Life on the Chrism Trail

Homily for the Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

World Marriage Sunday

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

Jeremiah 17:5-8
Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4, 6
1 Corinthians 15:12, 16-20
Luke 5:17, 20-26

Last week in Luke’s Gospel, we listened to Jesus’ call of Peter and the sons of Zebedee to follow Him.  This week, we listen to Jesus’ further instructions for discipleship in which He cautions us that prestige, power, and complacency can prompt us to lose our way with Him.  To be a disciple of Jesus involves our dying to these selfish preoccupations so that the life of Jesus can exist in us that we might rise with Him from the dead in the last days. 

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