Homily from the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

“I don’t want a tattoo. Why? Because I don’t want it etched into my body. But in Jesus Christ, He has had your name etched into His Body. Your name is etched into the nail marks on His feet. Your name is etched into the spear in His side and your name is etched into the palm of His hand. Realize this, when Christ rose from the dead, He didn’t give up His wounds. He kept them, and that keeping of those wounds is His declaration that He will never ever change His answer when it comes to loving you. … Are you willing to choose to live today like God actually loves you? Are you willing to actually make the decision today to be able to say, “I’m going to stop asking why He loves me and I’m going to start saying ‘Thank you’?”

Mass Readings from October 13, 2013:
2 Kings 5:14-17
2 Timothy 2:8-13
Luke 17:11-19