Homilies: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B) as preached during the 5pm Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. The readings were Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8; James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.

“Holiness cannot be gained or lost by the keeping or otherwise of external actions. Holiness is a gift from God that is meant to take root in our hearts, and bring forth from within us the kind of life that honours God’s faithfulness to us.”