As we enter the 3rd Week of Advent, the Church wants us to remember that the Savior is on His way. We can get ready to rejoice because Jesus will be here soon! Unfortunately, we sometimes lose patience or get tired of waiting. This week, Gary explores the Sunday Mass Readings and reminds you of something you may have forgotten. Tune in and let's discover this important fact together!
In the Mass Readings for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, we're reminded that the Kingdom of Heaven is here! Are you ready? Join Gary as he offers suggestions for drawing closer to the Lord each day of the Advent season. Before you know it, Advent will be over. Don't waste the opportunity to get ready today!
As we enter the season of Advent, the Church wants to ensure that we are prepared to welcome Jesus. This week's message is all about getting ready. Join Gary as he unpacks the Mass Readings for the First Sunday of Advent and offers advice for making this your most fruitful Advent ever!
As the Liturgical Year draws to a close, the Church focuses on the Kingship of Christ. Join Gary as he looks at the Mass Readings for the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. After hearing the readings, we should ask ourselves an important question - Is Jesus really my King? Tune in and let's discuss!
If we look hard enough, we can find "signs" that convince us that the world will be ending soon. In the Gospel from the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, however, Jesus cautions us against trying to pinpoint a date. Instead, He urges us to be vigilant and prepared at all times. Join Gary as he unpacks the readings and offers advice for living them out every day!
As the Liturgical Year draws to a close, the Church wants to ensure that we have our priorities in order. This week, in the Mass Readings for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, we'll be reminded that death is not the end of life. Join us as we break open the readings and celebrate the fact that there is life after death!
Conversion is the process of moving away from sin and toward God. Without it, we can never grow in holiness. This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we'll look at the Mass Readings for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, which are all about conversion. Zacchaeus the tax collector had an encounter with Jesus and it brought about a life-changing conversion. Think it can't happen to you too? Before you jump to any conclusions, let's talk about it!
Sometimes it's hard to be humble, even when we pray! In the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Jesus reminds us that prayer isn't about telling God what we've done for Him, it's about humbly speaking with our Creator! This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we'll look at the readings for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time and let the Lord teach us about humility.
There's no doubt that the Parable of the Unjust Judge (Luke 18:1-8) can be disturbing. Is Jesus really comparing our Heavenly Father to an unethical and uncaring judge? Not at all! What He's trying to do is get our attention (mission accomplished!) and help us to realize the importance of persistent prayer. This week on the Gary Zimak Show, we'll break open the Mass readings for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time and learn about the POWER of PRAYER!
When Jesus healed ten lepers, only one of them returned to thank Him. "Where are the other nine?", He rightfully asked. Being thankful doesn't come naturally for many people, but it can be learned. This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we'll unpack the Mass Readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time and explore ways to develop an attitude of gratitude. Once we become aware of God's blessings, it's much easier to become that one leper who said "Thank you"!
When the apostles asked Jesus to increase their faith, He responded with a surprising answer. Instead of just zapping them and increasing their faith, Jesus reminded His followers of the miracles that could result if they used the faith they already had. This week on The Gary Zimak Show, we'll look at what can happen when we listen to the Lord and put our faith into practice!
Sometimes we get so focused on our own needs that we forget about the needs of others. In the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, Jesus reminds us to look out for those in need. It's a tough message, but one that we all need to hear. Tune in and let's discuss!
The Parable of the Dishonest Steward is can be very difficult to understand. Jesus almost seems to be praising dishonest behavior. In reality, however, He is trying to get our attention in order to deliver a message about the importance of helping the poor. It's a tough message, but one that is essential to grasp. Rich or poor, Jesus speaks directly to each of us in this parable. Don't make the mistake of ignoring His words!
We hear about God's mercy and love so often that we sometimes fail to appreciate it. This week, Gary looks at the parable of the Prodigal Son and what it means to each of us. While it's true that the Lord's mercy is infinite, there is something we must do in order to receive it. Tune in and let's discuss!
What does it take to be a disciple of Jesus? According to the gospel, it requires much more than just going to Mass on Sunday. This week, Gary will examine Jesus' words on the requirements of discipleship. While it's true that following Christ requires us to leave our old way of life behind, doing so will give us the peace we seek!
What does it mean to be humble? Contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to do with thinking poorly of yourself. Join Gary as he discusses what Jesus said about the importance of choosing the right seat when you're invited to dinner. Huh? Don't worry...it will make sense once you listen to the show!
The Gospel for the 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time contains a startling reminder - the gate to salvation is narrow! Jesus' words are so shocking that we sometimes fail to listen to His full message. This week, Gary will unpack this challenging Gospel and explain why it is actually fantastic news. Tune in and find out why!
As evidenced by the life of Jesus, not everyone wants to hear the Good News. Therefore, it should come as no surprise when we encounter resistance as we attempt to share the Gospel. Tune in as Gary discusses the Mass Readings for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Even though it may be challenging at times, don't give up. The Lord is right there with us and is counting on us to spread His message!
As Catholic Christians, we know that the Lord will one day return in glory. Because it hasn't happened in two thousand years, however, we tend to think that it won't occur for a long time. This week, Gary looks at the Mass readings for the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The message is all about staying awake and being ready, but there's a catch. We should be prepared to meet Him TODAY because WE WILL!!! Even if it's not the second coming, there are many ways to encounter Jesus every day and we should be ready. Find out more on this episode of The Gary Zimak Show!
The world tells us that security and happiness can be found in "stuff" (money, success, possessions), but the Bible tells us just the opposite. This week, Gary will discuss the Mass readings for the 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time. In each reading, we are reminded that the things of this world will not last. Unless we focus on God, we are wasting our time!