Monday 13th Week in Ordinary Time 2022

Fr. Rick’s Two Minute Homily for Monday 13th Week in Ordinary Time 06-27-2022
Monday 13th Week in Ordinary Time 2022
Matthew 8:18-22


Interruptions can be nerve-racking the moment they happen. We are right in the middle of something important, something comes up, and we must drop everything. Parents with small children know this so well. So do pastors.

Most of our interruptions are not life-changing like the man in today’s Gospel. Jesus asked him to leave everything and follow him. Of course, he wanted to bury his father, which meant that he must take care of his father until he died, a sacred duty for any son. Who knows how many years that could take.

But what about the plans Jesus has for his salvation and the people whom Jesus would minister through this man? Please, God, those plans didn’t go to waste. When that phone or doorbell rings, think of Jesus asking us to do something for someone that no one else can do. It is genuinely a graced moment.

We can start our day with a sense of openness to this grace – “Here is my plan, Lord Jesus, for the day. Now, what is yours?” This openness and readiness to do the Lord’s bidding free up our hearts and anxiety.

It opens the floodgates of God’s love and power to work through us, no matter how significant or insignificant the interruption may be. And should we have a moment of frustration at the time of the interruption, offer it up gracefully for what the Lord would have us do.


Fr. Rick Pilger, IC

Fr. Rick Pilger, I.C.


Blessed Sacrament Church

11565 66th Ave. N.

Seminole, FL 33772




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