Categories: HomiliesPublished On: June 15th, 2022Tags: , 204 words6.2 min read
We Need to Hear This Again

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Here are links to our readings for the day:

We Need to Hear This Again

Does this gospel reading sound familiar to you? It should, we listen to it at Ash Wednesday.

Prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. That was about four months ago. Has it changed your life?  Let’s see, praying, talking to God. More importantly listening to God. We need to be quiet to hear God.

Let us examine our prayer life. Is your prayer life active and dynamic? Is it peaceful and quiet? Do you realize it should be both? That’s correct. It depends on what is happening in your life.

What about almsgiving? Is your contribution just to the Church? That is good but have you personally helped someone? Made a sacrifice?

And finally fasting. I know of only one person who truly holds a fast. Fasting in this context is about restraining ourselves from food. More than just giving up dessert. To know what it really feels like to be hungry.

Yes, I guess we need this reading once again.

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen