Sermon From The
21st Sunday after Pentecost 2014
The books of the Machabees are read in the Divine Office during this time. We are given an important instruction from the Machabees, especially during the month of November, to pray for the dead. We are fighting a seemingly impossible enemy to conquer. But we must think of God, not of ourselves, and rely on His help and the help of the good angels. We will be punished if we are hardhearted and do not forgive those who ask for mercy, or do not pray for the souls in Purgatory who are so much in need of our help.