Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Sermons

The theme of this Sunday is one of the most difficult: our obligation to correct others. Here are the audio links of my sermons:

 

 AUDIO LINK TO SERMON IN CHINESE

AUDIO LINK TO SERMON IN ENGLISH

 

A reminder that you can find these sermons & my older ones and other talks from this web-site:

LINK TO MY SITE

 

Today, I paraphrased or used some quotations of the Church Fathers, here are the exact quotations:

"One who does harm more easily accepts correction from the one who suffers it, since he sees him seeking his own welfare and not revenge; this is especially true if he alone offers the correction." --- S. Chrysostom

"Let benevolence rather than severity motivate the correctior; let there be more of exhortation than of fussiness; more of charity than of power." --- S. Leo

"The heathens themselves we do not reckon in the number of the brethren, but still we always seek their salvation." --- S. Augustine

"As in music, unless there be harmony and concord among the voices, the hearer is not gratified. So it is with the Church; unless there be agreement, God does not delight in it, nor listen to the voices [of her members]." --- Origen

"We may also understand this spiritually; where out spirit, soul, and body are in agreement, and have not within them conflicting wills, they shall obtain from the Father every thing they shall ask; for none can doubt that that demand is for good things, where the body wills the same thing as the spirit." --- S. Jerome

Today the Chinese Mass is changed to 3 pm at Corpus Christi, so that I can start saying 5  pm Mass @ St. Pat for the 1sr time. I have been looking forward to this, because, there are many youth who attend the St. Pat 5 pm Mass. The English recording of my sermon is taken from the 5 pm Mass.

 

3 pm Mass at CC....

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Snacks after Chinese Mass.....

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5 pm Mass @ St. Pat.....

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Life Teen leaders' meeting after 5 pm Mass....

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