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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

“…And if any one will not receive you or listen to your words, shake off the dust from your feet as you leave that house or town. Truly, I say to you, it shall be more tolerable (ἀνεκτότερον) on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.” (Mt 10: 14-15)

Today many of us think of “the land of Sodom and Gomorrah” as the very-worst of immoral, sinful places. But, according to the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, that “place” is “more tolerable” to God’s vision or judgment, than our unwillingness to “receive” or “listen to” His words. And let me add, if I might, the plain fact that most of us, including me, often dismiss or ignore God’s word in our lives, on a daily basis.

That’s all I’ve got to say today about this passage, which happens to be our Church’s reading...

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