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A new episode video of Catholic Man Moment was just released.


In this installment Frank talks about: Jesus’ Invitation and Mysterious Power.  


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God bless you and the ones you love.

Unlocking the Mysteries of Jesus' Invitation and Divine Might: A Reflection on Mark 1:14-20
In a blur of captivating power, Jesus extends his invitation to join him on a transformative journey. His words echo through time, beckoning us to repent and believe in the Gospel, to walk in his footsteps and be captivated by his mission.
But this call is not without its cost. As the first disciples discovered, it requires a radical abandonment of our former way of life and a complete surrender to Jesus' mysterious power. It is a call that sets us apart as his chosen ones, bound together by a deep and intimate connection to the Son of God.
And as we heed his summons, we are swept up into the whirlwind of his ministry. Our role is multifaceted: to learn from his teachings, to proclaim the good news of his gospel, and to witness the miraculous healings that are the hallmark of his mission.
But let us not forget that the journey of discipleship is not without its challenges. We may stumble and fall, but if we turn to Jesus in repentance, he will lift us up and empower us to live as true followers of his Gospel. For in his mercy and grace, we are given the chance to start anew and pursue the path that leads to eternal life. 

January 21, 2024
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Mark 1:14-20: Repent and believe in the Gospel



After John had been arrested,
Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God:
"This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand.
Repent, and believe in the gospel."

As he passed by the Sea of Galilee,
he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea;
they were fishermen.
Jesus said to them,
"Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men."
Then they abandoned their nets and followed him.
He walked along a little farther
and saw James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John.
They too were in a boat mending their nets.
Then he called them.
So they left their father Zebedee in the boat
along with the hired men and followed him.

Said another way ....
Jesus' invitation to repent and believe in the Gospel is not just a mere call to follow him, but it is also an invitation to experience his mysterious power. This power is transformative and awe-inspiring, as seen in the lives of the first disciples who abandoned everything to follow Jesus. Through their close relationship with him, they were able to witness his teachings, proclamations of the gospel, and his miraculous healings. Today, this invitation and mysterious power is still available to us. When we choose to repent and believe in the Gospel, we open ourselves up to .....
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