you feel now about that experience? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/8/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Aug 7, 2023 – 18th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 14:13-21

Why did Jesus want the crowds to stay longer? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you admire in Jesus’ attitude in this passage? Talk to him about this. Have you been through situations in your life that resonate with this passage? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/7/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Aug 6, 2023 - Feast of the Transfiguration / Mt 17:1-9

Why did Jesus show his glory to the disciples? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention about Christ’s transfiguration? What are the most significant moments of light that you’ve had in recent times? What did the Lord want you to discover through them? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/6/20233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Aug 5, 2023 - 17th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 14:1-12

A spiritual reading of the Baptist’s passion - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Enter the soul of Herod in this meditation. Can you relate to the way in which he feels pressured to act in a way he doesn’t want to act? How so? Have you experienced the freedom that Christ can give you? What is that freedom like? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/5/20233 minutes, 22 seconds
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Aug 4, 2023 - 17th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:54-58

Why did people in Nazareth reject Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is the sin of envy keeping you from growing spiritually? Have you discovered this vertical element in your life and that of others, the action of the Holy Spirit? How has God assumed the natural qualities you have, while purifying them, and giving them a broader scope? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/4/20233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Aug 3, 2023 - 17th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:47-53

The parable of the net - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you read situations familiar to you in this image of the net gathering fish of every kind? What elements or situations you find yourself in require vigilance and purification, because they are not compatible with life in Christ? Which are those elements that Jesus wants you to assume and redirect toward the Father’s glory? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/3/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Aug 2, 2023 - 17th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:44-46

The parables of the treasure and the pearl - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. When and how did you discover the reality of God’s kingdom as the highest value? What situations tempt you to look back? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/2/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Aug 1, 2023 - 17th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:36-43

Can evil be completely eradicated? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What could constitute the opposite danger of being too indecisive or slow in fighting evil? Why do you think Jesus expressed such finality in the separation between good and evil in this explanation? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
8/1/20233 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jul 31, 2023 - 17th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:31-35

The mustard seed and the yeast - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How do these parables resonate with your own journey of faith? What were those small beginnings like? How did you grow from there? How is the Lord calling you to grow his kingdom where you are at right now? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/31/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jul 30, 2023 - 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:44-52

The hidden treasure and the pearl of great price – Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How was your conversion? What did you discover under the surface of things that moved you to change your life? What elements remained, showing the continuity of God’s plan in your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/30/20233 minutes, 41 seconds
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Jul 29, 2023 - Saints Martha, Mary and Lazarus / Jn 11:19-27

What does it mean that Jesus is the resurrection and the life? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways have you seen people’s lives expand when they come close to Jesus? How has your own life expanded by walking with him? What stands out to you in the lifestyle of these three holy siblings? In what way is Jesus calling you to imitate them? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/28/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jul 28, 2023 - 16th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:18-23

The hardened soil and the good soil -  Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you have experience of these things? What words has the Lord sown in you in recent times? Was there a time in which, looking back, it feels like your soul was hardened, unable to relate to the word of God? What changed things for you? What signs of the good soil do you find in yourself? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/27/20233 minutes, 12 seconds
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Jul 27, 2023 - 16th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:10-17

Why did Jesus teach the crowds only in parables? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What could be keeping you from understanding the gospels more deeply? What steps in your faith journey enabled to you better understand Christ’s teachings? Why is it that you couldn’t get the kingdom of God before taking those steps? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/26/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jul 26, 2023 - 16th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:1-9

The parable of the sower - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there graces that God is asking you to be open to, or to protect to a greater degree? What makes the soil of your heart change from one type to another? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/25/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jul 25, 2023 - Feast of St. James / Mt 20:20-28

Why Jesus did not completely reject the request of James and John - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the kind of greatness you are looking for? Are you allowing your heart to dream of great things? Or are you completely dominated by discouragement and self-doubt? How has Jesus guided you by providing a better scope for your desires and dreams? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/24/20233 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jul 24, 2023 - 16th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 12:38-42

