Patience: 1st Mark of Charity – Jan 04 – Homily – Fr Terrance
Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN on Jan 04, 2022, where he starts a series on the marks of charity with the 1st Mark is patience and how it relates to suffering, mercy and sanctity.
Patience is a commanded act where the will has an influence on doing this.
Can be patient without Charity but can not be charitable without patient. The more charitable you are the more patience.
Holiness requires: a little science (knowledge), wisdom, prudence and an ocean of patience
Patience from patire, to suffer. It is a willingness to suffer. Patient do not offer evil for evil. Mercy of the saints.
Patience comes from God. God is patient and merciful hope that we convert.
Impatience is a refusal to embrace the crosses that God gives.
Not stoic or insensible
From Imitation of Christ:
Progress in spiritual life is not in the consolations
Put up with the defects of others
Put up with what we can not change in our selves and others
Patience with difficulties more pleasing to God than consolations at times of comfort.
More from this series, Marks of Charity:
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Marks of Charity are from 1 Cor 13 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/1corinthians/13
Mass: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Mem
Readings: Wkdays before Epiphany - Jan 4 - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/010422.cfm
1st: 1jo 3:7-10
Resp: psa 98:1, 7-8, 9
Gsp: joh 1:35-42
More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=1338&r=1316
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