21st Sunday in Ordinary Time, Aug. 21, 2011
Fr. Joseph Eddy, O. de M.
Gospel: Matt. 16:13-20 “Who do men say that the Son of Man Is?”
Full homily text: Well, here we are at mid-August already. The “dog days” of summer when we try to get in those last mini-vacations or family gatherings before the end of the month. Because we all know the end of August means “back to school.” If we forget we will be reminded each time we turn on the TV and see commercials for “back to school sales.” For many of us at least 16-18 years of our life are spent in school. As Americans we value education.
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But why do we value education? Is it because we want to be just like everyone else? Or is it because we want to be able to get a job in the future? Unfortunately, today many look at education only as a means of being successful or getting a job. Not that this isn’t important, but traditionally education has been seen from a more broad perspective. Continue Reading…