The Things That Come From Within | One-Minute Homily

by | Aug 29, 2021 | One-Minute Homily, Videos

Jesus says it is what comes out from within that can defile. Eric Sundrup, SJ, reflects on our own need to take a look within our own hearts in this week’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, August 29, 2021.

I’m rubber and you’re glue, whatever you say bounces off me and sticks to you!

Hi, I’m Fr. Eric Sundrup and this is my One-Minute Homily.

Ever been scared of what all the other kids are going to say about you? I remember having some of those fears when I was years old, and those were real and they were big. When I told my parents they taught me some silly little rhyme about rubber and glue. And yeah, it didn’t make me the coolest kid, but it is an important lesson.

It tells you about what’s inside and that’s what counts. The way we treat others, that tells people who we are.

In the gospel today Jesus notes: 

“Nothing that enters one from outside can defile that person; but the things that come out from within are what defile.

From within people, from their hearts, come evil….”

Let’s all take a little time today and search our hearts, what’s in there? Anything we need to clean out?

Probably, and that’s fine. We could all use a little cleaning. Let’s get to it.


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