Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Sunday Sermon, September 9 -- St James the Less, The Example of an Holy Bishop (Father Ryan Erlenbush, Corpus Christi Parish)

St James the Less, the brother of the Lord (i.e. the cousin of Jesus by way of St Joseph, and a more distant relative through Mary also), lived a life of prayer and penance. He prayed so much on his knees, that they were as callused as a camel's hoof. His whole life was spent in fasting and penance - never eating meat or drinking wine, he lived a perpetual Lent.

Additionally, in his Letter, St James exhorts us to charity in speech, patience, and love of the poor. St James is an example of the authentic Christian witness to which all bishops (indeed, all the faithful) are called.  If we live lives of prayer and penance, marked by charity and love for the poor, the world will be converted!

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