Friday, August 30, 2013

Bishop Brendan Leahy - 'Live your faith 24/7, Believing in Jesus is not just about going to Mass'

Bishop Brendan Leahy in his homily recently at St. Munchin's College, Limerick said the following;

I put it to you that to really believe in Jesus means at least four things:

*Be radical. Take the Gospel, read it and put Jesus’ words into practice. You’ll see it makes a difference.

*Make good friends. It’s what Jesus did. Together with your friends, work on projects that build up this world according to the Golden Rule that the Gospel gives: “treat others as you would like them to treat you”.

*Live your faith 24/7. Believing in Jesus is not just about going to Mass – though that is really important because that’s a key moment when you meet Jesus. It’s not about saying prayers, though that’s important – look at Donncha O’Callaghan saying his prayers before and after matches! Living your faith 24/7 means bringing the Gospel vision into all aspects of your life – from the way you use money to the way you go about relationships, from the way you use facebook to the way you study.

*Recognise that following Jesus means knowing how to take up your own personal cross in life and transform suffering into love.

Above a section from his homily, for full homily go here:

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