In this video from Life Teen, Joel Stepanek helps us understand the readings for the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time for Year A. What defines a fan of a team? What does it mean to be a Christian?
The reading from Isaiah tells us that being devoted to God means taking care of those who need our help the most. God wants us to care from those on the margins.
St. Paul tells us that he comes to proclaim Christ crucified. It is not about talk. It is about the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus tells us that salt loses its flavor, then it is no longer really salt. Similarly, if we are all talk, but we don’t understand the message of Christ crucified then we are missing a crucial characteristic of Christians. When people see our good works, then people can encounter Christ through us.