Voluntary Vulnerability

Fr. Bob’s homily last Sunday…


Christ the King C 2016

It is jarring so close to Christmas to hear the depiction of Christ on the cross.  Yet, the Church wants to remind us on this feast precisely what kind of King Jesus was. – a king not defined by his power over others; a king whose only throne was the cross.

This sacrifice of Jesus reminds of less dramatic ones made every day.  By now most of you know that my best friends, Diana and Fred, are Catholic Workers and they, like all Catholic Workers, live in voluntary poverty.  They are both well-educated and incredibly capable people who have decided that to best minister to the poor, they themselves should be poor.  It is not the same as cyclical poverty because they could leave their state behind at any moment.  But for them, it made more sense to live poor among the poor.

What does…

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