October 17, 2021
Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,
Pride is inordinate self-esteem and a superior attitude to everyone else.
Sin originated with Lucifer, the Archangel thinking he was superior to God who created him, result sin comes into play. He and the Angles who sided with him go to hell and seek others to join them.
Sin for humans began when Lucifer tempted Eve to disobey God, telling her she could be as smart and powerful as God who made her. Eve believed His lie and also led Adam her
husband into sin, and guess what, sin is still here and often times a result of pride.
In the Gospel today, the Apostles, James and John sneak off to Jesus and ask that they be put ahead of the other ten apostles and that they are so great, they should have this honor.
Well, the other apostles became indignant at James and John and Jesus had to tell them, that was not acceptable in His way of life.
Jesus tells them that He did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a
ransom for many.
How many times does our pride cause us to sin and disobey God?
1. No one can tell me what to do!
2. I am better than you and so I can judge you and gossip about you!
3. I deserve things for me and you don’t!
4. You don’t deserve the things you have and I do so, I will steal your things!
5. I don’t need to help you, you must help me, for I am great!
Let us remember that people like this, unless they repent and seek God’s mercy will be with Lucifer and His friends in hell forever. Not a happy picture.
Fr. Larry Young
Pastor of St. Patrick Church