WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY 2023
Fr Hugh’s Homily for 7th Sunday of Easter
None of us like suffering. None of want the wounds that it leaves behind. In fact we often do our best to erase them or forget them. Yet, somehow the idea of suffering and being wounded runs through the story of Jesus and in a variety of ways through our own lives. Jesus suffered for us. We can often be the cause of our own suffering. But there is that strange phrase in the letter to the Hebrews that Jesus learn to obey through suffering, and when we portray the risen Jesus it is with his wounds, we do not airbrush them out. The truth is that if we are brave enough not to run from our wounds, we learn a great deal from them. In a strange way they are part of our maturing process…..