Previously Unpublished Sermon
Humility Makes Us Happy
Sermon From The
24th Sunday after Pentecost 2013
A Catholic should never be sad, despite his troubles. We see the example of the Little Flower, who died a painful death, at the age of twenty-four, yet she died laughing. It is pride that makes us sad, and humility which makes us happy. The Epistle tells us to forgive friends and enemies alike. We forgive and ask for forgiveness. Comparing our lives to those of our neighbor will impede our progress, while comparing them to the lives of the saints will make us saints. Prayer, rather than argument, is the most effective way of converting our neighbor.