Sunday Gospel Warm-Up

November 2, 2023

St.FrancisAssisi 21i2 4c

Letting Go to Love

Nov. 5, Mt 23:1-12

St.FrancisAssisi 21i2 4c

The path to greater holiness is not about climbing some ladder of success that seeks power and prestige. This is what the Pharisees stood for and what Jesus excoriates in chapter 23 of Matthew’s gospel.

The only path to greater holiness and true discipleship is humility. Humility is the capacity to love regardless of gain or loss. Whether someone returns the love or slaps us on the cheek, we love all the same. The total humility of Jesus on the cross is the kind of love we are called to practice, a total giving of self.