Homilies: 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.

The readings proclaimed were Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21. Today’s Psalm is Psalm 18: “Your words, Lord, are spirit and life.”

“‘This scripture is being fulfilled today even as you listen’, says Jesus in the synagogue in Nazara. And yet we really need to ask if that is true in our day and age. Are we proclaiming good news to the poor? Liberty to captives? Proclaiming the year of the Lord’s favour? Or are we so concerned with ensuring we don’t transgress someone’s interpretation of God’s Law? In a world in desperate need of the Good News, let’s be about the task that Jesus has given to us.”