Homily from the 3rd Sunday in Lent. St. Paul calls the Corinthians to learn from the example of the Israelites. Even though ALL of them received abundant graces from the Lord, MOST were not found to be pleasing to him and so were not granted entrance into the Promised Land. In the same way, the Corinthians have been given an abundance of grace in Jesus Christ, yet many of them are living in two worlds: the world of Christianity and the world of paganism. This cannot be so. Neither can it be so for us. We must put aside our double life and living completely for the Gospel.