Early morning, Fam…
So, at church yesterday, we had the readings like usual, then, the gospel. Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we agree, other times we don’t. After the gospel, comes the homily that’s supposed to explain the gospel message.
THEN, there’s the commercials.
These’re the homilies that are essentially Mon Signor telling us why we need to give the church money under the guise of sacrificing. He’ll even go further by telling us why we could give more than we already are. Of course, he makes our gifts feel more like an obligation, which is still a sacrifice, but now it feels coerced instead of a gift. Hmmm.
Let me get this right, you’re going to give me a backhanded welcome for the gift I put in the collection basket while suggesting I give more? I THOUGHT gifting was something you did because you WANTED to, NOT because we’re told it’s not so veiled “expected”? Hmmm.
This is the whole homily.
Most good people’ll naturally give, because well, they’re good people, not because they’re directed to under the guise of being Godly.
Just my thoughts.
Be good to each other.