Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Monday 16th Week in Ordinary Time 6-18-202
Monday 15th Week in Ordinary Time 2022
Matthew 12:38-42 https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/071822.cfm
GO FOR THE GOLD.
Once a year, our parish Knights of Columbus hold a golf tournament to benefit the school. Like all tournaments, there is a prize for the first-place team. Everyone goes for the gold, first place. Some teams know they won’t make it, so thank the Lord, they play in the tournament to have fun and donate to the school. However, no one says, “I hope we come in second or third place.”
That is pretty much what the Pharisees were doing. They opted for something less than the best. Their gold was the Mosaic Law, with no exceptions. Jesus gave a few examples that He was more significant than the Law. You can’t have a personal relationship with a law, but you can with a person.
We can pat ourselves on the back if we keep all the laws. But we raise the bar when we share everything with our Lord and Savior. In good times and bad, we are always in first place with Jesus, who alone defeats every enemy, even death.
Are you settling for anything less than the Best? Talk to Jesus about it, and you are in the first place, every time.
IGNITE THE FIRE!
Fr. Rick Pilger, IC