28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
But for each of us there is that further question, unspoken in St. Mark's gospel but there in St. Luke and St Matthew, "What more must I do?" It is that feeling that there is or should be something more. "Yes I am trying to live a good life - be a good priest, husband or wife, parent, live a chaste life, be a faithful follower and witness of Christ - yet is there something more, something just out of reach, something just behind the curtain?"
This love, this charity, is most fully revealed by Christ on the cross. It is a love which expresses itself in service. In the gift of self for the sake of another. So many of you in different ways will be living this service. Mums and Dads caring for your children. From washing and changing them at home, worrying about them to doing a boring job to earn money for their food. Children caring for ageing parents. Teachers...