Fr Hugh’s Homily for 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Walking over Cunswick Scar the other day, (when I had just been very excited when I saw a snake, well I say a snake, more like a slow worm), I was thinking what ‘renounce your life and take up your cross’ might mean. It sounds like a fierce thing to say. Jesus asking us to devote our lives to punishment and suffering. But reading the rest of the gospel and knowing how much Jesus enjoyed his own life, for the most part, he cannot mean exactly that. So what does he mean by it?….