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HOMILY: No Exceptions

We are all looking for a magic reset button that will erase the violence of these many days drenched in blood, a special tool that can make evil disappear.

“But our God has already given us that tool.

That one tool that can end the violence and the hatred. The one tool that can heal what is broken and restore what is lost.

And that tool is love.”

Leaven in the World

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time | July 9/10, 2016

Fr. Brian Zumbrum’s homilies and reflections are posted weekly at Leaven in the World. To see the archive of all his posts, just click here: Salesian Sermons

PROTIP: You can take a look at the Sunday readings here. This homily focuses on the Gospel reading.

I remember my very first day at Nativity Prep.

It was faculty orientation and our principal was introducing the school and its mission to all of us.  During those remarks, he shared something that I have never forgotten.

He looked at us and said, you have one job as an educator.  It is to love your students.  That’s it.  If you love your students, everything else will fall into place.

I remember thinking . . . That seems simple enough.

How wrong I was!

For no one warned me that not every student is easy to…

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