Click here to listen to this homily (17 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima parish in Wrangell, Alaska. Jesus calls us to keep the commandments not only in our external behavior but also in our internal thought processes. Modern psychology is just beginning to understand just how powerfully our thoughts cause gene expression and the production of powerful hormones and neural transmitters. Jesus was way ahead of his time in teaching his followers that thoughts really matter.
Homework: Read Matthew Chapters 5-7.
Readings: Sirach 15:15-20; Psalm 119; 1Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37