Posted on Oct 10, 2010 in Homilies
Fr. Dan Ruff, S.J. – Pastor
Old St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia
28th OT-C – October 10, 2010 – 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
How many people know the story of Naaman the Syrian? Well, let me fill you in, since we got only the end of that story in this morning’s/evening’s first reading from the 2nd Book of Kings. Naaman was the right arm of the king of Syria – a heroic general in the Syrian army who had made his military reputation, at least in part, by defeating and humiliating Israel in battle. But when this story in 2nd Kings begins, Naaman has a...