Was there a good point in your Sunday sermon? What was it?
Today I said Mass the 9:15 Novus Ordo at a parish which, for the first time, had Mass in the older, traditional form, at 7:30. (I think it was the 3rd time I had said Mass with the Novus Ordo since last October.) The TLM is now, as of today, a regular feature in that Sunday schedule. I would have had Mass downtown, but the rector summarily terminated the TLM. Therefore, I briefly spoke to the 9:15 congregation about the whys and wherefores of Summorum Pontificum, what Benedict XVI did and wanted to do.
I then addressed the yoke Our Lord speaks of, and the difference between subjugation as the world knows it and as Our Lord knows it, explaining that the Lord, in being meek Himself, wasn’t therefore timid. He bore horrible wrongs patiently while even occasionally using spectacularly harsh language and even, once, a whip of cords to correct people. His ways, harsh as they could be, or gentle, were always the best ways for the moment, place and people involved. If they were not converted or moved, it wasn’t the Lord’s fault, for His choices of correction were always perfect. Then, it is a work of mercy also for us to bear wrongs patiently. Among the Fruits of the Holy Ghost are patience and mildness, not to be confused with timidity or weakness. Thus, in our subjugation to the Lord’s way of things, we mustn’t be quick to lash out when perceiving our selves to be wronged. Furthermore, those in authority over others, such as parents over children, should try to correct in a manner appropriate for the time, place and person, now harsh, now gentle as the circumstances dictate.