Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Sermon on the Morrow 

I am preaching at Mass tomorrow morning at St. Luke's and the anger which I referenced in my previous posting has come out in my sermon. I feel like I just preached a hell of a sermon; my first ever that approaches true fire and brimstone. But I preached it to myself. I pray that tomorrow it comes out even stronger, when I am sharing the anger of my heart and spirit with my brothers and sisters. If it is of God, it will.



I got some good advice from an old priest once. He said, "Never preach when you're angry, your anger (one way or another) will always become an obstacle to grace."
I really don't know how that can be avoided sometimes, but I offer it to you for what it's worth.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:16 PM  

I think that is definitely true is you're angry *at* the people you are preaching to... but a little fire and brimstone anger on behalf of others is different, IMHO - there, I think that maybe the caution is not to vent your anger but rather let it motivate. Anger is a great motivator, and not a sin to have... "Be angry, but do not sin."

In short: Go Ryan Go!

By Blogger Susie, at 3:21 PM  

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