Jesus Wants the Sacrifice of Mercy – Mar 18 – Homily – Fr John Lawrence

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Fr John Lawrence gives the homily at Bloomington, IN, on Mar 18, 2023, on how Jesus wants mercy from us, not sacrifice. True sacrifice is a humble, contrite, and merciful heart.


Based on the Parable of Publican and the Pharisee, the Publican was justified, not the Pharisee

Only by the grace of God can we do anything pleasing to God

We need to give credit to God, all is a gift from him, and must give thanks

Pharisee gave thanks, but he did not have humility and love in regard to his neighbor

St. Paul, the one who judges me, is the Lord

Sinners can repent and become more humble and pleasing to God.

Seek healing when in front of God, not boasting of his merits and disparaging others.

Ave Maria!

Mass: Saturday 3rd Week of Lent - Wkdy
Readings:  -
1st: hos 6:1-6
Resp: psa 51:3-4, 18-21
Gsp: luk 18:9-14

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