The Way, The Truth and Light!

3 Sep 2017 by SHRCChurch, Comments Off on The Way, The Truth and Light!

If ever there is a clear and coordinated message in the Sunday Scripture readings, it is today! In the first, the great prophet Jeremiah laments that what God has called him to do is anything but enjoyable from a merely human point of view (preach a message to his friends and contemporaries which they vehemently don’t want to hear, and react accordingly). Yet, because he truly loves the Lord, he cannot resist doing what the Lord desires.

In the second reading, brief as it is, the challenge: “Do not conform yourselves to this age” remains the challenge for all ages, and for anyone with a conscience, especially ours.

In the Gospel, Jesus presents the classic expression of the challenge: “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me… What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life.”

To try to put it in contemporary terms, if we truly love Christ, and therefore trust him, we cannot go with the flow of our contemporary culture/age. Even if we have to risk alienating those close to us, as did Jeremiah, we must stoutheartedly remain true to our vocation to be Christ, the way the truth and light to our world, whatever the momentary cost.

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