"God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world." (Gal. 6: 14)

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Fifth Sunday after Easter


Dear Friends,

Here is the link to the audio sermon for the Fifth Sunday after Easter.

May God bless you.
Bishop Giles OFM

2 comments:

Michael H. J. said...

"Our Lives Must Become Lives of Prayer..." Bishop Giles Butler

This sermon is absolutely beautiful in it's simple depictions of the self-absorbed individuals who do not thank God daily by living a life of prayer. The sermon is filled with the orthodox truths of prayer,and other depictions of what "goes on in the world today" with lapse Catholics.

Bishop Giles emphasises that prayer is the means by which we stay close to God,and it sounds so simple, so easy, that many may find it banal, rediculous, not-complicated enough.

"There must be more to a holy life, sanctified life than that," they may grumble, especially the complicated ones who find life confusing, overtly challenging, filled with "too much to do," acquiring possessions.

These have no faith in prayer and seldom find it, as they refuse to stay simple about the way fruitful prayer is practiced:constancy.

But they too should listen to this sermon, as it bespeakes the Franciscan simplicities that made Saint Francis and many of his followers Saints.

Michael H. J.

Michael H. J. said...

I misused the possessive plural (bad editing): it's...

The first sentence should read ...its simple depictions...

The Corrected Commentary:

AFTER THOUGHTS

"Our Lives Must Become Lives of Prayer..." Bishop Giles Butler

This sermon is absolutely beautiful in its simple depictions of the self-absorbed individuals who do not thank God daily by living a life of prayer. The sermon is filled with the orthodox truths of prayer, and other depictions of what "goes on in the world today" with lapse Catholics.

Bishop Giles emphasizes that prayer is the means by which we stay close to God, and it sounds so simple, so easy, that many may find it banal, ridiculous, not-complicated enough.

"There must be more to a holy life, sanctified life than that," they may grumble, especially the complicated ones who find life confusing, overtly challenging, filled with "too much to do," acquiring possessions.

These have no faith in prayer and seldom find it, as they refuse to stay simple about the way fruitful prayer is practiced: constancy.

But they too should listen to this sermon, as it bespeaks the Franciscan simplicities that made Saint Francis and many of his followers Saints.

Michael H. J.
Sorry--Only God Is Perfect