Homily from the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time.

“Jesus is laying it down here and He says, “You can have Me as one of your buddies, you can travel with Me. But if you want to be my disciple, then you have to love Me more. You have to want it, you have to want Me more.’ The question is, ‘Well, more than what?’ The answer: more than anything. But especially more than whatever is Jesus’ chief rival for your heart. That’s the question I want to ask all of us tonight: what is Jesus’ chief rival for my heart tonight? …Are we willing to do something about it? Even if it means we have to struggle?”

Mass Readings from September 8, 2013:
Wisdom 9:13-18B
Philemon 9-10, 12-17
Luke 14:25-33