Father Adrian’s homily for this Sunday
Homily for Mass – Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year A)
(Saint John Fisher Church, Tarragindi: Sunday 9:00am;
Mary Immaculate Church, Annerley: Sunday 5:00pm)
7 September 2014
(Readings: Ez 33:7-9; Ps 94; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20)
Over the years, campaigns to stop drink driving have reminded us of our responsibility towards others. “Friends don’t let friends drink and drive,” and such like. If we truly are friends with someone, then we have a responsibility towards them.
Christians have a responsibility towards others as well. And each of our readings today reminds us of that responsibility. We could summarize those responsibilities as the responsibility to speak, to respect, and to heal.
In the first reading we hear of the responsibility to speak. The prophet Ezekiel speaks of being appointed by the Lord as “sentry to the House of Israel.” The role of a sentry, or watchman, was to warn of danger…
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