Gospel Reflection for September 8, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus said, “Whoever does not carry the cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14.27 Crucifixion was an excruciatingly painful and shameful form of execution, reserved for Rome’s vilest criminals and insurrectionists, cruelly calculated to deter imitators.  Jesus’ teaching to carry the cross would have shocked and rocked his listeners. Understanding that exaggerationContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for September 8, 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time”