FR. GERALD MUSA HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II (1)







FR. GERALD MUSA HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY OF THE 19TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II

THEME: CROSS AND GLORY

BY: FR GERALD M. MUSA

HOMILY FOR WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10 2022

 

Feast of St. Lawrence

Glory is attractive, but the cross is repulsive; we love glory, but we often reject the narrow and thorny ways that lead to glory. Thomas á Kempis’ in his book, The Imitation of Christ says: “Jesus has many who love his kingdom in heaven, but few who bear his cross. He has many who desire comfort, but few who desire suffering. He finds many to share his feast, but few his fasting. All desire to rejoice with him, but few are willing to suffer for his sake. Many follow Jesus to the breaking of bread, but few to the drinking of the cup of his passion. Many admire his miracles, but few follow him in the humiliation of the cross.” In the Gospel, Jesus speaks about a new life springing from death: “Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single grain, but if it dies it produces much fruit” (John 12:24). We crave for glory while we like to avoid any form of suffering that accompanies glory; we want omelet and we are unwilling to break an egg; we want a full life and we are not ready to take risks; we want the crown, but we are unwilling to take the cross. St. Lawrence, whom we celebrate today, laid down his life for the sake of Christ. Can we also lay down our lives to serve those who live in abject poverty?

JOHN 12:24-26

Feast of St. Lawrence

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