Homilies: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

My homily for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B, as preached during the 5.30pm Saturday evening Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.

The readings proclaimed were Deuteronomy 6:2-6; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 12:28-34.

“The response of Jesus to the scribe’s question was both entirely orthodox and completely radical. To truly understand its significance requires attention to more than the words Jesus says in this particular encounter. It also requires attention to the way in which Jesus had acted, and to what he had preached during his entire public ministry.”