Homily (Reflection) for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday of the Year (A) (27th September, 2020) on the Gospel Ezek 18:25-28; Ps 24:4-9. (R.v. 6); Phil 2:1-11 or 2:1-5; Matt 21:28-32. One day, a bible discussion group chose today’s gospel as the passage for the day. During their discussion, the leader encouraged the members to continue to strive despite the fact that many might have failed in so many ways. They listened with keen interest. In his effort to drive the message home, he used the life of St. Paul as an example. He told them how he started as Saul who fought against the Church aiming at destroying it to Paul who indefatigably fought for the same Church. Before he could finish, a young lady asked him whether those who canonized Paul knew about all that he did and he said yes. She maintained that they were ignorance of the life he lived. Every effort to make her understand the message fell on deaf ears. According to her, if Paul actually lived such life, those who made him a saint made that in error and should retrace their steps very fast.
Topic: Two sides of a saint.