God Judges Hearts and Actions – Jun 18 – Homily – Fr John Lawrence

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Fr John Lawrence gives the homily at Bloomington, IN, on Jun 18, 2024, on the importance of following God's will, condemning sin in our hearts, and loving our enemies as God loves us.

Naboth refused to sell his vineyard to King Ahab because it was his family's inheritance from God. Jezebel had Naboth killed so Ahab could take the vineyard. God sent Elijah to condemn Ahab, showing that God judges the heart and not just actions. Ahab sold himself to sin, especially through his marriage to Jezebel. The Gospel calls us to love our enemies, pray for them, and seek their conversion, just as God does.

00:00 - Jezebel's Plot for Naboth
00:16 - Ahab's Desire for Vineyard
01:13 - Jezebel's Ruthless Scheme
02:06 - Naboth's Martyrdom
02:25 - Elijah Confronts Ahab
03:19 - Consent to Evil
04:00 - Modern Examples of Murder
04:47 - Ahab's Ultimate Punishment
05:11 - Ahab's Slavery to Sin
06:52 - Hope for Mercy

Ave Maria!

Mass: Tuesday 11th Week of Ordinary Time - Wkdy
Readings:  - http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061824.cfm
1st: 1ki 21:17-29
Resp: psa 51:3-6, 11, 16
Gsp: mat 5:43-48

More on the Readings: https://airmaria.com/r?m=1626

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