Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff.
Was there a GOOD point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of obligation for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost (23rd Ordinary in the Novus)?
Tell about attendance especially for the Traditional Latin Mass. I hear that it is growing. Of COURSE.
Any local changes or (hopefully good) news?
A few thoughts of my own, HERE.
In this Sunday’s Gospel Christ leads a lawyer down a steep path into a gentle mugging with the Truth.
In medias res…
Holy Mass, particularly as celebrated – these days in particular – with the Vetus Ordo, more clearly manifests the fact it is not focused on man. It is focused on God. Certainly, we participate at Holy Mass because we desire that transforming touch in our encounter with divine mystery. But it is not the usefulness of Mass as being transformational that is primary. It is the religious rightness of being there, in awe-filled gratitude, for the sake of God. Of course, the one does not exclude the other, such is the magnificent love of our God. Paradoxically, the more we allow Mass to be less about ourselves, then the more it affects us. Our “active participation” in Holy Mass is rooted in our active receptivity, our outpouring of self that opens for the inpouring of what God wants to give.