14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fr. Anthony Brankin
Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30 “Come to Me, all you who are heavy laden.”
Homily summary: Last Wednesday was the Feast of the Sts. Peter and Paul. And last Thursday was the feast of the First Martyrs of Rome. The emperor Nero bound the Christians to poles, smeared them with tar, and set them ablaze to provide light for his garden party. And the Christians sang hymns while they died.
Walk on the spiritual path along with St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal into the Love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Are you a lay person interested in plunging more fully into a way of daily devotion? Or considering a vocation to the monastic Visitandine tradition? Go to Visitation Spirit website.
As far as St. Peter, what better city to have the center of the Church, than Rome? Peter was the one who told Jesus that he was the Messiah. Peter and Paul tried to convince the Romans that Jesus was true God and true man, who died on the cross for their sins. The people were thrilled to hear about Jesus. Paul was the greatest teacher we have ever had. Christianity spread throughout the land.