St. John the Baptist gives good example to the Church of what it means to call others to repent. Did you know that was your vocation as a baptized Christian? How awkward will that be? Nonetheless, it is a task wrapped up in faith, hope, and love.
As we enter into the season of Advent we call to mind that the first part of this season draws our attention to the 4 Last Things. How do we look towards our Final Judgment with Hope rather than Presumption or Despair?
This homily is similar to the previous with a few differences.
When we see the sacrifice of the martyrs and we look at the Church in the west, we might find ourselves embarrassed. Whats at the root of their faith that makes them so strong? Its a relationship with God that isn't mechanical.
Jesus, in the Gospel today, speaks about how the children of light seem to be less zealous than those of "this age" who are intentional and disciplined in their own mission. Jesus commends, not the dishonesty of the mission, but rather the devotion and zeal associated with their work, and wishes that the Children of Light, who have the Gospel would be even more inclined to be zealous for the Mission
Whose Role is it to evangelize? What does it mean to be a Christian and a Disciple? What will happen to us if we choose not to share the faith?