Carmelite homily for Wednesday (Easter VI), May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020 |

Carmelite Homilies are recorded by Fr. Gregory Houck, O, Carm., following the Cycle of Readings of the Common Lectionary. His preacher’s blog is found at: fathergreg.com

In today’s Gospel Jesus says, as he prays for the Apostles, ‘consecrate them in truth; your word is truth; I consecrate myself for them so that they may be consecrated in truth.”  There’s a lot of truth language here, but there needs to be because there’s a lot of lies.  Society says, ‘oh, there shouldn’t be any pain; there really is no death; do what you want as long as you don’t hurt anyone.’  There’s a lot of lies.  Advertisers!  They promise everything, just buy the product.  Truth needs to be discerned; discerned deeply.  Saint Therese writes, “I can nourish myself on nothing but truth.”  That is true – where true nourishment is.  Not in lies, not in emptiness, not in falsehood – but in truth.  But it takes a little bit to get there; it takes a lot of work to get to that food.

 

 

Gregory Houck
Fr. Gregory Houck, O.Carm., is currently on sabbatical and studying Communications and studying Spirituality at Loyola University Chicago. He has a Carmelite preachers blog at http://fathergreg.com .
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