Friends, the readings for today are really magnificent, and they are all about something central to the spiritual life—namely, fear. Years ago, I was on a retreat, and the retreat director said that there are two basic questions always to ask. First; Deep down, what do you want? Second: Ultimately, what are you afraid of? In a way, answering those two questions will tell you everything you need to know about yourself, spiritually speaking.
- Reading 1 – Jer 20:10-13
- Psalm – Ps 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35
- Reading 2 – Rom 5:12-15
- Gospel – Mt 10:26-33