Center of Our Love

First Reading: Wisdom 9:13-18b
Responsory Psalm: 90: 3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14-17
Second Reading: Philemon 1:9-10, 12-17
Gospel: Luke 14:25-33



This Sunday's Gospel has challenging language: Christ tells those who were following him - and us - that unless we "hate" "father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life," we cannot be his disciples.  What are to make of this strong language?



This homily was given at the 10:00 am Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, where Br. Thomas More will be ministering as a deacon during his final year of initial formation.