God’s love, a relationship with God, is the pearl of great price worth selling everything else for. God’s relationship with us is least inadequately imaged by the love relationship between husband and wife. This week is Natural Family Planning (NFP) Awareness week. Marriages where NFP is practiced faithfully have less than a 5% divorce rate.
The Church is full of saints and sinners. God will separate them at the end of time. Until then we need to fight the spiritual war. We often forget that there is a battle, a war going on. The principalities of good and evil, angels and evil spirits, are battling around us all the time. This spiritual war is not over land, but over souls. That is why we need, especially men, to fight pornography, the using of women as objects, absent fathers (and mothers), the culture of death, the desensitization of our youth to violence, the cheaping or degrading the great gift of sex, and other ills of our society. Chivalry is not dead, nor should it be.
In order to be the good soil that yields a 100, 60, or 30 fold, we need to spend time in the Word, in the Bible
Here I focus on who do we think is in control of our lives? If we let God take control of our lives, we will be more joyful.
In my humble opinion, I believe this is my best homily so far.
Hello, I decided to do this as a means of getting my homilies out there. I suppose I can possibly use this as a means for sharing with others the gift of being able to go to World Youth Day in Madrid. Even though I’m a geek, I’m new to this blogging stuff. If I get ambitious, I can hopefully share thoughts about technology, politics, and of course religious, especially the Catholic Faith.