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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Worth Revisiting - Homilies - When Were You Last Challenged To Change the Way You Live?

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Here are my thoughts this week:

Homilies - When Were You Last Challenged To Change the Way You Live? 

(Originally posted on February 16, 2015)

The best homilies are those which challenge us to look objectively at our relationship with God and how we live out our faith. We need to be reminded of the great chasm that often exists between what we profess to believe and how we actually live our lives. We must be encouraged to seek God's grace and forgiveness if we are ever to bridge that gap.

How can that be done? Father Suarez has some unambiguous suggestions:


  1. It wasn't until I switched parishes, that I the way that I lived was challenged--and not in a bad way! I had to look for a "new home" because we moved neighborhoods.

    Now that I look back, I'm thankful to move back to my childhood parish, because every week is just as Fr. Suarez says--we are challenged.

  2. Thank you Kalley for visiting and commenting. Our Faith will grow to the extent we are challenged to do so. God bless.

  3. I've long given up expecting to be challenged by a homily. That's why I listen to evangelical radio preachers.