Therese, Being the Light of the World – Feb 09 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the final homily for the Women's Retreat on St Therese at Bloomington, IN on Feb 09, 2020, on how we are to be the light of the world because Jesus is the light and we who are His share His light. We should be in the world but not of the world. This means looking out for others and forgeting about ourselves. Do good and avoid evil. Avoid accusing others, pointing fingers, avoid a victim mentality. Be controlled by God not by our passions. This includes not placing others, including ourselves, in the position of God in our lives. We should offer up our sufferings in union with Christ's sufferings to unite ourselves with Christ and be a light with Him. This is summarized in the teaching of St Therese in her little way which centers on the knowledge of self and of God and complete trust in and love of God.

For more talks from this Retreat (four talks and three homilies): https://airmaria.com/tag/st-therese-retreat-2020/

YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taW3uhqf8s4&list=PLejh_e0-LN4z6-gNFgBC47JBq4hsWvcwz

Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center - http://www.maryschildren.com/

Ave Maria!

Mass: 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday
Readings: 
1st: isa 58:7-10
Resp: psa 112:4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2nd: 1co 2:1-5
Gsp: mat 5:13-16

More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=764

 

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