Oct 3, 2012
Homily given at the 4:30 p.m.
Mass on Saturday, September 22, 2012, the 25th Sunday in Ordinary
Time, by Fr. Ed Fride, Pastor, Christ the King Catholic Church.
This weekend's readings all remind us that we should not try to
live the Christian life alone. Without Jesus, we naturally tend
toward the seven deadly sins, especially pride, envy, and lust.
With Jesus and the power of the
Holy Spirit, we can be charitable in the face of opposition and
imitate His example, persevering in following Him. As an example of
persevering in the Lord, Fr. Ed cited John and Nancy McKeone, a
parish couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary, who
renewed their wedding vows at this Mass.
Key words: perseverance, trust,