Homilies: 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.

The readings proclaimed were Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 12:31 – 13:13; Luke 4:21-30. Today’s Psalm is Psalm 70: “I will sing of your salvation.”

“The mission of Jesus is not simply to those who are expecting the Messiah, the Promised One of the Lord, but also – and perhaps necessarily so – to those who have not encountered that promise. We, too, are not able to restrict our proclamation of the Good News of Jesus only to those who we wish to proclaim it; our task is to proclaim the Reign of God to the whole world.”