14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Originally delivered on July 4, 1993

Readings: Zechariah 9:9-10;  Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30

What does it mean to be a citizen of God’s Kingdom?  From the fist reading of Zechariah, we hear that God would put an end to war, jealousy, and human competition. In the second reading, Paul reminds the Romans and us today, that we must walk in the spirit. In the Gospel, Jesus tells us to learn from Him just as children learn.  That is, we are to be gentle and humble of heart.  We are challenged to reflect on how capital punishment fits with our being citizens of God’s Kingdom. If we really believe in the unconditional, all-embracing forgiveness of Jesus, we cannot harbor vindictive, hostile dispositions toward anyone. Let us all learn from Jesus and forgive others. Only in this way, will be truly free, in the way that Jesus talks about freedom, and find rest in our hearts.

One thought on “14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

    Ron Cavanagh said:
    July 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    thank you

    second this AM (first on the prophets)

    I knew Father Jim (and the other HG Fathers) in Newport

    RC

    On Sun, Jul 9, 2017 at 7:14 AM, FatherHealy.com wrote:

    > Frank Finamore posted: “Originally delivered on July 4, 1993 Readings: > Zechariah 9:9-10; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30 What does it mean to > be a citizen of God’s Kingdom? From the fist reading of Zechariah, we hear > that God would put an end to war, jealousy, and hu” >

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