The Gospel Through a Franciscan Lens – 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2024
Fr. Christopher Panagoplos, TOR, shares in his most recent homily for Sunday, February 4th, 2024, the 5th Sunday in Ordinary Time, some insights on healing and care of the sick.
“Care of the sick and infirm reminds us most visibly of how God deals with us graciously in our weakness. There is the tendency in all of us to stand tall and proud, attractive in strength and talent. We even rely on those things and think of those things as important to our relationships with others.
This is not to say that the brightness and smart wit of the beautiful people are not pleasing to God. And so, we need a reminder that God does not glory in our accomplishments. God loves us for who we are—fragile and failing human beings—bent for another kind of glory where the accomplishment is God’s and ours is the gratitude.”