Sunday, September 4, 2022 — Word on Fire

This reading is a striking one. But it sure gets our attention, doesn’t it. Bishop Barron and other priests along the way have reminded us that Jesus was a Jewish man, steeped in Jewish ways and figures of speech and speaking. The image helps when I think of him looking right at me and challenging me with just a hint of a smile, then saying, ‘Love Me first. I’ll show you how to do the rest the right way.’

Bishop Robert Barron Friends, in our Gospel today, the Lord offers one of the greatest, most “slap you in the face” challenges he ever offered. “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother . . . and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.” There is the great spiritual principle that undergirds the entire…

Sunday, September 4, 2022 — Word on Fire

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