13th Sunday After Pentecost 2022
In the collect of this Mass we beg for an increase of the three theological virtues. If we do not believe, we cannot be saved. This is why we must be continually taught the catechism. We see that the lepers of the Gospel were cured because of their faith and trusting hope in divine providence. If we are not thankful for the many gifts we have been given, God may withdraw His grace in the future. Those graces that are rejected by us will be offered to another, so the gifts of God must never be taken lightly.