Septuagesima Sunday 2018
This talk after Mass begins with the reasons for arming the faithful against the pernicious innovations that they face today. Then the Gospel for Septuagesima Sunday is explained. The parable about the hiring of workers to go into the field is the story of how Christ through His Church seeks to save souls. First there is the invitation which is a divine power to follow Our Lord. This impulse can come at anytime in life, even at the eleventh hour. Once accepted the recipient of this grace must correspond to it and work out his salvation. Heaven is earned through cooperating with the actual graces God sends us.