The Call to Persevere – Nov 23 – Homily – Fr Terrance

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Fr Terrance gives the homily at Bloomington, IN, on Nov 23, 2022, on how perseverance in our faith is key to our spiritual life in order to grow in holiness, love, and to be saved.

Luk 21: 19 -

Perseverance means we must be serious about finishing the work we started

sign of holiness and love

Spiritual perseverance will lead to being glorified by angels in heaven

Mark 13: 13 those who persevere through trials will be saved -

The seed that lands on rich soil, bearing fruit through perseverance - Luk 8: 15 -

Acts exhorts to persevere in faith in the midst of hardships Acts 14: 22 -

Rom 12: 12 persevere in prayer -

2 Tim 2: 12 -

Need to cooperate with grace, not faith alone faith and works to perseverance

Perseverance killers

discouragement, avoid things that discourage,

pray for those who are discouraged, encourage others, and do not discourage

1 Thes 5: 11 -

Perseverance is key

Ave Maria!

Mass: St. Clement I - Opt Mem
Readings: Wednesday in the 34th Week in Ordinary Time -
1st: rev 15:1-4
Resp: psa 98:1-3, 7-9
Gsp: luk 21:12-19

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