Sunday, September 8, 2013

Homily: Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Certainly on most peoples mind is the ensuing debate over US military intervention in Syria – all the while we continue to be shown the faces of the children affected by chemical weapons.  Last month we heard Jesus saying: “Do not think that I have come to establish peace on Earth - from now on households will be divided.”  Then this week Jesus tells his followers that in order to be a disciple of his, you must hate your mother, father, wife, children, brothers and sisters…and even your own life. Sounds like a great deal of hate for one weekend and what seems to be a confusing message from Christ.  Or is it?  Check it out
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