Do we have a home or not?: Homily for Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Readings for Today

How interesting is the contrast between the first reading, with a desire and longing to fix the ruined home, and the gospel where Jesus emphasizes he has no home? The damaged home in the first reading is the result of the sinfulness of the people. In a way, so too is the fact Jesus has no home.  That too is the result of sinfulness.  For if we had not sinned, Jesus would have no need to become one of us to save us.

Both readings emphasize the generous action of persons.  Both have a desire to make better.  In the first reading, it is the repair of the city that makes better.  In the gospel, the generous gift of Jesus to become one of us does more than rebuild.  It heals.

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