Daily Gospel Reflection – Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Bishop Robert Barron
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel: Mt 10:26-33
Jesus said to the Twelve: "Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father's knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father."
*United States Conference of Catholic
Be Not Afraid - Bishop Barron's Sunday Sermon
Friends, the readings for today are really magnificent, and they are all about something central to the spiritual life—namely, fear. Years ago, I was on a retreat, and the retreat director said that there are two basic questions always to ask.
First; Deep down, what do you want?
Second: Ultimately, what are you afraid of?
In a way, answering those two questions will tell you everything you need to know about yourself, spiritually speaking.