Previously Unpublished Sermon
Keep a Good Conscience
7th Sunday After Pentecost 2015
Compline, the final prayer of the Divine Office each day, reminds us that our struggle is against the devil who is the primary source of our temptations. We can overcome him by a pure intention supported by the sacraments, prayer and moral practices. We should avoid the occasions of sin like people, places and things which put obstacles in our road to heaven. For the young especially they must not imitate the ways of the world and its celebrities. Bad friends are the worst influence. Today we are also celebrating the reception of First Holy Communion. You have prepared well and now to Baptism and Penance you are adding the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Our Lord has miraculously saved many through the Sacred Host and will do so for you.