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10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Originally delivered on June 11, 1989

Readings: Kings 17:17-24; Galatians 1:11-19; Luke 7:11-17

A mother leaning over the lifeless body of her child, grieving beyond measure is a powerful image reflected in today’s readings.  The challenge is for us to be one with the grieving mother such that our gried leads us to action. We see this grieving mother in so many present day injustices around the world.  If we watch carefully, this mother’s grief turns into collective anger in protest to change the structure of society.  Today’s liturgy demands that, like Paul, we must take action and raise our voices.