Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it?
For my part, I got to be the deacon for a Solemn Mass today and did not have to preach. Had I preached, off the top of my head I would probably have spoken to the way that both the Herodians and the Pharisees used flattery to lure the Lord into either siding with the Romans (temporal authority) or with God (spiritual authority). Flattery is one of the ways in which we can participate in the sin of another. Those ways are:
- praise or flattery
- the defense of the ill done
Off the top of my head.
Otherwise, I might have spoken about the wickedness of inciting people to rebel against proper and just authority, both temporal and spiritual. That, of course, leads to the problem of what to do in the face of improper and unjust authority.