Click here to download and listen to this homily (9 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena in Petersburg, Alaska. Let us learn how to pray like the tax collector, "O God, be merciful to me a sinner." Putting aside the conviction of our own righteousness: instead humbling ourself and seeking the Lord's mercy. St Patrick is a great witness to this working for 30 years for the salvation of the people who had taken him from his home in Britain as a child slave for six years. His spiritual conquest of Ireland followed the prior victory of love over the anger and bitterness in his own heart. Love and Mercy always wins.
Readings: Hosea 6:1-6; Psalm 51; Luke 18:9-14