Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Homily)
August 30, 2015 11:00 am · Father Sergio Muñoz Fita
This week as I was meditating on today's readings, I reflected on something that we can learn from the Word of God in today's Holy Mass. Our faith is a religion of the heart. The goal of our Christian life is the union of our heart with Jesus' heart. There must be a transformation by which we can come to say, I live no longer I, but Christ lives in me.
At the beginning of his confessions, St Augustine has some of the most beautiful words, I've ever read, in speaking about the loss of one of his friends. I don't think anyone has ever expressed so profoundly and beautifully the pain of losing someone he loved. At this sorrow he says, "My heart was utterly darkened. Whatever I looked upon was dead. My native country was a torture to me, and in my Father's house a strange unhappiness. In whatsoever I had participated in with him, wanting him turned into a frightful torture. I became a great puzzle to myself, and I asked my soul why she was so sad, and why she so exceedingly disquieted me; but she knew not what to answer me. "