The Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time [B]
Jeremiah 31:7-9 — Hebrews 5:1-6 — Mark 10:46-52
October 28, 2012
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” [Mark 10:49]
Homilies don’t usually begin by quoting an oil company advertisement. After all, many people don’t think of an oil company’s goals as lining up with the Gospel. But sometimes you can catch glimpses of the Truth in places you don’t expect. I won’t tell you the name of the oil company, but listen to the ‘headline’ of this ad, as well as some of its text.
The headline sets up the ad: “The world is growing by more than 70 million people a year. … So is that a problem, or a solution?” Well, that’s an interesting start: it makes us wonder where this ad is headed.