A homily for the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time
1 Corinthians 2:6-10
A coach or teach pushes his pupils beyond what they thought they were capable of doing. Sometimes in words. Sometimes in action.
The Gospel from this past Sunday is Jesus' way of pushing us beyond what we think is possible. Not only does he want us to be chaste in action, he desires we be chaste in thought. Not only does he not want us to kill, he wants us never to get angry. This is tough. This is hard. This is Jesus setting the bar higher to challenge us to follow after him with our whole heart, mind, and soul.
No matter where you are in your faith journey, Jesus loves you where you are, but He loves you too much to let you stay there. Follow his lead and encouragement and become the saint you were made to be.
Fr. Patrick is a Dominican priest and the Campus Minister.