Posted on Jun 21, 2009 in Homilies
Fr. Dan Ruff, S.J. – June 21, 11:30 a.m.
Pastor, Old St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
The first time I swam in the ocean was during my junior year in college, which I was fortunate enough to spend in France. I had been warned that the surf at Biarritz had a particularly powerful undertow, but having never swum in the ocean before, I had only the vaguest theoretical notion of what that might mean. Cavorting with my fellow students, I gamely plunged in.
Everything was fine until I started heading back to shore. When I got to...