GOD FIRST: A CALL TO FOLLOW JESUS
Great crowds did not impress Jesus. Opinion polls would not interest him. Truth and morality are too serious to be left to the swings and sways of passing fashion and public opinion.
The only majority vote in the gospel asked for the release of Barabbas and condemnation of Jesus. ‘The reasoning’s of mortals are unsure and our intentions unstable’. The Gospel of Jesus is a solid rock to build on. And it has the stability of Jesus who is the same yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13: 5-9).
Take the cross out of Christianity and what have you got? A la carte picking or rejecting from Christ’s message; inability to see a meaning in suffering; no backbone in times of trial; selfish using of God for the personal feel-good factor. Carrying one’s cross may even entail the plans of leaving family.
Wishing all Parishioners & Friends Happy and Blessed Sunday! Fr Francis, MSP