What does the sign of Jonah mean? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How are you receiving the signs that God has given you? What are those signs, the providential encounters, the transformed lives, the responses to prayer? And then think of Christ as the great sign. What calls your attention about the person of Jesus, about his words, teachings, and actions? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/23/20233 minutes, 15 seconds
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Jul 23, 2023 - 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:24-30

The parable of the wheat and the weeds - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you see yourself reflected in the temptations of these servants? What does Jesus say to you in response to discouragement and impatience in the face of evil? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/22/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jul 22, 2023 - Feast of St. Mary Magdalene / Jn 20:1-18

Fr. Joseph Piper - Click here for today's readings --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/21/20232 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jul 21, 2023 - 15th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 12:1-8

Why does Jesus claim to be Lord of the sabbath? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Could we be doing the same? Could we be placing discipline and sacrifice and efficiency above love of God and others? Are there situations in your life that resonate with this one? On which aspect of the commandments do you need to focus: the sacrificial, discipline aspect, or the core aspect of seeking God and loving others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/20/20233 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jul 20, 2023 - 15th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 11:28-30

How can we find rest bearing Christ’s yoke? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What makes you feel weary and burdened? What is the yoke Jesus is inviting you to take upon yourself? In what way can you come to Jesus today? What does He want you to learn from his heart? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/19/20233 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jul 19, 2023 - 15th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 11:25-27

Why only the childlike receive the Son’s revelation - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is the source of your identity and your joy? What have you received from Christ? Are there areas of your life in which you still choose to rely on your own wisdom, more than on God’s? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/18/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jul 18, 2023 - 15th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 11:20-24

Why did Christ reproach the towns where He conducted his mission? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does God want you to use the graces and blessings He is giving you at this time? Are there ways in which self-complacency can pose a spiritual danger for you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/17/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jul 17, 2023 - 15th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 10:34—11:1

How can Jesus ask us to love him more than family? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How does this passage resonate with you? What are the conflicts you need to accept as part of your journey as disciple? Are there tensions, however, that don’t result from faith, but rather from your sinfulness? What does it mean for you to place Christ above other relationships? What aspects of Christ’s message are well received by those around you, and what aspects might find more resistance?https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/071723.cfm --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/16/20233 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jul 16, 2023 - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 13:1-9

The parable of the sower - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you identify these different types of soil at different stages in your journey? What kind of soil prevails in your soul at this time? What is Jesus inviting you to do about it? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/15/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jul 15, 2023 - 14th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 10:24-33

The temptations that stem from fear - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do those fears tell you about what you love and value most? How can you start challenging those fears, so as to place your Christian identity as the most important thing in your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/14/20233 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jul 14, 2023 - 14th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 10:16-23

The paradox of a peaceful conquest - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What examples of simplicity and shrewdness do you find most inspiring in Christ and in the saints? What skills or virtues is Jesus encouraging you to cultivate, so that you can bear fruit in your mission? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/13/20233 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jul 13, 2023 - 14th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 10:7-15

How are we supposed to bring the gospel to others? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What is your experience of living in the kingdom of God? How would you explain the novelty of living in Christ to others? In what ways does your life reflect the message of the gospel? Have you ever seen this played out – you or someone you know being an instrument of Christ to bring salvation to others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/12/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jul 12, 2023 - 14th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 10:1-7

Why did Jesus send his disciples on a mission? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced that distinctive union of wisdom and power in Christianity? Why did God decide to count on us as messengers? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/12/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jul 11, 2023 - 14th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 9:32-38

How Jesus dealt with the worst accusations - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What fuels your activity? How is Jesus inviting you to see the outcomes of your activity and to deal with criticism? Invite Jesus today to pour his sentiments into your heart. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/11/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jul 10, 2023 - 14th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 9:18-26

A contemplation of the heart of Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you think of situations in which you had to address people’s needs or balance many things at once? How do you normally perform in those situations? Now, imagine Christ walking through the same scenario you were in. How would Jesus react? Talk to the Lord about it, telling him what you would like to learn from him. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/10/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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Jul 9, 2023 - 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 11:25-30

