Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 4, 2021
St. Patrick Cathedral
Fort Worth, Texas

Ezekiel 2:2-5
Psalm 123:1-2, 2, 3-4
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Mark 6:1-6

In the first reading, God sends Ezekiel to prophesy to a rebellious people to announce God’s displeasure with the Israelites who rejected Him and His desires for them and instead follow their own desires and designs of selfishness. Pride is their downfall, yet Paul, in the second reading, recognizes his own pride as a weakness that opens him to God. Because of this recognition, he can let go of his pride so that the power of God can work through him.

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