October 1 Homily

Today’s readings come from times of turmoil. We start the first reading with the words, “The Lord’s way in not fair!” Paul writes the second reading from his prison cell, facing the possibility of death, not unlike the death of Jesus. Paul talks to the Church of Philippi with some of the strongest words in the epistles, “For to you has been granted, for the sake of Christ, not only to believe in him but also to suffer for him.”

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