Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 13, 2021
St. Patrick Cathedral
Fort Worth, Texas

Ezekiel 17:22-24
Psalm 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16
2 Corinthians 5:6-10
Mark 4:26-34

Saint Paul tells us that while on this earth, we walk by faith and not by sight.聽 The gift of the theological virtue of faith enables us to see the things of this world as gifts of a loving God and not just human productions.聽 If we just look at the events of our lives with human eyes we see isolated situations, accidental encounters, and things happening without a reason.聽 But when we look at the events of our lives with the eyes of faith, the things that happen to us and the people we encounter are not just by accident but are the designs of a wise God.聽

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