Sunday, July 27, 2014

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

No matter how great a treasure might be, there is a bit of craziness to the idea of selling everything one has in order to go all in on a single item. We try so hard to make faith sensible. Why? What are we afraid of? Solomon's wisdom did not come from rational intellect, after all, but from the gift of an "understanding heart". Without this latter grace, how could anyone make sense of God's commands, let alone love them? Yes, it takes a bit of lunacy to find the kingdom of heaven, but do not fear the act of embracing such faith, for only a beautiful insanity could reveal such wonderful Truth.