How can we find rest taking a yoke upon ourselves? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why did God decide to show his ways to the humble? What difference has it made for you to come to Jesus? How is his yoke different from other yokes? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/9/20233 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jul 8, 2023 - 13th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 9:14-17

Why were Christ’s disciples not supposed to fast? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. When did you see that transition in you? When did practices cease to be a burden, and become a way to feed the fire the Holy Spirit kindled in you? Are there still old wineskins in you, areas in which practices are a burden, not connected with that fire? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/8/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jul 7, 2023 - 13th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 9:9-13

The conversion of St. Matthew - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How was Matthew doing before Jesus called him? How did the Lord make those first inroads into your life? Have you seen Christ reach others through the invitation of friends? Can you distinguish when entering a certain environment can bring the light of Christ, from situations that would simply be like walking into temptation? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/7/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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Jul 6, 2023 - 13th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 9:1-8

Why did Jesus heal the paralytic? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what way is Jesus encouraging you to bring others to him, and to prepare them for that encounter? How has Jesus healed your soul, your body, your relationships? What does the Lord respond to the voices of unbelief that arise in your heart? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/6/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jul 5, 2023 - 13th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 8:28-34

Why did these demons fear being cast out? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen something analogous to this incident, either in your own life or in the life of others? Are you willing to face the unsettling aspects of that fight? What do you find inspiring in Christ’s character and actions in this passage? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/5/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jul 4, 2023 - 13th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 8:23-27

Why did Jesus challenge the disciples’ fears? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What storms you’ve sailed through in recent times? What are some of the things Jesus wants to remind you of in response to fears or worries you may have? Why do you think He doesn’t always respond right away, but may be quiet for a season? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/4/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jul 3, 2023 - Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle / Jn 20:24-29

Why did Thomas doubt the resurrection? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What are your own struggles with faith? Do you struggle because it’s hard to believe God can do certain things? Or do you struggle that God has chosen this particular way to convey faith to us? Can you relate to Thomas’ struggles – his jealousy, the comparison with others, his impulsiveness? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/3/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jul 2, 2023 - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 10:37-42

The danger of good things - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is there a risk that some relationships could become an idol for you? What are the crosses that lie in the path of your mission? How can you be a better messenger of Christ for others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/2/20233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jul 1, 2023 - 12th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mt 8:5-17

The healing of the centurion’s servant - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention in the heart of Christ? What kind of faith do you see in yourself? How does it compare to the faith of the centurion? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
7/1/20233 minutes, 42 seconds
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Jun 30, 2023 - 12th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 8:1-4

How can broken people live the law of the gospel? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In seeking to live out the sermon of the mount, what obstacles and weaknesses do you find in you? How has the Lord already helped you bear those weaknesses? What do you ask him now? What does He ask of you now? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/30/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jun 29, 2023 - Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul / Mt 16:13-19

The complementary charisms of Peter and Paul - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think Jesus decided to endow the Church with these different charisms and promises? In what ways has the Church illumined and sustained you in your faith journey? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/29/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jun 28, 2023 - 12th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 7:15-20

How are we to discern false prophets? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How can you grow in your ability to discern people’s moral character? Do you tend to err on the side of distrusting too much, or of trusting too quickly, or in an unqualified way? What attitude would the Lord want in you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/28/20233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Jun 27, 2023 - 12th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 7:6, 12-14

Why the golden rule is not so simple - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In your path of spiritual growth, have you noticed a shift in the kind of good things you want for others? Are there areas in which you already experience this law of growth in the spiritual life: that the road feels narrow in the beginning, and then it broadens? Why is Jesus pointing out these things to you today? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/27/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jun 26, 2023 - 12th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 7:1-5

Why we should avoid judgment - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How would you want others to judge you? How could your judgment of others reflect that measure you’d want used for yourself? Are you working toward removing any blind spots in your moral vision? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/26/20233 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jun 25, 2023 - 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 10:26-33

