Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was!
For my part, for the TLM, we had the Gospel reading about the 10 lepers who begged the Lord for healing.
Given that Bp. Morlino issued a super letter for the people of the Diocese of Madison, I riffed on a point that he made about the need for “more hate”. We need to hate sin more.
We have become numb to sin in a lot of cases. Numbness to sin was a key to the present crisis.
One of the symptoms of the onset of Hanson’s Disease, leprosy, is numbness.
The lepers went to the Lord, who said they should go to the priests. Hence, many preachers talk about CONFESSION on this Sunday.
I also took notice of the fact that they “stood far off” and called to the Lord.
The OT law required lepers to stay away from people. They didn’t know that leprosy takes a while to acquire. That said, since lepers are often taken to be, symbolically, sinners who would make other unclean, from there I went into the point of avoiding scandal, making other people into sinners by bad example. I gave a couple concrete instances of what we might do that could lead people to sin.
I reminded them that there are various ways in which we can be guilty of the sins committed by others. Committing scandal, that leads others to sin, is one of them.