Hearing for the first time

Hearing for the first time
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Readings for Today

Sometimes, when we hear the same gospel multiple times, we do not really hear it. Perhaps it is because the circumstance does not really apply to us. Such was the case for today’s gospel. I did not really hear it until September 13, 2001. Why? Because before that day, I did not really have any enemies. So when I was told to pray for my enemies, it was easy. But two days after the attacks on the United States, it meant something different. I was aware of enemies. I had to pray for persecutors, because they were real. And I learned about the importance of God’s grace, for it is only God’s grace that makes it possible to forgive.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 13, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
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Hearing for the first time

Hearing for the first time
Daily Homilies

 
 
00:00 / 2:51
 
1X
 

Readings for Today

Sometimes, when we hear the same gospel multiple times, we do not really hear it. Perhaps it is because the circumstance does not really apply to us. Such was the case for today’s gospel. I did not really hear it until September 13, 2001. Why? Because before that day, I did not really have any enemies. So when I was told to pray for my enemies, it was easy. But two days after the attacks on the United States, it meant something different. I was aware of enemies. I had to pray for persecutors, because they were real. And I learned about the importance of God’s grace, for it is only God’s grace that makes it possible to forgive.

Homily given at Christian Brothers College High School, Town and Country, Missouri, on September 13, 2018.
Photo courtesy of Pixabay.
Posted in Daily Homilies, Daily Homily, Podcasts and tagged , , , , , .