For the second time this month, someone tells Jesus to tell someone else off. This time, a young man is frustrated about his inheritance and wants Jesus to bring a little justice to the party. All of us have aspects of our lives that we would like to tell Jesus to correct... Sometimes, though, just as Jesus did with Martha and as He did with the young man today, Jesus turns our request on its head and challenges us to see the blessing in the crosses we bear.
This sermon was delivered at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Tallulah, La on Sunday, July 31, 2016.