Flipping Our Expectations

7th Sunday of Ordinary Time (C)

Jesus has a way of turning our expectations on their heads. The Beatitudes from last week’s gospel reading are a perfect example. The world says being rich will make you happy. Jesus says blessed are the poor. The world says happiness is a full belly. Jesus says blessed are the hungry. The world says celebrity and popularity are measures of success. Jesus says blessed are those who are persecuted.

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Deacon Matt’s Homily for the Last Mass of the Year

Here’s an audio recording of the homily I offered for our final Mass on campus of the academic year yesterday. My prayers are with all of you during this exam week, and especially with those about to graduate this Saturday as they begin their post-college life. Remain in Christ’s love! Go and bear fruit that will remain!

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