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2017 SERMON ARCHIVE

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2017

Sermons by Fr. Rodríguez in English

This World is Imperfect

What is the goal of your life? What is your goal each day and of every decision? For many people, although they may not admit it, it is pleasure or success. This is natural since we all prefer to avoid failure and that which is painful. We prefer achieving great success and that which is pleasant because it makes us feel more complete. Yet we forget that life in this world is imperfect. Pain and failure are inevitable. Our self-love and desire for self-dependence will never fulfill us, and left unchecked, lead to much greater misery. As Christians, we must realize that God often allows us to suffer evil, pains and failures to help us see our own incompletion and weakness, so that we turn to Him alone. Only He can make us perfect. Religious life is exemplary in this manner, for the religious does not seek completion from this world, but always keeps his gaze upon life after death. If we don’t embrace the imperfections of this life, we can’t attain the perfection which God desires to give us.

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Given by Fr. Jeremias, November 5, 2017 (-.)

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This World is Imperfect

What is the goal of your life? What is your goal each day and of every decision? For many people, although they may not admit it, it is pleasure or success. This is natural since we all prefer to avoid failure and that which is painful. We prefer achieving great success and that which is pleasant because it makes us feel more complete. Yet we forget that life in this world is imperfect. Pain and failure are inevitable. Our self-love and desire for self-dependence will never fulfill us, and left unchecked, lead to much greater misery. As Christians, we must realize that God often allows us to suffer evil, pains and failures to help us see our own incompletion and weakness, so that we turn to Him alone. Only He can make us perfect. Religious life is exemplary in this manner, for the religious does not seek completion from this world, but always keeps his gaze upon life after death. If we don’t embrace the imperfections of this life, we can’t attain the perfection which God desires to give us.

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Given by Fr. Jeremias, November 5, 2017 (-.)