This past Sunday Fr. John spoke about humility based on the readings of the day. He exhorted everyone to not loose their peace when faced with difficulties. Worry means we don’t trust in God and therefore demonstrates a lack of humility.
Fr. John speaks about the narrow gate being the Catholic Church and our effort to learn (discipline) her Truth so as to be able to enter through that gate. That the discipline we need is to know her teaching, accept her teaching and to witness to it.
Fr. John uses the words of Presidents John Adams, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln as well as on a promise from God while offering a proposal to the parish community of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Fr. John points out that this nation was founded on something much more than human knowledge and wisdom, and proposes that for the remainder of the calendar year we fast each Wednesday as a parish family, gather to pray the rosary at 6 PM in the church, and then break the fast with reception of the Holy Eucharist during the evening Mass.