FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
“A prophet is not without honor except in his native place”
Dr. Seuss ( the late Theodor Geisel), creator of the popular Cat in the Hat and other books, wrote his first children’s book in 1937. His writing career might have ended early had he not shown great determination. The book was rejected 27 times before finally being published.
Rejection is hard to take. Many of us remember the heartbreak of being rejected by a first love. But this is a part of life. The pain of rejection was the same for Jesus in today’s Gospel. The people of Jesus’ hometown threw him out. He couldn’t go back again, and so he walked away from them. He disappeared into the dark night and walked alone toward the sunrise of a new and terrible day.
Deacon Dick Folger