A homily for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (this past Sunday in the Melkite Church, tomorrow in the Orthodox Church).
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
More than thirty-five people were shot and killed in the USA last weekend by solitary shooters wielding assault-style guns.
They were shot in a Walmart in El Paso, Texas; a bar in Dayton, Ohio; a park in Chicago, Illinois.
Just a few days earlier, another lone gunman killed more people at the Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California.
These figures just count the dead; they don’t include the wounded. They don’t include the devastated family members and friends. They don’t include the traumatized bystanders and first responders, and the terrified community members. They don’t count the orphaned children and the children and parents who are suffering nightmares. Read More