Monday, July 01, 2013
In case you missed the point yesterday, Jesus (through the liturgy) will make it again today. "Let the dead bury their dead."
Harsh words, of the sort we don't expect from the Sacred Heart! But today I heard something else in Jesus' voice. It's not a harsh tone: it's insistent, almost pleading: "Follow me and let the dead bury their dead." He'll say it again, to Peter, after the Resurrection: "You, follow me."
St Paul gives the example of what it means to "let the dead bury their dead," when he writes to the Philippians about his own life: "Forgetting what is behind and straining towards the goal, I press on to take hold of the prize, for which Christ Jesus took hold of me."
Yesterday's responsorial psalm gives us the words for
this: "I keep the Lord ever before me."
I will follow him.
Posted by Sr Anne Flanagan at 12:49 PM