Roc Homily (1) – 14th Sunday Ordinary Time 2015
No deeds of power? Yet Jesus cured some sick… Whaaaaa? The distinction between ‘fixing’ and healing makes sense to me here…
Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time (4:30 pm Saturday)
Homily by Roc O’Connor, SJ, associate pastor of the Church of the Gesu (July 4, 2015)
[Background notion: 1 Corinthians 12:7-10 Three times I begged the Lord about this, that it might leave me, but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me…]
Mark 6:1-6 When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.