Homilies by Fr. Mark Goring, CC (Page 5)

Suffering is not Meaningless

As Christians, we need a Christian understanding of suffering. Suffering is not meaningless. Our Lord Jesus Christ suffered himself. He is the model. He is the one we follow. Like Jesus, we too will have our passion and death according to the Father’s will for our lives. This is part of being united to Christ. We suffer. We embrace our cross to the end. We need to be looking to the Lord. We all suffer. We all have to pass…

Catch the Holy Spirit

We can’t do anything in the spiritual realm without the grace and Spirit of God.  We need to catch what the Holy Spirit is doing in our midst. We need to allow the Lord to enkindle in us the fire of his love. We need to share the Holy Spirit with others.  The Lord is giving us a special grace of conversion and preparation so that we can share the fire with others. Let’s pray for that grace this lenten…