Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for the Mass you heard to fulfill your Sunday obligation? Let us know.
For my part, I spoke about an odd phrase in a standard English translation of the Epistle of James heard in the Extraordinary Form:
Wherefore casting away all uncleanness, and abundance of naughtiness, with meekness receive the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
That “abundance of naughtiness” sounds a little precious. Think about the root: naught… zero… nothingness, hence, “an abundance of zeroness”. Goodness is abundance while evil is the opposite of abundance. Evil is the absence of being. The precious sounding phrase translates “abundantia malitiae“. The Greek is perisseia kakia, again “abundance/superfluity of malice/desire to do evil”. Just before, James wrote: “And let every man be swift to hear, but slow to speak, and slow to anger.” Swift to hear. One of the applications of perisseia indicates an abundance of earwax, which makes it hard to hear. Is it by coincidence that James immediately continues:
But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if a man be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he shall be compared to a man beholding his own countenance in a glass. For he beheld himself, and went his way, and presently forgot what manner of man he was.
Get your ears cleaned out. Listen. Get to work.