Our Gospel for today is breathtaking, first for what it says about Jesus and second for what it says about us. Jesus compels a choice the way no other figure does. Either he is who he says he is, or he is a bad man. The bland middle way that he is a great teacher simply won’t do. In the presence of the one who makes such an extraordinary claim, we have to make a decision.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Wisdom 9:13-18
Psalm – Psalms 90:3-17
Reading 2 – Philemon 1:9-17
Gospel – Luke 14:25-33