Homily from the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Being a disciple requires that we decide whom we will serve.
It can sometimes be easier to decide whom to serve when there is clear opposition. When Joshua led the people of Israel into the Promised Land, their enemy was obvious. Then, it was clear that they needed virtue and knowledge, to be strong and courageous. But what happens when there is no obvious "enemy"? In that case, it is even more crucial to make the decision...or the decision will be made for you.
Mass Readings from August 23, 2015:
Joshua 24:1-2, 15-18