HOMILY
Examination of Conscience
(According to the Principle and Foundation of the Spiritual Exercises)

Fr Rodney Kissinger, S.J.

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MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD: Am I convinced that God loves me unconditionally? Am I grateful for His gifts? Do I praise Him for them? Is the overall thrust of my life toward God an His kingdom? Do I express my love for God in prayer, attendance at Mass and the reception of the Sacraments? Do I try to grow in the knowledge, love and imitation of Jesus? Am I sensitive and responsive to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit? Am I guilty of human respect, peer pressure? Do I reverence the name of God? Do I curse, blaspheme or swear falsely?

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY NEIGHBOR: Love of the neighbor begins in the home in the family. What is my relationship with my parents, brothers and sisters, spouse and children? Am I faithful to my marriage vows? Am I guilty of fornication or adultery? Do I grant others the right to be themselves? Do I communicate openly or resort to the silent treatment? Do I express my love and affection? How much time do I spend with my children? Do I give them good example? Am I too permissive or too demanding? Do I exercise authority firmly but with love and reason?

Have I shown prejudice or discrimination to those outside my family? Do I treat others as I would have them treat me? Do I forgive those who offend me or do I harbor resentments and desire revenge? Do I accept and affirm others, or do I judge, criticize and condemn them? Have I injured anyone or ruined their reputation by rash judgments, detraction or calumny? Am I just to my employer or employees?

MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MYSELF: Do I accept, love and affirm myself as a gift of God, unique, irreplaceable and indispensable? Am I happy to be me? Do I have the courage to be me? Am I envious or jealous? Am I a perfectionist who refuses to accept the human condition? Am I using my talents and striving to reach my potential? Am I slothful? Do I have a positive self-image or an inferiority complex? Do I refuse to forgive myself even though God has forgiven me? Do I respect and care for my body, develop my mind and cultivate the spiritual?

MY USE OF THINGS: Do I love things and use people to get things? Do I use things as if I had absolute dominion and not stewardship for which I will have to give an account? Am I temperate in the use of food, drink or drugs? Do I buy what I don’t need with money I don’t have? Am I generous in sharing my material goods with those less fortunate? Have I made an idol of money, status or power? Am I an excessive consumer? Do I pollute the environment?


 










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