The message of Jesus Christ doesn’t match what typically makes a blockbuster hit. Martin Ngo, SJ, reflects on Jesus’ message of love and peace in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, June 7, 2020.
The Gospel has got to be the strangest blockbuster hit of all time.
Hi, I’m Martin, and this is my One-Minute Reflection.
Jesus Christ; what a strange protagonist. He’s persecuted and killed only to make a triumphant comeback return to do what? To proclaim mercy and eternal life for anyone who turns to faith?! What kind of story is this?! We like to punish the bad guys.
Think about it. The last Avengers movie. What if after the Thanos snap, they find Thanos only to not condemn him, and to say, “We came all this way to let you know that we are slow to anger and rich in kindness.” Excuse me?! I didn’t pay $18.50 for this!
And yet, that’s the mind-boggling Good News. In Jesus, the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit we can make peace with one another. That’s the reminder every time we gather at table together to break bread in Jesus’ name. And you know what? That’s the only blockbuster we need.