My homily for the 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, as preached during the live-streamed 9.30am Mass from Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton.
The readings proclaimed were Sirach 27:4-7; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Luke 6:39-45. Today’s Psalm is Psalm 91: “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you”.
“Rather than judging others, or even attempting to draw them to a ‘right way of life’, our Gospel today has Jesus showing us that the first step is to ‘get our own house in order’, to ensure that our heart is aligned to God and what God asks of us, before passing judgment on others or calling our their behaviours. If our heart is not aligned to God, what comes from our mouth is also not aligned to God.”