12th Sunday of Year A
BY DAVID O’BRIEN Here’s a 20-question quiz on the Church Social Teaching. It contains sample questions such as: The___ is where people should first learn about God, fairness, love, right and wrong, justice, and helping those in need. In the sixteenth century, Jesuit missionary___ traveled to Asia to proclaim the gospel. God taught the Israelites …
"Who or what are you most afraid of?" is, I submit, a very important spiritual question. To answer it honestly is to know how and why your life is structured the way it is. The simple message of the the Gospel for this week is that one should fear, above all, the loss of friendship with God. More than the loss of money, health, power, the esteem of others, life itself, one should be afraid of losing intimacy with God. If that is truly your greatest fear, you are not far from the Kingdom of Heaven.