God: Fearful or Trustworthy?

“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me is not worthy of me.”  Many of us trust God somewhat: we let Him into our lives, but only so far.  Perhaps we’re afraid we’ll realize that we must change our lives – ourselves – as we grow closer to Him, and we’re not up to the task.  However, nothing and no one else can fill a void within ourselves: this void can be filled by trusting God alone.


Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Year A


First Reading: 2 Kings 4:8-11, 14-16a

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19

Second Reading: Romans 6:3-4, 8-11

Gospel: Matthew 10:37-42


This homily was given at the 7:00 am Sunday Mass at St. Patrick Cathedral in El Paso, Texas, where Fr. Thomas More attended Mass as a child and teenager.