Until Christians can all share the Lord’s Supper, the rift continues. But there is no denying how massively the ground has shifted.
Season after Pentecost | 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 or Lamentations 3:23-33 (Psalm 30); 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 5:21-43 | Semi-continuous first reading: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 (Psalm 130)
Efforts to avoid the term proof are mistaken—both as a reading of Aquinas and as a broader claim about whether God exists.
Not everything urgent is important. The difficulty is distinguishing between the two. In ministry, people's pressing needs seldom come before us in neat, conveniently timed packages. Instead, the minister is bombarded with legitimate requests and pleas from every side.
Two people in great distress do what a third, the Gerasene demoniac, has already done: they interrupt and rearrange Jesus’ day.