Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time.

“Jesus doesn’t just say, “(You) Strive.” He says, “(You) Strive to enter the ‘narrow gate.'” The question is this: Am I striving for Heaven? This is Gut Check Sunday. We actually have to have a little gut check and ask the question. Those who are going to Heaven are striving. Those who are not striving are going to hell. Question. Gut check. Am I striving? Am I striving for God? Am I striving for Jesus?”

Mass Readings from August 25, 2013:
Isaiah 66:18-21
Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13
Luke 13:22-30