Apr 16, 2013
Homily given at the 11:30 a.m.
Mass on Sunday, April 14, 2013, the Third Sunday of Easter, by Fr.
Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church. As St. Paul
points out in his letter to the Romans, "The love of God is poured
out into our hearts by the Holy Spirit that has been given to us."
(Rom. 5:5) It's this love, which they received when the Holy Spirit
came upon them at Pentecost, that impelled the Apostles to witness
to Jesus, even at the risk of their lives. Do we love Jesus enough
to live for Him, even to suffer for Him? Fr. Ed points to the
example of Fr. Emil Kapaun, a US Army chaplain who died as a
Prisoner of War in North Korea in 1951 and whose cause for
canonization has been introduced in the Church.
Keyword: Easter, witness,
evangelization, surrender to God, Holy Spirit, love,