Friends, the readings for this weekend are tough. Here is the principle behind them, one that is simple to state, but difficult to take in: in a world gone wrong, those who come to us speaking and embodying the truth are going to be opposed. In our first reading from Jeremiah and in Jesus’ harsh, challenging message in the Gospel, we encounter the disruptive, burning, cleansing quality of authentic religion.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Jer 38:4-6, 8-10
Psalm – Ps 40:2, 3, 4, 18
Reading 2 – Heb 12:1-4
Gospel – Lk 12:49-53