My homily for the 6th 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 17:5-8; 1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20; Luke 6:17, 20-26. Today’s Psalm is Psalm 1: “Happy are those who hope in the Lord.”
“Luke’s recounting of the Beatitudes highlights the difference between following the true prophets, those who call God’s people back to right relationship with God even at the risk of death, and following the false prophets, who serve not God but the latest fashion, the latest fad, because it does not require conversion of heart. Our hope is the in the Lord, and we are called to listen to what God makes known to us, trusting solely in God’s wisdom.”