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Fear as a Hinderance to Trust

8th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

Last week the Gospel told us to love our enemies, and the reflection I had in my homily was that while it is a very simple instruction it is very hard to do because we get caught up in anger. Well today we have another simple instruction: do not worry. If you were listening closely, Jesus actually said those words to us three separate times in the Gospel reading. Do not worry. Just like last week, this is a very simple command, and just like last week I bet most of us have a really hard time living in this way. You know what’s really ironic? I spend a lot of time worrying about getting this homily written… and it’s a homily about not worrying…