Homilies: 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

My homily for the 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, as preached during the 9.30am Mass at St Mary’s Church, Dungog.

The readings proclaimed were Genesis 18:20-32; Colossians 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13. Today’s psalm is Psalm 137: “Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.”

“At the very heart of Christian prayer, of the priestly prayer of the priestly people of God, is a prayer not for what I want or think I need, but rather to align the hearts of the Christian community to the agenda of God for humanity and the world…and most importantly to not get in the way of the coming of God’s kingdom.”