Roc Homily Part Deux – Twenty-Fourth Sunday Ordinary Time 2016

The Religious Significance of the Illusion of Righteous Anger:


  • What does this have to do with 9/11?
  1. RE: the religious significance of the illusion of righteous anger?
  2. Often fear elicits anger
  3. Anger inflates one in order to avoid feeling vulnerable
  4. Anger allows one to focus outside/blame & not look inside
  5. Seems to me that we have not been ready to look inside yet…
  6. We have not grieved the loss of the illusion of our invulnerability over the last 15 years
  7. We don’t see our need to repent from taking on ourselves the mantle of divine wrath & retribution
  8. Perhaps, when we can approach this very difficult task, we can meet the prodigal father in the very place of our impotence and fear.



  1. mary says:

    Before thought:
    Oh Brother! How the heck is he going to tie this together?

    After thought:
    Never underestimate the person who loves to dig in the deep … Never content to stay in the warm, fuzzy top soil … No, let’s crack open the hard core!
    Thanks! 😄


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