Sunday, October 30, 2011

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A, 30 Oct 2011

Click here to download and listen to this homily (19 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena and St Rose of Lima parishes in the heart of Southeast Alaska. The first sept for growth in humility is to recognize our gifts and talents while also humbly accepting what we don't do well. We give glory to God when we use our talents to build the Kingdom, while we waste precious time trying to do something we have no giftedness or passion for. Do what you do well more often! The next sept is to convict ourself of sin before the Lord and with courage bring those sins to the sacrament of confession. Yet true humility is a willingness to accept correction from our Church, friends, neighbors and enemies without resistance from our ego, for only one outside of ourself can truly show us our blind spots.

Readings: Malachi 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10; Psalm 131; 1 Thessalonians 2:7b-9, 13; Matthew 23:1-12

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