Homilies: 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton. Today we marked the 60th anniversary of the service of Sisters from Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor in the Newcastle area.

The readings proclaimed were 1 Samuel 26: 2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; Luke 6:27-38. Today’s Psalm is Psalm 102: “The Lord is kind and merciful”.

“In the exaggerated style of the prophets, Jesus calls us to undertake tasks that society would consider foolish. It is a reminder that our ways are God’s ways, not societies, even if society tells us we are foolish and dismisses us.”