Do not live in fear - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is your life led primarily by fear, or by love? What are the fears that prevail in your heart? What could help you overcome fear? What fruits have you obtained when you’ve dared trample fear in your heart? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/25/20233 minutes, 47 seconds
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Jun 24, 2023 - Nativity of John the Baptist / Lk 1:57-66, 80

Why does God create interconnected stories? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you seen instances of God’s interventions in your life, or in stories you’ve heard or read about? What have you learned from those? What keys can you find in this passage about why such interventions can be missed, or misinterpreted, or, on the contrary, used in a good way? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/24/20233 minutes, 40 seconds
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Jun 23, 2023 - 11th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mt 6:19-23

The images of the treasure and the lamp - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How would you assess before the Lord your own relationship with possessions? Is there anything Jesus would encourage you to imitate in the way He looks at things? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/23/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jun 22, 2023 - 11th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 6:7-15

The wisdom of the Lord’s Prayer - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Choose three petitions on which you may focus your meditation today. What is the wisdom they contain? Why do you need them? How can they help you grow in prayer? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/22/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jun 21, 2023 - 11th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Walking before the Father’s gaze - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you tell those things you do to glorify God from those you do to be seen? How are the outcomes different? What steps is Jesus inviting you to take, so that you may seek him instead of human glory? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/21/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jun 20, 2023 - 11th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:43-48

How is it possible to love our enemies? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Did you ever receive an act of kindness from someone you considered an enemy? What impact did that have on you? What situations come to mind when you hear this teaching of Christ? What is He encouraging you to do? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/20/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jun 19, 2023 - 11th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:38-42

How do we deal with difficult people? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you think of instances in which this teaching was applied? (it could be instances in your own life, in the lives of the saints, or in people you know) What was the impact of those actions? Even if you feel that responding in this way may be hard to achieve in some specific situation you are dealing with, are there smaller steps in that direction that Jesus is encouraging you to take? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/19/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jun 18, 2023 - 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Mt 9:36—10:8

The missionary strategy of Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What do you perceive when you look at the world through the eyes of Christ? What does the Lord tell you through his double response, that He cares for us directly and through the shepherds He has formed? What wisdom do you discover in the way Jesus established things? What relevance does this have for your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/18/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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Jun 17, 2023 - Immaculate Heart of Mary / Lk 2:41-51

Why did Jesus stay behind in the Temple? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Can you think of events that have been like reminders from God of what’s important in your life? What is the ground of your obedience? Social convention? Doing what is less risky? Is it faith in God? What do you take away from Mary’s response to what Christ did? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/17/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jun 16, 2023 - Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus / Mt 11:25-30

Three virtues of the Sacred Heart - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is there anything blocking you off from the source of joy? What keys for acceptance and humility can you learn from the heart of Christ? How has Jesus manifested his goodness to you, both in offering shelter and in helping you face your responsibilities? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/16/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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Jun 15, 2023 - 10th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:20-26

A holiness greater than the letter of the law - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Why do you think Jesus asks us to interiorize his commandments? How do you deal with anger? Do you need to seek reconciliation? What is the Lord inviting you to do in this area? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/15/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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Jun 14, 2023 - 10th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:17-19

Do we Christians still need the law? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you experienced the good use of laws and good teachings in your faith journey? Do you need to heal your image of the law? In what areas of your life do you need that external help of discipline, good community, mentoring, and good laws? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/14/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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Jun 13, 2023 - 10th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:13-16

Salt of the earth and light of the world - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Who are the people who have been salt and light for you? How are you called to be salt and light for others? In what circumstances is the temptation to blend in the strongest for you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/13/20233 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jun 12, 2023 - 10th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mt 5:1-12

The Beatitudes - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How is the Lord speaking to you through the beatitudes today? Which of them do you see reflected most clearly in the heart of Jesus? Which is the one that describes you best? Which is the one you need the most? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/12/20233 minutes, 32 seconds
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Jun 11, 2023 - Solemnity of Corpus Christi / Jn 6:51-58

Why did Jesus give us his Body and Blood? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How have scarcity or abundance led you to give greater value to your relationship with God? How does the Eucharist nourish your connection with him? Why is the Eucharist life-giving, yet not conflict-free? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/11/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jun 10, 2023 - 9th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:38-44

