Homily from the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
“If you want to belong to Him, what does Jesus say? ‘Anyone who wants to belong to me, they’ve got to do three things: you have to deny yourself, you have to take up your cross, and you have to follow me. If you’re not willing to do these things, you can’t be mine.’ …The call for all of us who belong to Jesus is to come and die. And if we don’t do that, then we can’t have Him. There is nothing to be afraid of. We are all called to die. We are all called to take up our cross, to deny ourselves, and to follow Him. Where do we follow Him? We follow Him to Calvary.”
Mass Readings from July 7, 2013:
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20