Monday 15th Week in Ordinary Time 2022

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Monday 15th Week in Ordinary Time 6-11-2021
Monday 15th Week in Ordinary Time 2022
Luke 10:34-11:1


We think nothing of a man and a woman falling in love and living the rest of their life together in the sacramental bond of marriage. Couples spend much time and expense preparing for the wedding day, and mom and dad go out of their way to make the day the most important event of their child’s life. And without a doubt, the bride and groom love each other in a different way than they do their parents and family. It is a unique love. We think nothing of the fact that they love each other more than their families, and they abandon their families and form their households. Marriage is a fact of life.

Jesus is demanding from his disciples a greater commitment to Him than man and wife commit to each other. Jesus demands nothing more from us than what he willingly embraced by becoming a man.

I remember reading years ago in Those Mysterious Priests by Archbishop Fulton Sheen that for God to become a man would be like a man becoming a hound dog. You have the intelligence of a man but cannot speak. You can scan the sky’s stars, but you have your nose to the ground.

If human beings are worth so much for Jesus to give up so much for us and our happiness, how much are we willing to surrender to have His divine sacrificial love flowing through our veins? Jesus demands a lot from us, but the dividends are eternally worth it.

A mother endures excruciating pain when she gives birth to her child. However, she forgets her pain when she beholds her child in her arms.


Fr. Rick Pilger, IC

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