The Weekly Word, w/ Chris Mueller

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Each week Chris cracks open the word for the coming Sunday and gives a quick reflection. It's a primer for the Sunday Liturgy of the Word. Get into the Word, and prepare your heart to receive Him.

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  • Episode 50: You want to be on the inside.

    August 22nd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 1 sec

    Sadly, many people have the same approach to Christianity that they have towards fire insurance. In the day-to-day of life they don’t really think about it. It doesn’t affect them. But, just in case there is a fire, it’s nice to know it’s there. Well, sorry, that’s not the way it works. Just saying you are a Christian is not enough to protect you from the fire you really should be most concerned about.

  • Episode 52: A Special Episode. Ben Update.

    August 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  5 mins 16 secs

    Hi, this is Chris from Everyday Catholic. This is a special episode of the Weekly Word. Don’t worry, our normal reflection on the Sunday Gospel is still coming. But I wanted to share a little about how God has been working in my family's Everyday Catholic life. Many of you know my son Ben was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, Cancer, in May. We believe in a God of miracles.

  • Episode 49: Loving doesn't mean you'll be loved.

    August 15th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 50 secs

    In this modern age where more and more basic biological and moral truths are being denied, and where tolerance has somehow come to mean just accepting whatever nonsense a person chooses to believe, love can be very hard. Any disagreement, in our modern discourse, is too often characterized as hate. In this light, Jesus teaching in Luke 12:49-53 begins to make sense. Jesus says some hard things,

  • Episode 48: Constant Readiness Footing

    August 8th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 4 secs

    It is hard to stay at a constant readiness. The military knows this. The fire department knows this. Life Guards even know this. The Church knows this too. What the military and first responders do to stay ready is they drill. They practice readiness so that when an event happens, they don’t have to think about what they need to do.

  • Episode 47: Greed is bad

    August 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 57 secs

    The reality is, God is God. Not just of our prayer life, but of our whole life. And our money is part of that.

  • Episode 46: God wants us to bug him

    July 25th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 59 secs

    Our prayer isn’t the prayer of slaves before an angry master. We are children talking to our father. We shouldn’t be afraid to come to him, even to pester him with what is one our hearts. The Lord wants to give us good things. It changes everything when we see God this way.

  • Episode 45: Don't you care?

    July 18th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 36 secs

    It’s easy to fall into the trap of being a “perfect Christian" who does all the things, and forget that sometimes, most of the time, God just wants us to be with him. Yes there are things to do. There is work to be done in the Kingdom. But if we are so focused on our work for God, then we will miss being with him, and we will miss the work he is actually calling us to do.

  • Episode 44: It's pretty simple. That doesn't mean it's easy.

    July 11th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 42 secs

    Luke 10:25-28 is one of those passages that is just so blatantly clear that it is hard to avoid it. A scholar of the law asks Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life, and Jesus asks him, well “What is written in the law? How do you read it? The man replies with an excerpt from what is known as the Shema Isreal. It is taken from Deuteronomy, and he then adds a bit from Leviticus.

  • Episode 43: You're probably not ready. Good, now get started.

    July 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 49 secs

    No amount of preparation is going to fully equip you for the work God has called you to. No amount or preparation is going to make you immune to struggle. No perfect website is going to accomplish the work of the Kingdom. I am not saying that preparation, or planning are bad, but too often we spend massive amounts of energy planning, “discerneing” and preparing, and what God is asking us to do is just get on with it.

  • Episode 42: Don’t expect to be welcomed everywhere.

    June 25th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 55 secs

    If you're going to follow Jesus don’t look for the world's approval. Don’t expect to be welcomed every where. Know that some people are going to be hostile to the work of the Kingdom. But, knowing all that, we believers do not have permission to get defensive or aggressive. We do not have permission to get angry. We just keep going letting the witness of our faithfulness accomplish what our anger never could.

  • Episode 41: Five loaves and two fish are not enough

    June 20th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  2 mins 55 secs

    I am tired this week. I am not enough. I can’t hope to be able to do everything I have to do alone. You might be just like me. In this week’s Gospel I hear Jesus asking me to bring him everything I have, and trust that he will make up the difference and then some. I think he is probably asking you to do the same.

  • Episode 40: My sheep hear my voice

    May 9th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 20 secs

    Could Jesus be any more explicit. If you are a follower of Christ, then the expectation is that you will hear, and follow the voice of the Lord. And, not just in some sort of abstract way, but in a literal way.

  • Episode 39: Do I believe that Jesus is with me now?

    April 26th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  4 mins 7 secs
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    As we read the story of Jesus appearance to the Apostles, and specifically to Thomas, we have to ask our selves, “Do I believe that Jesus is with me now? Do I believe that he hears me, know my doubts, knows my struggle? Do I believe that he loves me enough to show me what I need to believe?”

  • Episode 38: Let who you thought he was die, so he can be revealed anew

    April 19th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  4 mins 21 secs

    This Easter we need to invite God to remove all of our ideas of who he is, and to come into our lives anew. We need to invite him reveal to us, not who we think he is, or what we think he is supposed to do, but who he truly desires to be in our lives, and the plan he has for our lives.

  • Episode 37: Be over confident in Him, not in you.

    April 14th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 54 secs

    This week's episode is getting out a little late due to a very full week filming the Everyday Catholic show. It's Palm Sunday this week, and I thought it would be a good idea to take a closer look at the Apostles performance on the night of Christ passion.

  • Episode 36: Made for so much more than sin

    April 3rd, 2019  |  Season 2  |  3 mins 49 secs

    When we go to confession God will always be waiting to forgive us and receive us there, but the plan is not that we just keep sining and coming back. We should be cooperating with the Holy Spirit and allowing sin to be eradicated from our lives.