The Seven Deadly Sins: God is God...and you're not
Bishop Robert Barron: Seven Deadly Sins
God is God…and you’re not
Pride is at the foundation of all sin.
We put ourselves on the throne instead of God, and our egos become what we worship.
Watch this short video to learn about pride and what counteracts it:
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An excerpt from
POPE FRANCIS: REJOICE AND BE GLAD
SIGNS OF HOLINESS IN TODAY’S WORLD
PERSEVERANCE, PATIENCE AND MEEKNESS
118. Humility can only take root in the heart through humiliations. Without them, there is no humility or holiness. If you are unable to suffer and offer up a few humiliations, you are not humble and you are not on the path to holiness. The holiness that God bestows on his Church comes through the humiliation of his Son. He is the way. Humiliation makes you resemble Jesus; it is an unavoidable aspect of the imitation of Christ. For “Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps” (
2:21). In turn, he reveals the humility of the Father, who condescends to journey with his people, enduring their infidelities and complaints (cf.
6:36). For this reason, the Apostles, after suffering humiliation, rejoiced “that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour for [Jesus’] name” (
Fr. Godfrey's Homily
Easter 05C 2019
St. Benedict Cathedral / Baccalaureate
Miss Schubert taught middle school. She was a good lady, but she was a tough and demanding teacher. Often, her voice could be heard at the other end of the hall with all the classroom doors closed! Truth be told, I was a little afraid of Miss Schubert. But once I got into high school and college, I knew that her teaching, her expanding our minds, her giving what she had so we’d be better – I knew it was all given in love, love of learning, and love for her students.
Jesus teaches endlessly with the parables – the Prodigal Son, the Vine and Branches, the Good Samaritan. Jesus expands our minds as He miraculously demonstrates that God’s grace can be so much more than our tight little minds like to imagine. Jesus gives not only what He has, but who He is, so that we might have life. In these ways, He loves us: teaching, working miracles, giving Himself.
And then Jesus goes off and tells us that we are to love as He does. If we really intend to follow Him, then we also must teach and work an occasional miracle and give of ourselves to those we love and the stranger alike. Plain and simple: love as I have loved. Today and always, let’s be faithful!
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May 22 at 6:00 PM in the Church
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