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October 08, 2013

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Victor

Hi Deacon Dan,

I like to believe that most of us humans, whether we be Christians or not want to help this world out but without GOD (Good Old Dad) helping U>S (usual sinners), how can we manage this? Most of us don't even have the faith of a mustard seed to begin with nowadays so when "IT" come to understanding and/or even believing in what Jesus Christ thought us, most don't believe because of The Devil who still lives backward and is very popular nowadays.

Would you not agree that we can mostly find this mustard seed of God by listening to His Voice in prayer and by practicing what we preach? Would you not also agree that receiving The Body and Blood of Christ is an excellent way of improving The LOVE of this faith mustard seed when we eventually find "IT"?

God Bless

Deacon Dan

Victor,

I think if I were to give the homily again I would emphasize the need to go above and beyond what is required of us. Interestingly Jesus used an economic analogy to make his point. When we do only that which is required of us by the law (keeping the commandments, etc.), we have failed to make a profit. What's required is to go above and beyond expectations and for our efforts to yield a return. Clearly "doing" is connected to the increase of faith. More than to pray and listen, which are good in themselves, we are to go into the world and make a difference that yields a return. If it is evil that concerns us, our proper response is to fill the void with good at every opportunity, never missing a chance.

Thanks for commenting. Have a blessed Sunday.

Dan

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