8th Sunday after Pentecost 2017
The Introit for this Mass speaks of the beautiful temple which was a faint image of the church wherein Our Lord is present. Yet God loves us and not just a building. He is our Father and loves us like that. Prayer enables us to feel God’s presence in our lives and make us long for our home in heaven. Sin is the horrific obstacle which can block that path and defile us. More is expected of us than the pagans because greater love is demanded of us because we have received greater gifts.