Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of Obligation?
I preached (at Mass in the Ordinary Form today) about the Four Last Things as a necessary point of day reflection because, I stressed, “You are all going to die. It’s not an option. We don’t know when we will die, but some of you are going to die soon.”
I described the particular judgment we will receive and briefly explained the three results: heaven immediately, purification and then heaven, or hell. I touched on the eternal happiness of heaven and unending fascination with and joy in God along with the angels and saints, and, on the other hand, the eternal agony of separation from God in Hell, with the attendant pains it will cause body and soul.
I also talked about daily examination of conscience and how the Sacrament of Penance is the way Christ Himself desires us to come to Him for forgiveness and reconciliation.
Then I stressed that we should never receive Communion in the state of mortal sin, because that is the sin of sacrilege. I added that receiving Communion on the tongue is also a way to avoid sacrilege – mistreatment of the most sacred thing of all, the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of the Lord.
Also, after the seemingly endless “prayers of the faithful” I asked for prayers for protection for those serving military and law enforcement and then for the defeat of Islamic terrorists.
Have a great Sunday!