Categories: HomiliesPublished On: September 25th, 2021Tags: , 258 words7.8 min read
A Dumb Question?

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A Dumb Question?

Ever used that phrase: this might be a dumb question but. We are trained to say there is no such thing as a dumb question. Although there have been some questions that made me wonder. We should always honor questions. They show a desire to learn. A desire to do better or a desire to understand. Questions are a part of our lives.

The gospel says the disciples were afraid to ask what Jesus meant. So, here is a dumb question. What were they afraid to ask? I mean this is Jesus. He has been with them for a couple of years. He has always treated them with kindness and respect. What is there to be afraid of?

Perhaps they are afraid because this is the second time Jesus tells His disciples that He will be handed over to men. The first time was more dramatic. Jesus said He would have to suffer and die and then be raised. No one wants to suffer and die, do we. This is what turns everything upside down. To follow Jesus, we must take up our cross and follow Him. I wonder, if they had asked Jesus what He meant, and He did explain it better, would they still be disciples? What about you? Are you ready for the answer?

May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen