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CathPresbyter
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We Must Lay Aside What Distracts Us From God. Today the Lord calls a person to give up all he has to follow the LORD. We can learn from this lesson, that though the Evangelical Councils may not be …More
We Must Lay Aside What Distracts Us From God.

Today the Lord calls a person to give up all he has to follow the LORD. We can learn from this lesson, that though the Evangelical Councils may not be for us, we too must set aside what interferes with our relationship with God
CathPresbyter
Actually my problem with notes is not that, familiarity with them helps little. Dyslexia is dyslexia. The only way to become more familiar is to memorize and I did public speaking, and it can always be caught.

This is why I rarely read. I usually use impromptu, or I use note cards, but when the issue I think is so important that I need to not omit one particular distinction (So people don't …More
Actually my problem with notes is not that, familiarity with them helps little. Dyslexia is dyslexia. The only way to become more familiar is to memorize and I did public speaking, and it can always be caught.

This is why I rarely read. I usually use impromptu, or I use note cards, but when the issue I think is so important that I need to not omit one particular distinction (So people don't misunderstand) I write it. And I try to do it in 16 point, and sense lines so as to keep to it less reference.

Jesus did use parables to teach a mystery. He used it to explain analogical predication. So I use stories, but not to entertain people as I mentioned before too many years of dumbing down homilies to simple formulas has left a generation of Catholics whose teeth break on doctrine.
They have been theologically retarded by liberalism. Too much Mr. Rogers and Dr. Seuss from the pulpit. I am a reaction to all that. My sermons are specifically designed to not be the useless junk that bad preachers like Walter Burkheart does. He is too much into technique, and as I told Sr. Honora when she showed us one of his sermon. If he was excited I wish he had told his face.

The liberal protties love him, why because they have been all technique, and no substance for the last 100 years. A salvation by social justice catholicism is all you get from that in time. So I break the rules, because I will not be constricted by them. Mores broken bring attention because it is different.

A person recently commented to me privately that I needed greater fluctuation in my voice in a sermon. The people in my parish had told me no more than a week before, they wanted less, it was harder on their hearing aids. lol
Holy Cannoli
Good but no cigar.

Become better familiar with your message and you will not need to rely so heavily on your notes. It's distracting. Give anecdotes/parables from your own life experience or the experience of the saints to reinforce your message. Personal stories are easy to remember; generalizations are not. Didn't Christ use parables when He spoke?

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