Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know what it was.
I made very rapid points to my tiny congregation in our coastal Sicilian town. First, taking a cue from St. James, we could all avoid a lot of sins if we would just shut up. Not only do we have to shut up, we have to put up, in terms of good works. I also decided on the spot to muse about that image James uses about the man looking in the mirror and then forgetting as not making a serious, interior, real examination of conscience: if you just brush the surface, you don’t know who you are. Lastly, I pointed to all the talking and singing vocabulary in the prayers of the Mass and how they are connected to joy. That in turn I connected to the Lord’s teaching the Apostles about serious prayer in His Name. Prayer, even in serious times, must also be offered in joyful HOPE, since it is offered in His Name.
On the spot, with LOTs of pain killers.