The danger of seeking wealth and attention - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. 1. Imagine the scene of the gospel for a moment. 2. Place yourself in both scenarios: think what it would be like to be noticed by everyone, but not known by Christ. Then imagine you are acknowledged by Christ, but ignored by many in the world. Then say to the Lord that you choose the path of being acknowledged by him. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/10/20233 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jun 9, 2023 - 9th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:35-37

Why does it matter that the Messiah is greater than David? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has God’s salvation been manifested in your life and in the life of people you know? How has that salvation gone above and beyond human expectations? What are those side-effects of salvation that are good outcomes even for this life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/9/20233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jun 8, 2023 - 9th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:28-34

The central role of love in Christian life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What needs to be redirected in your life, so as to reflect the order of love that Jesus teaches? In what ways is Jesus encouraging you to connect love of God and neighbor, and also love and worship? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/8/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jun 7, 2023 - 9th Wednesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:18-27

The difficulty of imagining heaven - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Compare how your life was before encountering Jesus to how it is now that you walk with him. How does the new situation of living in Christ help you understand a bit better what heaven is like? Do you find anticipations of heaven in that new life you have in Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/7/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jun 6, 2023 - 9th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:13-17

Can you be part of this world as a Catholic? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Do you find yourself in a similar situation at times, when others tell you that you cannot be a Catholic and be part of the 21st century? How can you find a Christ-like balance, so as to give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to God what belongs to God? Who can you think of as a role-model in striking the right balance of living in the world but not being of the world? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/6/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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Jun 5, 2023 - 9th Monday in Ordinary Time / Mk 12:1-12

The temptation to seize the vineyard - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What aspects of the wisdom of God stand out to you in this parable? In what ways does this parable provide helpful warnings? How is Jesus inviting you to await the renewal He wants to bring to his Church? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/5/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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Jun 4, 2023 - Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity / Jn 3:16-18

The Trinity and Personal Giving - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What aspects of God’s personal giving to us are especially meaningful to you? In what ways does sin undermine or distort personal giving? When has your life been enhanced by the personal giving of others? How are you called to give of yourself to others? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/4/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jun 3, 2023 - 8th Saturday in Ordinary Time / Mk 11:27-33

The integrity required to challenge Jesus - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there similar gray areas in my life? Are there aspects in which I choose to remain ambiguous, because I don’t want to take a stance that is unpopular, or face hard questions? Could Jesus turn the tables on me in a similar way? Do I have the integrity and purity of intention to question him? What steps is Jesus inviting me to take? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/3/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Jun 2, 2023 - 8th Friday in Ordinary Time / Mk 11:11-26

Omissions that lead to spiritual barrenness - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What resonates with you when you reflect on these actions and teachings of Jesus? Are there spiritual gifts or opportunities that you have received, but are not bearing fruit? Do you find that any of the obstacles to prayer referenced here could be crippling your prayer life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/2/20233 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jun 1, 2023 - 8th Thursday in Ordinary Time / Mk 10:46-52

What does Bartimaeus’ healing represent? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is your life diminished in some sense because there are steps you are reluctant to take? How has Jesus opened your eyes? Have you fully embraced the consequences of the grace Jesus has given you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
6/1/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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May 31, 2023 - Feast of the Visitation / Lk 1:39-56

What we can learn from Mary’s visitation - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What doors has the Lord opened for you, so that you get to share your faith journey with others? What traits do you find especially inspiring in Mary and Elizabeth? Is there anything in their character that the Lord is encouraging you to imitate? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/31/20233 minutes, 38 seconds
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May 30, 2023 - 8th Tuesday in Ordinary Time / Mk 10:28-31

The rewards of those who venture things for Christ - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What things have you risked or given up to follow Christ? In what ways have you experienced that paradox of receiving from the Lord the true measure of those things you had given up to follow him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/30/20233 minutes, 29 seconds
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May 29, 2023 - Memorial of Mary Mother of the Church / Jn 19:25-34

