Homilies: 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C) as preached during the 9.30am Mass in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton, and featuring the musical skills of Dr Anne Millard, the Cathedral’s Director of Music.

The readings proclaimed were Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10; Hebrews 12:1-4; Luke 12:49-53.

“The dissonance in today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus did not come to proclaim a nice comfortable message, but rather to proclaim the Kingdom of God. Preaching the Kingdom is not without difficulty or discord, but to be authentic in our discipleship requires us to proclaim the Kingdom and work for its advent as best we can even in the face of discord and turmoil.”