Let’s begin reflection on the 28 Sunday of Ordinary Time C. Jesus returns to his travel to Jerusalem, after the three and a half chapter relating the supper at the house of a Pharisees, which we have been reading for quite a few Sundays now. He will arrive in Jerusalem in Luke 19. This gospel is the first thing that happens on the way: the cure of the ten lepers. The incident is about the Jesus Prayer, thanksgiving, a foreigner, and about the ritual purity standards of the priests in the Temple.

Obviously the lectionary complements the gospel with classic tale of Naaman the Syrian, because it has the same elements. The Psalm follows suit with \its responsorial, “The Lord has revealed to th nations, his saving power.”

The second reading from 2 Timothy gives us a Christological hymn. St. Paul gives us a kergyma put into the practice of our own lives. The great quote from this reading is “The Word of God is not chained.” That alone could be the whole homily. I’ll be writing about this elements this whole week in these reflections.

Alan Hartway

Theological Studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago IL; Master of Fine Arts, Poetics, at Naropa University, Boulder CO 1996; Master of Arts, Greek Classics, University of Colorado, Boulder CO 2012; Taught at Naropa University from 1999 through 2015; Chair of Interdisciplinary Studies from 2007-2015; Member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Kansas City Province since 1974; Pastor at Guardian Angel Catholic Church, Mead, CO, ministry from 2007-2020 Currently Retired

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