Homily from the Fifth Sunday of Lent.
“Whenever we take a good thing and make it the ultimate thing, we enslave ourselves. And we have to obey the #1 commandment of every one of these false gods, every one of these counterfeit gods, every one of these idols. The #1 commandment is this: ‘Thou shalt perform.’ No matter what it is. To get money? Perform. To get success? Perform. To have a good reputation, you have to act a certain way. ‘Thou shalt perform.’ …The reality is this: our main problem with idols is that we think that we need them.”
Mass Readings from March 17, 2013: