Sep 05 – Homily – Fr Bonaventure: Preparing for Battle

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Homily #100905 ( 35 min) Play - In today's Gospel Our Lord tells us that we must love Him above all things and be well prepared in our engagement with the world. He tells us this in the form of two parables, the building of the tower and the king who contemplates going into battle. Fr. Bonaventure explains this in the context of Catholic action, where our preparation consists in building up our love of, and trust in, God who has forces vastly stronger than the enemy and that action starts with prayer and contemplation and only secondarily with physical action. Father also outlines the many ways that we are in true, open and explicit battle with the modern culture and philosophy, always relating it back to its spiritual nature.
Ave Maria! 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Mass: OF, - Readings:
1st: wis 9:13-18
Resp: psa 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17
2nd: phm 1:9-10, 12-17
Gsp: luk 14:25-33


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