Roc Homily (b) – Thirty-Second Sunday Ordinary Time 2016
The resistance Jesus elicited from the scribes, Pharisees, Sadducees, chief priests, & elders resembles that which he drew forth from healing demons in the early chapters of Luke = “What do you want from us, Holy One? Have you come to destroy us?”
Jesus “destroyed” by drawing out all that was wounded and hurtful… to heal.
It seems as if what we bring to the light in ourselves can be thawed out. That which remains frozen in the dark seems to lead to killing.
What have we learned about ourselves this election cycle? Does anxiety over the potential loss of turf provoke meanness, threat, and/or aggression? Bring it to the light!