Mary, our mother in the order of grace - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. In what ways have you grown in union with Christ, so as to partake of his sufferings and of his joys, as Mary did? Imagine you are the one at the foot of the cross, and that Mary receives you as her son, as her daughter. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/29/20233 minutes, 15 seconds
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May 28, 2023 - Solemnity of Pentecost / Jn 20:19-23

Why did Christ sent his Spirit upon his disciples? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What calls your attention in the way the Holy Spirit works? Have you seen signs of the Holy Spirit in you or others in recent times? What dimension of the action of the Holy Spirit resonates with you? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/28/20233 minutes, 36 seconds
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May 27, 2023 - 7th Saturday of Easter / Jn 21:20-25

The temptation to compare ourselves with others - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Are there areas in your life in which you feel insecure, or you tend to compare yourself with others? What does Jesus say in response to those voices? How does He encourage you? What is it that matters to him? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/27/20233 minutes, 22 seconds
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May 26, 2023 - 7th Friday of Easter / Jn 21:15-19

“Simon, do you love me?” - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Imagine this scene in all its details. Then, imagine you are Peter and Jesus asks you these questions. Do you love me? How can you show Jesus your love for him? How could your love for him grow? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/26/20233 minutes, 30 seconds
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May 25, 2023 - 7th Thursday of Easter / Jn 17:20-26

What does Jesus ask for when He prays for us? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What does each of these gifts Jesus prayed for mean to you? What is keeping you from receiving them? How would your life look like if you received a greater portion of these gifts? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/25/20233 minutes, 39 seconds
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May 24, 2023 - 7th Wednesday of Easter / Jn 17:11b-19

What does Jesus mean by asking that his disciples be consecrated? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. How has Jesus protected you and watched over you? How has the message of Christ transformed you and led you to live in a way that is distinctive? In what ways has the Lord consecrated you, that is, established you solidly in faith? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/24/20233 minutes, 35 seconds
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May 23, 2023 - 7th Tuesday of Easter / Jn 17:1-11a

What did Jesus say when He prayed? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. So, in this meditation, you may imagine yourself at the end of your life in this world, looking back on your life the way Jesus does in this prayer. How would you like to summarize your life? Imagine Jesus speaking to the Father about you. What are the good things He says? What do you find most inspiring in the character of Jesus? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/23/20233 minutes, 18 seconds
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May 22, 2023 - 7th Monday of Easter / Jn 16:29-33

Signs of spiritual growth - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Where are you in your spiritual journey? Can you identify some steps of growth you have taken? What is still lacking? Where is Jesus pointing next? Where do you get your identity from? How can you become more rooted in the Father? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/22/20233 minutes, 26 seconds
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May 21, 2023 - Ascension of the Lord / Mt 28:16-20

How could the apostles doubt when seeing Christ? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Have you yourself experienced that mixture of awe and doubt? What is Jesus showing you by the fact that He entrusted his own mission to his apostles? What does that teach you about God, about you, and about his plan for your life? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/21/20233 minutes, 34 seconds
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May 20, 2023 - 6th Saturday of Easter / Jn 16:23b-28

What does it mean to pray in the name of Jesus? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Imagine in this meditation that Jesus is praying before the Father. What do you imagine him saying? How could your prayer become more Christ-like? What do you think would change in you if your outlook and intentions were more like those of Christ? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/20/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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May 19, 2023 - 6th Friday of Easter / Jn 16:20-23

How to assess joy and sorrow in the spiritual life - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. What have been some movements of joy and of sadness in recent times? What is the cause of those joys and sorrows? Is there something that Jesus wants to teach you through those movements in your heart? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message
5/18/20233 minutes, 23 seconds
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May 18, 2023 - 6th Thursday of Easter / Jn 16:16-20

How can sadness become joy? - Fr. Lucas Laborde. Click here for today’s readings. Is Jesus inviting you to imitate some aspect of his leadership? What would be some examples in your life in which the reason for your sadness turned into joy in the Spirit? --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lucas-laborde/message