May 05 – Homily – Fr Matthias: Is There an Easy Way?
Homily #150505n ( 09min) Play - Father asks two questions: Is it necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the Kingdom of God? Is there no easy way? Paradoxically, he tells us, the correct answer for both of these is "Yes." He highlights for us the "Little Way" of St. Therese, who wanted to be a saint ("want," not "like") but saw such a difference between the saints and herself, so she looked and found the "Little Way" of confidence where we step forward and try our best, but ultimately rely on Jesus to bring us to Himself. This is the "easy way" not because we don't have to undergo hardship, but because we undergo them while being held in the arms of Our Lord.
Mass: Tuesday 5th Week of Easter - Wkdy - Form: OF
1st: act 14:19-28
Resp: psa 145:10-11, 12-13, 21
Gsp: joh 14:27-31