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Friday 16th Week of the Year

Today’s Mass Readings

Friday 16th Week of the Year

Matthew 13:18-23.

How much the Lord wants us to understand him!

Why? So He can heal us.

He speaks our language that requires
the full attention of our hearts.

We know how it feels when something heavy
is wearing on our hearts and we long to share it
with a person we trust;
someone who cares deeply about our well-being.

What would happen if we found that the whole time
we were pouring out our soul; they were playing with their phone?

Think of the Lord trying every day to share His heart with us.

The fact is that what He shares with us
we need to hear and understand
for our good and wellbeing.

Listening and not listening is the difference between
barely surviving and living in His abundance.

It’s the difference between His seed falling on infertile ground
and ground that will bear much fruit.

Quiet time with the Lord in prayer, even for five minutes,
means more to him than 24 hours of mouthing prayers
that have no heart.

Intention! Intention! Intention!

We intend to be with Jesus.

That’s it! Nothing else matters.

Distractions come and go.

Have no concern what they are about or
the number of times they come around.

As long as we intend to be with Jesus,
our souls will hear His Word for that day,
and our hearts will understand without fail.

The fruit and effects in our lives will be enormous,
thirty, sixty, even a hundredfold.


God will take our simple, heartfelt prayers and works of charity
and multiply them like He did the loaves and fishes.

Pray with Mother Mary, “Let it be done to me as you say!”

Peace, my friends.

Rick Pilger

Father Pilger, I.C. was born in Canton, Illinois and was ordained at St. John’s Seminary, Wonersh, England in December 1978. He joined the Blessed Sacrament Parish in August 1995, coming here from Sacred Heart Parish in Bradenton Florida. After 22 years as Parochial Vicar, he was appointed Pastor by Bishop Gregory Parkes in June 20, 2017.

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