Wednesday of the Twenty-Eight Week in Ordinary Time ‘c’
Some time ago, one of the deacons in my parish had a very good homily. In it, he condemned abortion explaining how evil it is. Unfortunately, some people took offense and came to me after mass very indignant and complaining that this homily may have hurt other people’s feelings. Well, this has also happened to me on several occasions, that someone not so much didn’t like my homily, but told me that I should not touch on certain subjects. Jesus loves us all. Yes, He does. But at the same time, He is very bold, very specific when it comes to sinful actions. He is not trying to be polite, and He is not afraid of ‘hurting people’s feelings’, but He expects of us a change of heart. Just read today’s gospel: “Woe to you! Woe to you!” - “Then one of the scholars of the law said to him in reply, Teacher, by saying this you are insulting us too.” Perhaps you to felt offended hearing the truth or maybe even insulted. But remember, Jesus didn’t came to be polite or politically correct -- He came to call sinners to repentance.