My homily for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C, as preached during the 9.30am Mass at St Mary’s Church, Dungog.
The readings proclaimed were Sirach 3:17-20, 28-29; Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24; Luke 14:1, 7-14. Today’s psalm is Psalm 67: “God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.”
“Unlike the People of Israel who were taken out of Egypt and led into the wilderness, where they wandered for forty years as strangers in a strange land, those who embark on the Christian pilgrimage of life know their final destination. And when they reach the heavenly Jerusalem, they are welcomed not as strangers but as citizens, as first-born children, who were meant to be there. Knowing the final place we are destined for makes walking the path of the Christian life a little easier.”