Do you think you are greater than Jesus? This seems like a question that has an obvious answer, and of course, it does. Of course we are not greater than Jesus. It is easy to see this when we consider the magnificent works of Jesus. Healings, raising from the dead, miracles are obvious signs of the divinity of Jesus. But today’s gospel puts forth another type of comparison. Namely, those who follow Jesus will face persecution precisely because Jesus did. If we seek to imitate Jesus, we simply cannot expect to be treated differently.
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Readings for Today It is very hard for me to preach on this day without considering the modern circumstances of our day as it pertains to the killing of holy innocents. It seems the death of children has reached epidemic proportions. So perhaps today’s feast of the holy innocents is not so much about events […]