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The Sixth Day of Christmas


The Gift of Redemption

To believe is not ultimately to wrap your brain around some existential concept. To believe is to embrace something with your heart, as if your life depended on it. Get out of the confusions of your head and go deeper into your heart.



  1. Fr Roger Marsh on December 31, 2017 at 13:08

    Many years ago I remember being shocked by an elderly priest telling me that he now believed more and more about less and less. Now that I am much older, and hopefully wiser, I know exactly what he meant. Many of the things we thought important as young clergy no longer matter and many of them actually obscured the Gospel. Thank you for reminding me of this in your sermon Brother, for it made very clear what we need to believe and how to believe it, in order that we might better love God and ourselves, that we might better love others in the service of He who is love itself.

  2. Jonathan on January 1, 2013 at 01:44

    I like it, although the text given is incomplete without the bit that comes next in the sermon, the bit about conforming our life to love.

    Faith is lived much more than thought, but that seems like something folks often forget, especially if they aren’t much involved in the church.

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