Friends, I am admittedly a bit reluctant to talk about the topic of our Gospel for today—namely, this famously controversial matter of how many will be saved. I have talked a lot and written a lot about this issue, and people have very strong opinions about it: everybody will be saved, only a handful will be saved, and everything in between. There is a lot of energy around this question. In this homily, I would like to get at the question in a new and fresh way by looking at Jesus’ answer in the Gospel.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Is 66:18-21
Psalm – Ps 117:1, 2
Reading 2 – Heb 12:5-7, 11-13
Gospel – Lk 13:22-30