Honorable Mentions: Light is about…, March 29, 2020

Honorable Mentions: Light is about…, March 29, 2020

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon.  Sermon delivered by Pastor Bryan Hackett. 

Bible References:

Philippians 12:7; 1 Corinthians 15:14; John 19:25; Matthew 28:10; Ephesians 5:8-14; John 9.


“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.”–Rick Warren,  A Purpose Driven Life


Here is Richard Rohr’s devotion for the Second Scrutiny: “Light is About Seeing Correctly.”  The link includes a list of the major themes identified by Fr. Rohr in the story of John 9.  https://blog.franciscanmedia.org/franciscan-spirit/lent-with-richard-rohr-light-is-about-seeing-correctly

Other Topics:

The ‘Scrutinies’ are a Catholic ritual for those awaiting baptism.–The scrutinies, which are solemnly celebrated on Sundays and are reinforced by an exorcism, are rites for self-searching and repentance and have above all a spiritual purpose.  The scrutinies are meant to uncover, and then heal all that is weak, defective, or sinful in the hearts of the elect; to bring out, then strengthen all that is upright, strong, and good.  For the scrutinies are celebrated in order to deliver the elect from the power of sin and Satan, to protect them against temptation, and to give them strength in Christ, who is the way, the truth, and the life.  These rites, therefore, should complete the conversion of the elect and deepen their resolve to hold fast to Christ and to carry out their decision to love God above all.



Discerner of hearts,

you look beneath our outward appearance

and see your image in each of us. 

Banish in us the blindness that prevents us from recognizing truth,

so we may see the world through your eyes

and with the compassion of Jesus Christ who redeems us.


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