Two Good Homilies

Yesterday Father Adrian gave a homily on temptation.  I found particularly memorable the idea that the devil may not tempt sinners nor wish them harm in the short term.  Instead he desires their continuing scandalous example and may actually promote their temporal well being to continue.  In contrast he tempts those who strive for the good in order to prevent their success.

I happened to be around when Father Fritz started the Gospel so I stayed for his homily also.   Temptation is an idea.  Sin is an act.  There’s an important distinction.  Temptation is an opportunity to avoid sin.  Father also commented that the devil’s so full of hate he would wish Our Blessed Mother to be in Hell.  Ponder the thought of your mother in Hell.

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