Thursday, May 25, 2017
Always be ready: 6th Sunday of Easter
Listen to the homily here.
St. John Chrysostom quote
· “For the good deeds which tax-collectors and fishermen were able to accomplish by Gods grace, the philosophers, the rulers, the countless multitudes cannot even imagine.”
o Our Catholic Church began, not with perfect individuals, not with philosophers, not with rulers, not with media, not with social media
o Their good deeds were accomplished by God’s grace
· Each of you can accomplish essential gifts to our Church
· And we might not even imagine what you can do
Two instructions from St. Peter
· If you can take some time to read Peter’s letters, you can listen to what he taught two thousand years ago
· 1st Peter 3
First: “Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence…”
· Most of the disciples were not brilliant
· Please share your experience with God…please read and study
· Open your door to explain our Church
· Give them a reason…and if you cannot, say that you do not know it, but you can find it
· Be gentleness and reverence to who we can talk and converse
· Most people in our culture will listen!
Second: “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.”
· Do we suffer for our Church?
o Movies, television, media, social media
· We believe in Jesus Christ…in life…in chastity
· How have you been led through peer pressure?
o Seeing to bad music, bad movies, bad decisions?
· It is better to suffer for doing good than for doing evil
Listen to our first Pope: St. Peter
· And hear once more: “For the good deeds which tax-collectors and fishermen were able to accomplish by Gods grace, the philosophers, the rulers, the countless multitudes cannot even imagine